The best original screenplays of 2011, according to the Writers Guild of America, were comedies — or at least spiked with healthy doses of humor.
You could argue whether Diablo Cody‘s “Young Adult” is really a comedy or a drama with some funny parts, but her WGA peers have judged it one of the best of the year. The other original screenplay nominees — “50/50,” “Bridesmaids,” “Midnight in Paris” and “Win Win” — also lean toward laughs.
The adapted screenplay nominees, on the other hand, are all dramas, including “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and “The Help.”
The full list of films nominated for the 2012 WGA Awards is below. The TV nominees, which were announced in December, are here.
“50/50,” written by Will Reiser
“Bridesmaids,” written by Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig
“Midnight in Paris,” written by Woody Allen
“Win Win,” screenplay by Tom McCarthy, story by Tom McCarthy and Joe Tiboni
“Young Adult,” written by Diablo Cody
“The Descendants,” screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash; based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemming
“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” screenplay by Steven Zaillian; based on the novel by Stieg Larsson
“The Help,” screenplay by Tate Taylor; based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett
“Hugo,” screenplay by John Logan; based on the book “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” by Brian Selznick
“Moneyball,” screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, story by Stan Chervin; based on the book by Michael Lewis
“Better This World,” written by Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega
“If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front,” written by Marshall Curry and Matthew Hamachek
“Nostalgia for the Light,” written by Patricio Guzman
“Pina,” screenplay by Wim Wenders
“Position Among the Stars,” script by Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich and Leonard Retel Helmrich