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Will ‘Yesterday’ bring Richard Curtis his 2nd screenwriting Oscar nomination 25 years after his 1st?

Will ‘Yesterday’ bring Richard Curtis his 2nd screenwriting Oscar nomination 25 years after his 1st?

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Richard Curtis’ lone Oscar nomination. The recipient was his original screenplay for 1994’s “Four Weddings and a Funeral, ” which also was a Best Picture candidate. Could it be time for him to get another chance with his latest opus, “Yesterday”?

The script for the film directed by Danny Boyle that opens nationwide on June 28 imagines a world where the Beatles never existed , a phenomenon caused by a worldwide blackout. The only person who seems to remember them is a struggling musician named Jack (Himesh Patel), who was knocked unconscious after being hit by a bus while riding his bike. When he launches into “Yesterday” to try out a new guitar, he realizes his friends think he wrote the tune. Soon fame, fortune and celebs come calling, including Ed Sheeran and James Corden.

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