The WGA announced their nominations today. These nominations don’t tell us too much about the Oscar because some of Oscar contenders are not eligible for a WGA. Writers have to qualify under strict rules to become a member of the WGA. 
Some films that ineligible include, Florence Foster Jenkins, The Lobster, Zootopia, Toni Erdmann, Elle, Finding Dory, Lion and The Handmaiden. All films with great scripts. 

I am surprised that Fences got in for Adapted Screenplay. It wasn’t adapted at all. The film is the exact same script as the play. And Deadpool got in for Adapted, ugh! 

With that said, here is the complete list of WGA nominees: 


Hell or High Water,
Written by Taylor Sheridan

La La Land
, Written by Damien Chazelle

, Written by Jeff Nichols

Manchester by the Sea
, Written by Kenneth Lonergan

, Written by Barry Jenkins, Story by Tarell McCraney


, Screenplay by Eric Heisserer; Based on the Story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang

, Written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick

, Screenplay by August Wilson; Based on his Play

Hidden Figures
, Screenplay by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi; Based on the Book by Margot Lee Shetterly

Nocturnal Animals
, Screenplay by Tom Ford; Based on the Novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright


Author: The JT LeRoy Story
, Written by Jeff Feuerzeig

Command and Control
, Telescript by Robert Kenner and Eric Schlosser, Story by Brian Pearle and Kim Robert

Zero Days
, Written by Alex Gibney