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'Fifty Shades of Grey' Screenwriter: Jamie Dornan's Performance is Oscar-Worthy

Is the highly anticipated film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey Oscar-worthy?

According to its screenwriter Kelly Marcel, who had the task of adapting the erotic E.L. James book for the big-screen, there's no question when it comes to Jamie Dornan's performance as billionaire Christian Grey.

"Apparently Jamie is great at being soft and hard at the same time," Marcel, 40, said at a chat with author Reza Aslan in Hollywood, Calif. on Wednesday, August 6, for the latest installment of her "An Evening in the Writer's Room" series.

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Just how impressive is Jamie, 32, in the role?

"He's going to get an Oscar!" she exclaimed.

As for more clues on what key scenes/dialogue from the book are going to be in the film, Marcel references a "popsicle line" that makes the cut.

"She [Anastasia Steele] says that, 'You are my popsicle.' That line went in, it's genius," she spills. "They apparently did that scene great."

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Fifty Shades of Grey hits theaters in February 2015.

Check out the steamy trailer below.

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