January 11, 2010

The Writers Guild of America releases their nominations!



(500) Days of Summer, Written by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber; Fox Searchlight

Avatar, Written by James Cameron; 20th Century Fox

The Hangover, Written by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore; Warner Bros.

The Hurt Locker, Written by Mark Boal; Summit Entertainment

A Serious Man, Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen; Focus Features


Crazy Heart, Screenplay by Scott Cooper; Based on the novel by Thomas Cobb; Fox Searchlight

Julie & Julia, Screenplay by Nora Ephron; Based on the books Julie & Julia by Julie Powell and My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme; Sony Pictures

Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire, Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher; Based on the novel Push by Sapphire; Lionsgate

Star Trek, Written by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman; Based upon Star Trek, Created by Gene Roddenberry; Paramount Pictures

Up in the Air, Screenplay by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner; Based upon the novel by Walter Kirn; Paramount Pictures


Against the Tide, Screenplay by Richard Trank; Moriah Films

Capitalism: A Love Story, Written by Michael Moore; Overture Films

The Cove, Written by Mark Monroe; Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions

Earth Days, Written by Robert Stone; Zeitgeist Films

Good Hair, Written by Chris Rock & Jeff Stilson and Lance Crouther and Chuck Sklar; Roadside Attractions

Soundtrack for a Revolution, Written by Bill Guttentag & Dan Sturman; Freedom Song Productions and Louverture Films



  1. these arent all that important becaus eof all the disqualifications, but original looks pretty good and im scared of the avatar haters now, remember people a script isnt only dialogue, he created a world, plans, creatures, that alone is good for the nom


  2. Wow. Snubs aside, I'm mainly impressed with Keith for calling the surprises. Well done sir.

  3. Avatar for screenplay? Really? I mean did anyone from WGA actually listen to the dialogue or think about the derivative nature of the plot? Honestly...

  4. I'm so sick of this the Avatar screenplay was excellent. Dialogue is the least important part of the screenplay. The story structure of Avatar is essential to poignancy of Cameron's visuals. Pandora alone does not make the film thrive, it needs the story and the plot structure in order to make those things matter.

  5. No DGA for Invictus, and now no WGA with a lot of the competition disqualified. Can Invictus be snubbed by the academy? (please let it be)

  6. I gotta say, the lack of screeners made this race kinda retarded, at least in my opinion.

    It really shouldn't be a standard, at least in my opinion, for companies needing to campaign for awards as much as they have been recently. Guilds like the WGA should be keeping their eye out for quality rather than which studio they got screeners for.

    Tarantino's snub of a nomination this year is akin to a crime, in my opinion, although I like that films like "Star Trek" and "(500) Days of Summer" ended up getting recognition.

  7. I really thought that a nomination for 'Where The Wild Things Are' was a lock. Shows what I know. I think this was it's last chance to make a case for the Oscars. Oh well, it doesn't change how much I love the movie.

  8. Thanks Myles!

    I was pulling for the Messenger. My instinct told me to pick Avatar, but I thought the Messenger was a much better script (in terms of dialogue). The Avatar script wasn't terrible. However, it wasn't the strongest part of the film. When a movie is visually stunning, you hope that the dialogue is up to par too.

  9. I sent Keith a text congratulating him (he already knows that haha), but on the Avatar front, it's fair from my favorite script, but there are worse ones out there...

  10. Okay, I'll venture my two cents worth (actually, with the GFC it's now only one and one quarter cents worth, but take it or leave it) . . . Star Trek???

  11. It's unlikely to get nominated for the Oscar, but it's an interesting pick, especially considering how much was ineligible this year...