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 WGA doesn’t predict Oscar for nominees. Most of the time, the winners do end up matching, though obviously not all – as Tapley points out, The King’s Speech wasn’t eligible for the WGA but still ended up winning Best Original Screenplay.
But the two strongest contenders in both adapted and original do qualify, Tony Kushner’s Lincoln and Mark Boal’s Zero Dark Thirty. In Contention.