Bridesmaids, Dragon Tattoo, Young Adult Snag Writers Guild Award Nominations

The WGA nominations have hit the wires, giving awards watchers more fodder for speculation. Does Bridesmaids' inclusion mean the mainstream hit has more traction in the Oscar race? Will Win Win's nomination mean the Fox Searchlight hopeful has a shot at the big leagues? Should Diablo Cody break out the leopard print couture? Check out the full list of nominations and debate away.

Adapted Screenplay
The Descendants
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Help

Original Screenplay
Midnight in Paris
Win Win
Young Adult

Documentary Screenplay
Better This World
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
Nostalgia for the Light
Position Among the Stars

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[Writers Guild of America]


  • AS says:

    Lookin like Dragon Tattoo is a safe bet for Best Picture, what with 2 guilds now supporting it! But what gives? How did Margin Call not score an original screenplay nomination? And what about A Dangerous Method?

  • pete says:

    Margin Call is not eligible because he wasn't in WGA when he wrote it. If Margin Call gets snubbed by the oscars for Young Adult or even Win Win I'm giving up as it means fox searchlight's money can buy you anything. I'd pick Transformers 4's script over young adult...Although I guess thats an adaptation.
    Also, Win Win over the Beginners??

    • Gray says:

      Beginners was ineligible and Young Adult's script was awesome.

      • pete says:

        Theron and Reitman had to use every last ounce of talent they had to rescue a bland, boring, script that seems to think being drunk, mean, and depressed is somehow deep. Juno ruled, YA script was a total phone in.

  • MartiniShark says:

    It's a bit tough to grasp how much of an influence these noms will be when you consider Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, The Artist,Shame,Beginners,Drive,Martha Marcy May Marlene,My Week With Marilyn, AND The Iron Lady were all inelligble.

  • superjesus says:

    Drive got snubbed again? Its by far the best screenplay of the year and one of the best adapted screenplays in a decade.