It's that time of year again! Most casual movie fans are oblivious to them, but the studios all roll out special websites during Awards Season to promote their contenders. The majority of this content is confined to lists of nominations and wins, reviews and glowing praise. You can often stream music from the soundtracks, as well. Last year, I found a handful of .mp3 downloads but alas, it's all streaming so far this year. The important thing is, there are plenty of screenplays to be downloaded entirely free of charge! You'll want to download them soon, because these links will not stay live long after the Academy Awards are presented in February. Here's a handy guide.
I've made it simple; studio titles link to the main awards site for each studio and film titles take you directly to the available screenplays. No link = no screenplay.
Disney Awards 2011
Movies: Cars 2, Gnomeo & Juliet, La Luna, The Muppets, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Winnie the Pooh
Dreamworks Pictures Awards
Movies: The Help, War Horse, Real Steel
Movies: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Pariah, Beginners, Jane Eyre, Hanna, The Debt
Fox Searchlight | Awards 2011
Movies: Martha Marcy May Marlene, The Descendants, Win Win, The Tree of Life, Shame, Margaret
Lionsgate Awards 2011
Movies: Rango, Kung Fu Panda 2, Super 8, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Like Crazy, Puss in Boots, Hugo, Young Adult, The Adventures of Tintin (no screenplays)
Roadside Attractions Awards
Movies: Albert Nobbs, Margin Call (no screenplays)
Sony Pictures Awards
Movies: Anonymous, Arthur Christmas, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Ides of March, Moneyball
Sony Pictures Classics
Movies: Carnage, A Dangerous Method, The Guard, Higher Ground, Midnight in Paris, Take Shelter, The Skin I Live In, In Darkness, A Separation (no screenplays)
Warner Bros. For Your Consideration
Movies: Contagion, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Happy Feet Two, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, J. Edgar (no screenplays)
The Weinstein Company
Movies: The Artist, Coriolanus, The Iron Lady, My Week with Marilyn, Undefeated, W./E. (no screenplays)
You may also want to check out last year's roundup; several of those are still active.