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WGA Nominations Announced!

WGA Nominations Announced!

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ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY 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 ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Argo, Screenplay by Chris Terrio; Based on a selection from The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired Magazine…

WGA Nominations

WGA Nominations

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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 Jeremie) ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (500) Days of Summer, Written by Scott…

WGA Takes Some Goodness Away

WGA Takes Some Goodness Away

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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 will just…

An Education, Basterds, Single Man, The Road Disqualified for WGA

An Education, Basterds, Single Man, The Road Disqualified for WGA

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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 Weinsteins: Quentin Tarantino is not a member of…