The big guild nominations are underway, giving light to the likely Oscar nominations set for unveiling later this month. We’ve covered Producers and Art Directors, and now the Writers Guild of America have released their nominations. One of the biggest snubs in terms of Oscar favorites was War Horse in the adapted category, but 50/50, Bridesmaids, Young Adult and Win Win have all been cemented as Oscars contenders when it comes to original screenplay.  It is surprising to see Steven Zaillian‘s poor adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo get some love, but I believe the adapted screenplay Oscar will easily go to Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash for The Descendants. Check out all the noms below via THR.


50/50Written by Will Reiser; Summit Entertainment

Bridesmaids, Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig; Universal Studios

Midnight in Paris
Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

Win Win,
 Screenplay by Tom McCarthy; Story by Tom McCarthy & Joe Tiboni; Fox Searchlight

Young Adult, Written by Diablo Cody; Paramount Pictures


The DescendantsScreenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash; Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemming; Fox Searchlight

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Screenplay by Steven Zaillian; Based on the novel by Stieg Larsson, originally published by Norstedts; Columbia Pictures

The Help, Screenplay by Tate Taylor; Based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett; DreamWorks Pictures

Hugo, Screenplay by John Logan; Based on the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick; Paramount Pictures

Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin; Story by Stan Chervin; Based on the book by Michael Lewis; Columbia Pictures


Better This World, Written by Katie Galloway & Kelly Duane de la Vega; Loteria Films

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, Written by Marshall Curry and Matthew Hamachek; Oscilloscope Pictures

Nostalgia for the Light, Written by Patricio Guzmán; Icarus Films

PinaScreenplay by Wim Wenders; Sundance Selects

Position Among the StarsScript by Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich, Leonard Retel Helmrich; HBO Films

Written by Manish Pandey; Producers Distribution Agency

Winners will be announced on February 19th.

Who would you like to see take home the awards? Any beloved films miss the cut?

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