The Writers Guild of America announced the nominees the movie portion of its annual awards Tuesday (Jan. 4), and the usual suspects this awards season are pretty much all there: “The Social Network,” “Inception,” “The Kids Are All Right” and “Black Swan” all scored nominations.
OK, maybe not all of the usual suspects. The WGA only considers films that are made under its labor contract, The Wrap notes. That means that a few possible contenders in the screenplay categories for the Oscars — notably “The King’s Speech” and “Toy Story 3” — aren’t among the guild’s nominees.
Still, the movies the guild has nominated are pretty much what you’d expect, with the possible exception of “I Love You Phillip Morris,” which hasn’t gained much steam at the box office or in the larger awards discussion but is up for best adapted screenplay at the WGA Awards.
The Writers Guild Awards will be presented Feb. 5. All the movie nominees are after the jump (nominees for TV were announced last month).
“Black Swan,” screenplay by Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John McLaughlin; story by Andres Heinz
“The Fighter,” screenplay by Scott Silver Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson; story by Keith Dorrington, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson
“Inception,” Christopher Nolan
“The Kids Are All Right,” Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg
“Please Give,” Nicole Holofcener Adapted Screenplay “127 Hours,” Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy; based on the book “Between a Rock and a Hard Place” by Aron Ralston
“I Love You Phillip Morris,” John Requa and Glenn Ficarra; based on the book by Steven McVicker
“The Social Network,” Aaron Sorkin; based on the book “The Accidental Billionaires” by Ben Mezrich
“The Town,” Peter Craig, Ben Affleck, Aaron Stockard; based on the novel “Prince of Thieves” by Chuck Hogan
“True Grit,” Joel and Ethan Coen; based on the novel by Charles Portis Documentary Screenplay “Enemies of the People,” Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath
“Freedom Riders,” Stanley Nelson
“Gasland,” Josh Fox
“Inside Job,” Charles Ferguson; co-written by Chad Beck and Adam Bolt
“The Two Escobars,” Michael Zimbalist and Jeff Zimbalist
“Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him)?,” John Scheinfeld