Writers’ Guild of America Nominees Announced

January 6, 2011 by  
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alalAs the Writers Guild of America releases it’s nominations, we see few surprises, in a shortlist that looks rather similar to the PGA nominations announced yesterday. So in the lead up to the full Oscar shortlists (all we have so far are Visual Effects and Feature Documentary) this should give some taste of which screenwriters are rubbing their laps for a prize.

Unsurprisingly, Aronofsky’s personal scribes appear for their work on Black Swan. The Fighter is muscular enough to deserve it’s place, not that UK audiences will know as it won’t be released until early February. As for The Kids Are All Right, the choice is alright for a screenplay award, though possibly not unique enough to pick up the award.

As for the Adapted Screenplay category, I Love You Phillip Morris is getting the attention it has long deserved, as well as True Grit, based on the esteemed novel by Charles Portis. Although, haven’t the The Coen brothers done their fair share of Old South Thrillers?

It’s hardly surprising to see The Social Network, or Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy’s 127 Hours. It’s hard to imagine that Aaron Sorkin’s Facebook blockbuster won’t earn some kind of trophy shaped recognition, but then he has some worthy competitors too.

Who do you think should win? Feel free to comment and debate..

Original Screenplay

Black Swan (Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin; story by Andres Heinz)
The Fighter (Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson; story by Keith Dorrington, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson)
Inception (Christopher Nolan)
The Kids Are All Right (Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg)
Please Give (Nicole Holofcener; featured above)

Adapted Screenplay

127 Hours (Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy)
I Love You Phillip Morris (John Requa and Glenn Ficarra)
The Social Network (Aaron Sorkin)
The Town (Peter Craig, Ben Affleck and Aaron Stockard)
True Grit (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)

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