2014 Writers Guild Awards Nominees Include 'Her' & 'Before Midnight'
Following yesterday's reveal of the nominations for the Producers Guild Awards for the films released in 2013, we now have the Writers Guild Awards chiming in with their nominations for feature films. Last year's winners were Argo (which went on to win Best Picture), Zero Dark Thirty (which should have won Best Picture) and Searching for Sugar Man. This year we've got some strong players like Dallas Buyers Club, The Wolf of Wall Street, Before Midnight, Captain Phillips and even some love for Peter Berg's Lone Survivor. Did any of your favorite films make cut? Check out the film nomination list below!
American Hustle - Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
Blue Jasmine - Written by Woody Allen
Dallas Buyers Club - Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack
Her - Written by Spike Jonze
Nebraska - Written by Bob Nelson
August: Osage County - Screenplay by Tracy Letts; Based on his stage play of the same name
Before Midnight - Written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke; Based on characters created by Richard Linklater & Kim Krizan
Captain Phillips - Screenplay by Billy Ray; Based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty
Lone Survivor - Screenplay by Peter Berg; Based on the book of the same name by Marcus Lutrell with Patrick Robinson
The Wolf of Wall Street - Screenplay by Terence Winter; Based on the book of the same name by Jordan Belfort
Dirty Wars - Written by Jeremy Scahill & David Riker
Herblock - The Black & The White - Written by Sara Lukinson & Michael Stevens
No Place on Earth - Written by Janet Tobias & Paul Laikin
Stories We Tell - Written by Sarah Polley
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks - Written by Alex Gibney
Feature films eligible for a Writers Guild Award were exhibited theatrically for at least one week in LA during 2013 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. Documentaries eligible for a Writers Guild Award featured an onscreen writing credit and were exhibited theatrically in LA or New York for one week during 2013. Theatrical screenplays/documentaries produced under the jurisdiction of the WGA or an affiliate Guild must have been submitted for WGA awards consideration. See all the WGA nominees here.
Lone Survivor is a surprising entry in the race, and it just might mean some Oscar love is in store for the film. However, this just doesn't seem to be the year for Joel & Ethan Coen. After failing to land a PGA nomination for Inside Llewyn Davis, the brothers have now failed to get a WGA nomination as well. It's a tough year after all, and it's hard to argue with these nominations. Though we're not the biggest fans of American Hustle, since there seems to be a lot of improvisation and choppiness in what we see on the big screen. We'll find out the winners on February 1st, so come back and see who won! Any thoughts?