Mister Tee wrote:Don't know if this is the place to post, but...Mark Harris is reporting that The Ballad of Buster Scruggs has (for reasons no one is explaining) been classified as adapted for Academy purposes. In case that has any impact on your Oscar predicting.
Two of the six segments -- "All Gold Canyon" and "The Gal Who Got Rattled" -- are based on short stories. In this case, classifying the film into one of the two categories we've got seems almost impossible. You either choose to make the call the WGA did (the majority of the film is a wholly original script, so it's more original than adapted) or the one the Academy did (such a decent chunk is based on previously published material, it's closer to an adaptation than an original), but it's an awkward fit either way.
At the end of the day, though, I imagine all of this will essentially be moot.