Friday, January 3, 2014

Writer's Guild of America (WGA) Announce Film Nominees-Better put Dallas Buyer's Club as Best Picture Nominee!

Every year the Writers Guild of America (WGA) rule numerous films ineligible for their awards, which make predicting the screenplay nominees a little more difficult.  Last year Les Miserables, Django Unchained, Amour, and Beasts of the Souther Wild were not eligible. Only Les Mis missed out on screenplay nomination.
2014 WGA Awards nominees
This year's list of films ineligible includes Fruitvale Station, The World's End (Original Screenplay), Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, 12 Years a Slave, Philomena, Rush, Blue is the Warmest Color, and Short Term 12 (Adapted Screenplay).
So who edges out one of these nominees?  Look for 12 Years a Slave, and Philomena in Adapted Screenplay.  Lone Survivor will easily be replaced, but what other film?  My guess would be August: Osage County.
Original Screenplay is more crowded than ever before, Dallas Buyers Club is on a roll with the Guilds, landing nominations at SAG, PGA, and WGA, can it make it to Oscar in this category?  The screenplay nominees always throw some more unique films in the mix.  Inside Llewyn Davis was snubbed here again, can in sneak past one of these films.  What about Enough Said? Hustle, Jasmine, Her, and Nebraska seem safe.  I think Enough Said will sneak in as the fifth nominee at the Oscars.
WGA Nominees:
Original Screenplay
American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell; Columbia Pictures
Blue Jasmine, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

Dallas Buyers Club, Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack; Focus Features
Her, Written by Spike Jonze; Warner Bros.
Nebraska, Written by Bob Nelson; Paramount Pictures
Adapted Screenplay
August: Osage County, Screenplay by Tracy Letts; Based on his play; The Weinstein Company
Before Midnight, Written by Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke; Based on characters created by Richard Linklater & Kim Krizan; Sony Classics
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; Columbia Pictures
Lone Survivor, Written by Peter Berg; Based on the book by Marcus Lutrell with Patrick Robinson; Universal Pictures
The Wolf of Wall Street, Screenplay by Terence Winter; Based on the book by Jordan Belfort; Paramount Pictures

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