Film Nominations for the 73rd Annual Writers Guild of America Awards
The Writers Guild of America has just announced their nominations for film, including Original, Adapted, and Documentary Screenplay.
As usual, the WGA embarrassingly disqualified several nominees due to their nonsensical rules, with major victims this year being "Nomadland," "Mank," "The Father," and more.
Speaking of embarrassing, the biggest surprise of the nominees today was seeing the dreadful "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" steal a slot from the much more deserving "I'm Thinking of Ending Things," which was an assumed nominee, and could still very well grab a spot when the Oscar nominations are announced next month, subsequently correcting the WGA's unfortunate mistake.
Aside from that, there's not a whole lot to see given the usual exclusions, so really the only thing we'll learn from these awards is whether Sorkin's "The Trial of the Chicago 7" or Fennell's "Promising Young Woman" is the stronger nominee going into the Oscar race.
Winners are announced March 21st, so be sure to check back. In the meantime, please see below for a list of nominees.
Judas and the Black Messiah, Screenplay by Will Berson & Shaka King, Story by Will Berson & Shaka King and Kenny Lucas & Keith Lucas; Warner Bros.
Palm Springs, Screenplay by Andy Siara, Story by Andy Siara & Max Barbakow; Hulu
Promising Young Woman, Written by Emerald Fennell; Focus Features
Sound of Metal, Screenplay by Darius Marder & Abraham Marder, Story by Darius Marder & Derek Cianfrance; Amazon Studios
The Trial of the Chicago 7, Written by Aaron Sorkin; Netflix
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Peter Baynham & Erica Rivinoja & Dan Mazer & Jena Friedman & Lee Kern, Story by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Nina Pedrad, Based on Characters Created by Sacha Baron Cohen; Amazon Studios
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Screenplay by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Based on the Play Written by August Wilson; Netflix
News of the World, Screenplay by Paul Greengrass and Luke Davies, Based upon the Novel by Paulette Jiles; Universal Pictures
One Night in Miami, Screenplay by Kemp Powers, Based on the Stage Play "One Night in Miami" by Kemp Powers; Amazon Studios
The White Tiger, Screenplay by Ramin Bahrani, Based on the Book "The White Tiger" by Aravind Adiga; Netflix
All In: The Fight for Democracy, Written by Jack Youngelson; Amazon Studios
The Dissident, Written by Mark Monroe and Bryan Fogel; Briarcliff Entertainment
Herb Alpert Is…, Written by John Scheinfeld; Abramorama
Red Penguins, Written by Gabe Polsky; Universal Pictures
Totally Under Control, Written by Alex Gibney; Neon
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