Flight, Written by John Gatins; Paramount Pictures
Looper, Written by Rian Johnson; TriStar Pictures
The Master, Written by Paul Thomas Anderson; The Weinstein Company
Moonrise Kingdom, Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola; Focus Features
Zero Dark Thirty, Written by Mark Boal; Columbia Pictures
Argo, Screenplay by Chris Terrio;...
It’s important to remember that many of the film’s most lauded screenplays were NOT ELIGIBLE for this prize. Thus, Oscar could make radical changes to this lineup. It’s important to remember that when making your predictions. However, this is great news for Avatar and Star Trek. Jim Cameron may once again be King of the World.
The WGA Nominations (thanks...
All of the year’s great scripts have been deemed ineligible. A few remain. But alas. It’s hard not to feel some butt-hurt over this. Usually the WGA is the best predictor of the writing awards at the Oscars, but now that many of the best writing we’ve seen won’t even compete at the WGAs, how in the heck are we supposed to use them? So I guess this...
Edward Douglas of ComingSoon delivers the bad news (confirmed by Indiewire’s Peter Knegt):
This note is to let you know that Nick Hornby, writer of AN EDUCATION, will be ineligible for a WGA nomination for his work on the film, due to a new rule instituted after production was completed.
Oscar will correct that technicality.
Steve Pond also reports about the three...