WGA Nominees Announced

The Writer’s Guild of America announced their nominees yesterday, and continued to narrow down the awards season playing field. On the rise – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which also picked up a Producer’s Guild nomination to add to yesterday’s WGA nod for Best Adapted Screenplay. On the outs – War Horse, the long awaited film by Steven Spielberg that seemed liked the one to beat.

Everything else is pretty standard fare for the Writer’s Guild with a great deal of indie screenwriting love, and a surprising nomination for Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo for Bridesmaids. Can the hit comedy take it all the way to the big dance? Seems that way.

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

50/50
Written by Will Reiser
Bridesmaids
Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig
Midnight in Paris
Written by Woody Allen
Win Win
Screenplay by Tom McCarthy; Story by Tom McCarthy & Joe Tiboni
Young Adult
Written by Diablo Cody

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Descendants
Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash; Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemming
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Screenplay by Steven Zaillian; Based on the novel by Stieg Larsson, originally published by Norstedts
The Help
Screenplay by Tate Taylor; Based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett
Hugo
Screenplay by John Logan; Based on the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Moneyball 
Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin; Story by Stan Chervin

 

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

Better This World
Written by Katie Galloway & Kelly Duane de la Vega
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
Written by Marshall Curry and Matthew Hamachek
Nostalgia for the Light
Written by Patricio Guzmán
Pina
Screenplay by Wim Wenders
Position Among the Stars
Script by Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich, Leonard Retel Helmrich
Senna
Written by Manish Pandey
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One Response to “WGA Nominees Announced”

  1. Lol, the writing was the worst part about The Help. But I
    m happy to see Midnight in Paris here, along with Bridesmaids and Young Adult (Go Diablo!)

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