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The WGA and Scripter Preview

The WGA and Scripter Preview

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The Writers Guild will announce their nominees this Thursday, along with the USC Scripter awards. The screenplay categories are a lynchpin to see which handful of films the guilds will begin to support.  While the WGA isn’t really a make or break, particularly since there are always those screenplays that don’t qualify for them, it can help in terms of sussing out what films can WIN. Unless your script is…

WGA Announces TV, News, Radio Nominees

WGA Announces TV, News, Radio Nominees

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TELEVISION NOMINEES DRAMA SERIES Boardwalk Empire, Written by Bathsheba Doran, Dave Flebotte, Howard Korder, Steve Kornacki, Itamar Moses, Margaret Nagle, Terence Winter; HBO Breaking Bad, Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett; AMC Game of Thrones, Written by David Benioff, Bryan Cogman, Jane Espenson, George R.R. Martin, D.B. Weiss; HBO The Good Wife, Written by Courtney Kemp Agboh, Meredith Averill, Corinne…

Writers Guild Awards – Christopher Nolan and Aaron Sorkin!

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Best Original Screenplay: Christopher Nolan, Inception Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network Documentary Writing: Inside Job WGA New Media Original Award: Anyone But Me Best Long form Television, adapted: The Pacific Long form Original: The Special Relationship Episodic Drama: Mad Men Episodic Comedy: 30 Rock Drama Series: Mad Men Comedy Series: Modern Family Comedy/Variety (Talk) Writing Award: Colbert Report Animation Writing Award: Futurama ‚ÄòPrisoner of Benda‚Äô Full list…

WGA Preview

WGA Preview

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There is, believe it or not, going to be a tiny bit of a battle between writers when the Scripter and the WGA play out tonight and tomorrow night. [Sorkin & Meznier won the USC Scripter Friday night] On to the WGA. Those wacky writers. My favorite joke about writers is a Polish joke. And those have been selected out due to (justified) political correctness (I am part Polish so…

WGA Writers Guild Nominations!

WGA Writers Guild Nominations!

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[alert]Please note: The King’s Speech, Winter’s Bone, The Ghost Writer, The Way Back, Four Lions, Toy Story 3, Another Year and Blue Valentine were all not eligible for the WGA award[/alert] Original: Black Swan, Screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin; Story by Andres Heinz; Fox Searchlight The Fighter, Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy &…

WGA No Guts, No Glory

WGA No Guts, No Glory

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In lieu of a Writers Guild preview, or contest, let’s do a quick No Guts, No Glory, for the fun of it. The nominees will be announced, it is said, around 10am tomorrow morning (Producers Guild hit around 7am, Pacific). I’m going to do a rough, for the hell of it, predictions and No Guts for you. Feel free to join the party. No pressure. I have a feeling we…

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Zapped: King’s Speech, Winter’s Bone Not Eligible for WGA

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Steve Pond reports that several scripts are now not eligible for the WGA, according to their online balloting: “The King’s Speech,” “Winter’s Bone,” “Toy Story 3,” “Blue Valentine” and “Another Year” may be among the most acclaimed film scripts of the year, and they may well become contenders in the writing categories at the Oscars, but you won’t hear any of their names called when the WGA Awards nominations are…

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The PGA and the WGA to Announce Jan 4th

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It’s hard to imagine that the Producers Guild and Directors Guild nominations are just around the corner. The PGA should help clarify something about the Best Picture race, while the WGA could give us an indication as to where the original and adapted screenplays will be headed. Last year was the first year for the PGA to go up to ten, and of those, only two were swapped out with…

Writers Guild Awards Timeline

Writers Guild Awards Timeline

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2011 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS Los Angeles and New York – The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced that the 2011 Writers Guild Awards will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York to honor outstanding writing in film, television, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation awards categories.