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WGA Announces Best Screenplay Nominees

Images from the five nominees for the WGA award for Best Original Screenplay.
The WGA has announced the nominees for its 2012 awards.  The Original Screenplay category rewarded films that leaned toward comedy, while the Adapted Screenplay features a number of Oscar Best Picture frontrunners.

The awards will be announced Feburary 19.

The complete list of nominees in all three categories is below:

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

50/50, Written by Will Reiser; Summit Entertainment

Bridesmaids, Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig; Universal Studios

Midnight in Paris, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

Win Win, Screenplay by Tom McCarthy; Story by Tom McCarthy & Joe Tiboni; Fox Searchlight

Young Adult, Written by Diablo Cody; Paramount Pictures 

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Descendants, Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash; Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemming; Fox Searchlight

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Screenplay by Steven Zaillian; Based on the novel by Stieg Larsson, originally published by Norstedts; Columbia Pictures

The Help, Screenplay by Tate Taylor; Based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett; DreamWorks Pictures

Hugo, Screenplay by John Logan; Based on the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick; Paramount Pictures

Moneyball, Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin; Story by Stan Chervin; Based on the book by Michael Lewis; Columbia Pictures

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

Better This World, Written by Katie Galloway & Kelly Duane de la Vega; Loteria Films

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, Written by Marshall Curry and Matthew Hamachek; Oscilloscope Pictures

Nostalgia for the Light, Written by Patricio Guzmán; Icarus Films 

Pina, Screenplay by Wim Wenders; Sundance Selects

Position Among the Stars, Script by Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich, Leonard Retel Helmrich; HBO Films

Senna, Written by Manish Pandey; Producers Distribution Agency

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2 Comments

  • Marji Wollin | January 6, 2012 6:47 AMReply

    "The Help" is the best adapted screen play I've seen all year. If you haven't viewed it, you've really missed something. And afterwards having a dialogue with someone of a different color is truly
    enlightening.

  • Tiki | January 6, 2012 3:02 AMReply

    Kinda strange that the original screenplays = way better films than a majority of the adapted screenplays. I wasn't a big fan of The Help or Dragon Tattoo, but Moneyball was pretty fantastic. Probably should have only nominated Zallian for that one because it's way better than his other effort.