The Writers Guild announced their nominations today for Best Original and Best Adapted Screenplays. The WGA nominees often translate to an Oscar nomination. And a Screenplay Oscar win usually leads to a Best Picture win. Needless to say, the WGA list is an important one to be on.
In order to be eligible, the writers must be a member of the WGA union. This year the ineligible movies include Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Darkest Hour, Coco and Victoria & Abdul.
The WGA’s nominated screenplays were selected by its 12,000 eligible members from 47 contenders in the adapted category and 59 in the original category.
The WGA will announce the winners on February 11th in ceremonies in NY and LA simultaneously.
The Big Sick, Written by Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani; Amazon Studios
Get Out, Written by Jordan Peele; Universal Pictures
I, Tonya, Written by Steven Rogers; Neon
Lady Bird, Written by Greta Gerwig; A24
The Shape of Water, Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor; Story by Guillermo del Toro; Fox Searchlight
Call Me by Your Name, Screenplay by James Ivory; Based on the Novel by André Aciman; Sony Pictures Classics
The Disaster Artist, Screenplay by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber; Based on the Book The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell; A24
Logan, Screenplay by Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green; Story by James Mangold; Based on Characters from the X-Men Comic Books and Theatrical Motion Pictures; Twentieth Century Fox Film
Molly’s Game, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the Book by Molly Bloom; STX Entertainment
Mudbound, Screenplay by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees; Based on the Novel by Hillary Jordan; Netflix