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Writers Guild Awards 2012 Nominees Include 'Looper' & 'The Master'

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January 4, 2013
Source: WGA

Writers Guild Awards

Continuing our awards season coverage, we've got the nominees in for the 2013 Writers Guild Awards, as chosen by the Writers Guild of America. The winners will be announced this coming February 17th at a WGA ceremony. There are three separate categories of nominees - original, adapted, and documentary. Last year's winners were Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris and The Descendants. This year I'm glad to see strong scripts like PTA's The Master, Moonrise Kingdom, Zero Dark Thirty and Perks of Being a Wallflower, but noticeably missing are Django Unchained and Arbitrage. Read on for the full list of 2013 WGA nominees.

Original Screenplay:
Flight - Written by John Gatins
Looper - Written by Rian Johnson
The Master - Written by Paul Thomas Anderson
Moonrise Kingdom - Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty - Written by Mark Boal

Adapted Screenplay:
Argo - Screenplay by Chris Terrio; Based on a selection from The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired Magazine article "The Great Escape" by Joshuah Bearman
Life of Pi - Screenplay by David Magee; Based on the novel by Yann Martel
Lincoln - Screenplay by Tony Kushner; Based in part on the book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Screenplay by Stephen Chbosky; Based on his book
Silver Linings Playbook - Screenplay by David O. Russell; Based on the novel by Matthew Quick

Documentary Screenplay:
The Central Park Five - Written by Sarah Burns and David McMahon and Ken Burns
The Invisible War - Written by Kirby Dick
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God - Written by Alex Gibney
Searching for Sugar Man - Written by Malik Bendejelloul
We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists - Written by Brian Knappenberger
West of Memphis - Written by Amy Berg & Billy McMillin

For more info on all the 2013 nominees, visit WGA.org. Feature films eligible for a Writers Guild Award were exhibited theatrically for at least one week in Los Angeles during 2012 and were written under the WGA’s Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA) or under a bona fide collective bargaining agreement of the Writers Guild of Canada, Writers Guild of Great Britain, Irish Playwrights & Screenwriters Guild, or the New Zealand Writers Guild. Theatrical screenplays produced under the jurisdiction of the WGA or an affiliate Guild must have been submitted for WGA awards consideration. We'll find out who the winners are in February just before the Oscars. Interesting selections this year, I'm anxious to see how this all plays out.

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  • AJ
    About time! Looper was my favourite film of 2012! It was very original and scifi-licius but not over the top, and if you were able to let go the time traveling paradigm and immerse yourself in the story you had a lot of fun!
  • Greg dinskisk
    Django wasn't nominated because it was deemed ineligible for the Writers Guild Awards.

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