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2011 Writers Guild Award Nominees Include 'Black Swan' & More

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January 4, 2011
Source: Writer's Guild of America

Writers Guild Awards

Most of the time the Writers Guild of America awards nominations are a pretty good indicator of the screenplays we'll see nominated at the Academy Awards. However, as we previously reported, acclaimed screenplays for The King's Speech, Winter's Bone, Toy Story 3, Blue Valentine and Another Year are ineligible for the 2011 WGA Awards. Of course, last year great screenplays like Inglourious Basterds and An Education didn't make the cut, and those went on to get Oscar nominations later in the same month. So if you're interested in seeing which screenplays made the cut for this year's WGA award nominees, check out the full list below!

Original Screenplay:
Black Swan - Screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin; Story by Andres Heinz
The Fighter - Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Story byKeith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
Inception - Written by Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right - Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
Please Give - Written by Nicole Holofcener

Adapted Screenplay:
127 Hours - Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy; Based on the book Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston
I Love You Phillip Morris - Written by John Requa & Glenn Ficarra; Based on the book by Steven McVicker
The Social Network - Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich
The Town - Screenplay by Peter Craig and Ben Affleck & Aaron Stockard; Based on the novel Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan
True Grit - Screenplay by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen; Based on the novel by Charles Portis

Documentary Screenplay:
Enemies of the People - Written by Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath
Freedom Riders - Written by Stanley Nelson
Gasland - Written by Josh Fox
Inside Job - Written by Charles Ferguson; Co-written by Chad Beck and Adam Bolt
The Two Escobars - Written by Michael Zimbalist
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Personally, I don't have many quibbles with this list of nominees. As a matter of fact it's great to see more low key films like Nicole Holofcener's Please Give and John Requa and Glenn Ficarra's I Love You Phillip Morris get some awards love. Once again thought, I'm baffled by the fact that The Kids Are All Right is still getting so much praise. The script/story is actually the most sloppy part of the film, with the performances taking your mind off the problems in the screenplay. Why couldn't they give some love to Greenberg? Anyway, stay tuned for more as awards season continues to heat up!

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  • A5J4DX
    inception all the way!
  • Moon
    I whole heartedly agree with you about The Kids Are All Right. I think if there was any independent comedy that deserves nominations it's Greenburg.
  • Postyman
    Not to sound too stereotypical but I'm very happy Nolan gets recognized for his amazingly complicated and original screenplay.
  • Adam
    Greenberg?? Not sure why this film is getting any praise.. finally after having some people mention it as one of thier top movies of the year I watched it and was very disappointed.. didnt like anything about it.. Hope it doesnt get mentioned for any awards...
  • John.E
    Inception for Original Social Network for Adapted

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