The list was announced in a livestream Monday featuring Black List founder and Vanity Fair contributing editor Franklin Leonard and late-night hosts Desus Nice and The Kid Mero.
The livestream, which raised proceeds for the charity Young Storytellers, also featured pop-up cameos by Oscar-winning writer-directors Bong Joon Ho and Taika Waititi (whose Jojo Rabbit script made the Black List in 2012).
The Black List has the stats to prove it: Leonard told V.F.
There are three scripts that center on trans leads, a first in Black List history.
Leonard also noted that several of this year’s scripts focus on the rise and fall of billionaires and business empires.