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Three Billboards, Darkest Hour Disqualified From Writers Guild Awards

Variety is reporting the Writers Guild of America has released their list of films meeting eligibility criteria for their awards this year. As usual, they have excluded a number of Oscar hopefuls from contention, which may (or may not) throw another fresh set of wrinkles into the screenplay races this year.

On the original screenplay side, 59 films have been approved for WGA awards consideration. Some notable exclusions include “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Darkest Hour,” and Pixar’s “Coco.”

For adapted screenplay, 47 films will be competing this year. “Victoria and Abdul” and “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” have been disqualified from guild competition.

WGA voting begins today, December 5, and will conclude on January 3rd. Nominations for theatrical and documentary screenplay will be announced the next day on January 4th.