Top Most Oscar-Nominated Writers Of The 21st Century

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21st-Century Writers 

From the early 2000s to now, numerous writers have created an impact at the Academy Awards by having their stories and screenplay nominated for Oscars or even winning. The past two decades have given rise to successful and critically acclaimed authors who have earned the respect of the film industry along with the hearts and minds of moviegoers. The list of incredible writers nominated for Academy Awards has grown considerably in recent years and in this article, we’ll discuss some of the top most Oscar-nominated writers of the 21st century.

Drew Goddard

Drew Goddard is an American screenwriter, director, and producer whose work is the definition of accomplishment. Establishing his career in the early 2000s, Goddard has written film scripts such as Cloverfield, World War Z and The Martian, which have all been recognized with Academy Award nominations. Other renowned works by Goddard include Cabin in the Woods, which he also directed and co-wrote, and Bad Times at the El Royale. Apart from being a screenplay writer, Goddard has also directed multiple episodes of the Netflix series Daredevil and The Defenders. His astonishing success with acclaimed writers like J. J. Abrams, Quentin Tarantino, and Steven Soderbergh have given him the title of one of the leading writers of the 21st Century.

Billy Ray

Billy Ray is an acclaimed filmmaker who is known for writing some of the best narratives in the 21st Century. A master of literature and theatrical film, Ray has penned scripts for movies such as Hurt Locker, Captain Phillips, Overlord, and more. He has been successful in receiving an Academy Award nomination for every screenplay he has written. Ray also directed multiple episodes of the television series The Secret Agent and developed Hulu’s limited series Little Fires Everywhere. His unmatched skill and expertise in the film industry enabled him to direct the movie Shattered Glass; the story was adapted from a magazine article and won him a BAFTA award nomination.

Eric Heisserer

The name Eric Heisserer is now widely known amongst those who recognize how great a writer he truly is. Eric’s career took-off around the 2000s and his experience in writing scripts for movies such as A Nightmare on Elm Street and Lights Out has earned him an Oscar nomination for the 2016 movie Arrival. His powerful writing has managed to bring Arrival to the Academy, along with establishing himself as one of the most anticipated and successful authors of the 21st century. His upcoming projects include Secret Soldiers of Benghazi and the television series Most Dangerous Game.

Scott Neustadter

Acknowledged for his incredible storytelling and uncanny adaptability of books into the big-screen, Scott Neustadter is one fortunate writer of this time. He started his career with the acclaimed 2004 much-loved film The Fault in Our Stars, which has made him one of the most thoughtful writers of the 21s century. Subsequently, Scott Neustadter has also been part of movies such as (500) Days of Summer, The Spectacular Now, Paper Towns and The Wailing. He has also written Bluebird with partner and partner Michael H. Weber and has received an Academy Awards nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Quentin Tarantino

Just like every other industry, cinema has some of its own superstars, and one of them is Quentin Tarantino. Tarantino’s method of filmmaking is something to note, his ability to blend genres, style, and different storylines into one film is something incredible. In the 21st Century, Quentin has written multiple movies, including Kill Bill V.1 and 2, the Inglorious Bastards, and Django Unchained, which won him an Oscar and most recently, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood; all of which were critically acclaimed and made waves amongst the viewers.

Michael Arndt

If you’re looking for a screenwriter of great versatility, then Michael Arndt’s your man! Amongst many books and plays Arndt has adapted, Toy Story 3 will remain one of his greatest pieces of work. The work he did with that movie won him a well-deserved Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. Arndt has also written scripts for other movies such as Little Miss Sunshine, Oblivion and The Hunger Games, which has also been recognized with Academy Awards.

There can be no doubt that 21st-century writing is taking the film industry by storm. Each of these talented writers have created successful stories and captivated viewers with their unique approaches. Different movies from different parts of the world are now making their way to the Oscars, giving these writers more recognition; while some have won them awards, others have empowered them to create more mesmerizing content. We can certainly say the world is in for a treat!

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