Original Screenplay nominees include “Flight,” “Looper,” “The Master,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Zero Dark Thirty.”
LOS ANGELES -- The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen during 2012. Winners will be honored at the 2013 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 17, during simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.
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
Feature films eligible for a Writers Guild Award were exhibited theatrically for at least one week in Los Angeles during 2012 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. Theatrical screenplays produced under the jurisdiction of the WGA or an affiliate Guild must have been submitted for WGA awards consideration.
The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio and promotional writing, and graphic animation.
Source: Writers Guild of America
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.