After the Producers Guild kicked things off this morning with their mostly standard list of ten nominees, the Writers Guild chimes in with their picks, and a few surprises among them. Some may have predicted Nicole Holofcener to get recognized for original screenplay on Please Give, but I don’t think anyone had John Requa and Glenn Ficarra in mind for their adapted screenplay of I Love You Phillip Morris. It was a film I personally enjoyed, but it made no thud at the box office, nor previous critic acclaim. The rest of the picks are expected, with it being previously reported that The King’s Speech, Winter’s Bone, Toy Story 3, Blue Valentine and Another Year were all being disqualified. See the full list below via indieWIRE.


Black Swan
Screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin; Story by Andres Heinz; Fox Searchlight

The Fighter
Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Story byKeith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Paramount Pictures

Written by Christopher Nolan; Warner Bros.

The Kids Are All Right
Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg; Focus Features

Please Give
Written by Nicole Holofcener; Sony Pictures Classics


127 Hours
Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy; Based on the book Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston; Fox Searchlight

I Love You Phillip Morris
Written by John Requa & Glenn Ficarra; Based on the book by Steven McVicker; Roadside Attractions

The Social Network
Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich; Sony Pictures

The Town
Screenplay by Peter Craig and Ben Affleck & Aaron Stockard; Based on the novel Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan; Warner Bros.

True Grit
Screenplay by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen; Based on the novel by Charles Portis; Paramount Pictures


Enemies of the People
Written, Directed, Filmed and Produced by Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath; International Film Circuit

Freedom Riders
Written, Produced and Directed by Stanley Nelson; International Film Circuit

Written and Directed by Josh Fox; HBO Documentary Films and International WOW Company

Inside Job
Produced, Written and Directed by Charles Ferguson; Co-written by Chad Beck, Adam Bolt; Sony Pictures Classics

The Two Escobars
Written by Michael Zimbalist, Jeff Zimbalist; ESPN Films

Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him)?
Written and Directed by John Scheinfeld; Lorber Films

2011 Writers Guild Awards will take place on Saturday, February 5, 2011.

Who do you think will take home the awards?

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