Following the Producers Guild of America weighing in our their respective nominations, its time for the Writers Guild of America to take their turn. Always a finicky bunch when it comes to their restrictions for what gets a nod, the WGA has delivered their picks for Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay and Documentary Screenplay, complete with a handful of surprises.
While films like Django Unchained, Beasts of the Southern Wild and Les Miserables were all disqualified, they did recognized Rian Johnson‘s sci-fi time-travel thriller Looper, as well as Robert Zemeckis‘ Flight and Stephen Chbosky‘s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, three films that all seemed to be getting overlooked in this awards season. The rest of the contenders follow through as expected and can be seen below.
Flight, Written by John Gatins; Paramount Pictures
Looper, Written by Rian Johnson; TriStar Pictures
The Master, Written by Paul Thomas Anderson; The Weinstein Company
Moonrise Kingdom, Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola; Focus Features
Zero Dark Thirty, Written by Mark Boal; Columbia Pictures
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; Warner Bros. Pictures
Life of Pi, Screenplay by David Magee; Based on the novel by Yann Martel; 20th Century Fox
Lincoln, Screenplay by Tony Kushner; Based in part on the book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin; DreamWorks Pictures
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Screenplay by Stephen Chbosky; Based on his book; Summit Entertainment
Silver Linings Playbook, Screenplay by David O. Russell; Based on the novel by Matthew Quick; The Weinstein Company
The Central Park Five, Written by Sarah Burns and David McMahon and Ken Burns; Sundance Selects
The Invisible War, Written by Kirby Dick; Cinedigm Entertainment Group
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, Written by Alex Gibney; HBO Documentary Films
Searching for Sugar Man, Written by Malik Bendejelloul; Sony Pictures Classics
We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists, Written by Brian Knappenberger; Cinetic Media
West of Memphis, Written by Amy Berg & Billy McMillin; Sony Pictures Classics
The WGA will hand out their awards on Sunday, February 17th, 2013.
Who do you think deserves to win?