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WGA Names Nominees

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire February 5, 1998 at 2:0AM

by Eugene HernandezWith the Academy Award nominations just days away, the Writers Guild hasannounced its nominees for oustanding screenwriting. Notably, four of thewriters nominated also directed the movies they wrote.In the category of screenplay written directly for the screen, the nominees are:Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks, "As Good as It Gets"Paul Thomas Anderson for "Boogie Nights"Simon Beaufoy for "The Full Monty," Matt Damon and Ben Affleck for "Good Will Hunting"James Cameron for "Titanic"And in the category of best adaptation:Paul Attanasio, "Donnie Brasco," based on a book by Joseph Pistone withRichard WoodleyJames Schamus for "The Ice Storm," based on the Rick Moody novelBrian Helgeland & Curtis Hanson for "L.A. Confidential," based on the JamesEllroy novelHilary Henkin and David Mamet for "Wag the Dog," based on the book "AmericanHero" by Larry BeinhartHossein Amini for "The Wings of the Dove," based on the Henry James novelThe awards will be presented on February 21, 1998 in New York and Los Angeles.
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by Eugene Hernandez




With the Academy Award nominations just days away, the Writers Guild has
announced its nominees for oustanding screenwriting. Notably, four of the
writers nominated also directed the movies they wrote.


In the category of screenplay written directly for the screen, the nominees are:


Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks, "As Good as It Gets"

Paul Thomas Anderson for "Boogie Nights"

Simon Beaufoy for "The Full Monty,"

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck for "Good Will Hunting"

James Cameron for "Titanic"


And in the category of best adaptation:


Paul Attanasio, "Donnie Brasco," based on a book by Joseph Pistone with
Richard Woodley

James Schamus for "The Ice Storm," based on the Rick Moody novel

Brian Helgeland & Curtis Hanson for "L.A. Confidential," based on the James
Ellroy novel

Hilary Henkin and David Mamet for "Wag the Dog," based on the book "American
Hero" by Larry Beinhart

Hossein Amini for "The Wings of the Dove," based on the Henry James novel


The awards will be presented on February 21, 1998 in New York and Los Angeles.