Oscar Winners 2023: Best Adapted Screenplay

Do nothing. Stay and fight. Or leave.

Women Talking
Women Talking

Sarah Polley’s Women Talking takes home the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. It beats out contenders All Quiet on the Western Front, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Living and Top Gun: Maverick. The award was presented by Florence Pugh and Andrew Garfield.

Polley adapted the movie from a novel by Miriam Toews, which is about the real events in a Mennonite community in Bolivia in the mid-late 2000s. The women believe they have three options: stay and forgive, stay and fight, or leave.

Women Talking, written and directed by Sarah Polley, also won the Best Adapted Screenplay honor at the Writers Guild of America awards as well as the Critics’ Choice Movie awards. Polley made the news recently when she called out Mark Wahlberg when accepting the Robert Altman Award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, since Wahlberg messed up the film’s name at the SAG awards.

Women Talking is also up for Best Picture.

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