Her, Captain Phillips, Stories We Tell win WGA Awards

WRITERS GUILD AWARDS Best Original Screenplay Her, Written by Spike Jonze Best Adapted Screenplay Captain Phillips, Written by Billy Ray Best Documentary Screenplay Stories We Tell, Written by Sarah Polley Best New Series House of Cards Comedy Series Veep Drama Series Breaking Bad
Posted On 01 Feb 2014

WGA’s Mighty Pen Competition

Los Angeles – As the Writers Guild of America, West ramps up toward its annual celebration of outstanding writing this weekend, the Guild is inviting the general public – fans and followers alike – to participate in the WGAW’s first-ever “Mighty Pen” competition, starting today...
Posted On 27 Jan 2014

Phase I Final Lap, Ranking the Influence of the Precursors

The Oscar race really doesn’t officially start until the beginning of December, when the New York Film Critics and the National Board of Review make their picks. They are usually first out of the gate, and though they are too early on the scene to really predict how the...
Posted On 04 Nov 2013

Zero Dark Thirty and Argo win WGA Awards

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY 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 article “The Great Escape” by Joshuah Bearman; Warner...
Posted On 17 Feb 2013

Argo expected to plow through last remaining guild awards before Taking Best Picture Oscar

This upcoming weekend will be the Writers Guild, the Editors Guild, the Cinema Audio Society and the Motion Picture Sound Editing.  At this point, we’re just going through the motions — it’s all over but the enthusiastic speech at the end. I expect that Argo...
Posted On 12 Feb 2013

WGA Preview

On Thursday, January 3rd, the Producers Guild, Art Directors Guild and Writers Guild all announce their nominees. It is he same day as Oscar ballots are due.  The Writers Guild is a fairly good indicator of Best Picture at the Oscars usually.  This is a year where a lot of the...
Posted On 30 Dec 2012

Amour, Django, Les Miserables, Beasts, Middle of Nowhere not Eligible for WGA

A juicy exclusive by Kris Tapley over at In Contention pointing out this year’s WGA drop-offs – Beasts of the Southern Wild, Middle of Nowhere, Amour, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Rust and Bone and more. It happens every year, which is part of the reason why the...
Posted On 15 Dec 2012

Writers Guild Announces TV Nominees

TELEVISION NOMINEES DRAMA SERIES Boardwalk Empire, Written by Dave Flebotte, Diane Frolov, Chris Haddock, Rolin Jones, Howard Korder, Steve Kornacki, Andrew Schneider, David Stenn, Terence Winter; HBO Breaking Bad, Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer...
Posted On 06 Dec 2012

WGA Predictions

The WGA will announce some time tomorrow.  And the Scripter too. The following scripts are ineligible: The Artist, Shame, Martha Macy, Albert Nobbs, Drive, Margin Call, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, The Iron Lady and My Week with Marilyn all ineligible. That happens every year...
Posted On 04 Jan 2012

The WGA and Scripter Preview

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...
Posted On 03 Jan 2012