Oscar Nominees' Screenplays as Word Clouds | TQS Magazine

Rather than add our little needed two cents into The Oscars debate, we thought we’d do something a little different here at TQS. We’ve taken the screenplays of all the nominees we could find in the Best Original Screenplay & Best Adapted Screenplay categories and turned them into word clouds where the size of the word indicates how often it was used in the screenplay. We’ve had to remove a couple of frequently occurring technical terms like “int.” and “ext.” as well as some dull words such as “the”, “he” and “she” in order not to skew the graphics .

Anyway, we hope you enjoy them – the closer you look the more interesting stuff you’ll see! Click the images to get a larger version.

Best Original Screenplay

JC Chandor, Margin Call

Kristen Wiig & Annie Mumulo, Bridesmaids

Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris – couldn’t obtain screenplay

Asghar Farhadi, A Separation – couldn’t obtain screenplay

Best Adapted Screenplay

George Clooney, Beau Willimon & Grant Heslov, The Ides of March

 Nat Faxon, Alexander Payne & Jim Rash, The Descendants

Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan, Tinker, Tailor Soldier Spy

 Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian & Stan Chervin, Moneyball


John Logan, Hugo – couldn’t obtain screenplay

So who’s the winner for you?