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    WGA Nominates Women Screenwriters for Dallas Buyers Club, Before Midnight

    The Writers Guild of America announced their 2014 award nominees today. Only two female screenwriters -- "Dallas Buyers Club" co-writer Melisa Wallack and "Before Midnight" co-writer/star Julie Delpy -- were honored.

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    Writers Guild Nominations 2014 Show Strength of 'Dallas Buyers Club' and 'Blue Jasmine'

    The WGA has unveiled its 2014 predictions. Again, PGA nominees "Dallas Buyers Club" and "Blue Jasmine" are showing strength while the Coens' "Inside Llewyn Davis" reveals its weakness. The Weinstein Co. did better today, and Peter Berg's "Lone Survivor" finally appears on the awards scoreboard.

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    'American Hustle,' 'Her' and 'Wolf' Vying for Writers Guild Screenplay Honors; '12 Years' Not Eligible

    The Writers Guild of America today announced the nominations for their 2014 Writers Guild Awards. "American Hustle," "Her," "Blue Jasmine" and "Wolf of Wall Street" are all up for awards. Most notably though, John Ridley's script for "12 Years a Slave" was shut out of the competition.

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    All Award Season Screenplays Now Available Online: Oscar Frontrunners and Contenders UPDATED

    All of the award season screenplays are now available online. In the glut of promotional material sent out to Academy members at this time of year, so far copies of real books like "Lone Survivor," "The Book Thief," "12 Years a Slave" and "Philomena" by Martin Sexsmith and Will Haygood's "The Butler...

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    A Guide To The 2013-14 Awards Season: All The Winners and Nominees So Far

    Award season is in full swing, with basically three straight months of announcements from critics groups, guilds, boards, and yes, academies, underway.

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    Why Paul Schrader May Not Open His Oscar Ballot This Year

    Paul Schrader: "I find this escalating media chatter regarding film society awards, Oscar handicapping and promotional gimmicks increasingly tiresome. This year I declined to submit a selection to Film Comment's year's best list. I stopped voting for DGA and WGA awards last year and for the first ti...

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    Writers Guild Awards Change Guidelines, Netflix's 'House of Cards' Now Eligible for 2014 TV Awards

    With the just-announced revisions to the Writers Guild Awards guidelines, Netflix's "House of Cards" has become eligible for the 2014 TV awards, to be held on February 1. The guidelines now include series that have been produced for initial exhibition in new media, permitting them to compete with TV...

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    2014 Writers Guild Awards Announce Timeline for Submissions and Voting

    The 66th annual Writers Guild Awards, to be presented in simultaneous West and East Coast ceremonies on February 1, 2014, have announced their timeline for submissions and voting. Check it out below.

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    Writers Guild Awards Set For February 1, 2014

    The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced the date for the 2014 Writers Guild Awards' simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York: Saturday, February 1, 2014.

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    The 2013 Writers Guild Awards

    At the annual Writers Guild Award’s, women writers did well this year -- in television. Film, not so much. Lena Dunham’s Girls won best new series, one of Mad Men’s best (and controversial) episodes of last season ‘The Other Woman’ co-written by Semi Chellas picked up ...

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