'Avatar,' 'The Hangover' nab Writers Guild nominations

the-hangover-320.jpgThe Writers Guild of America is like the rest of the world in its appreciation for "Avatar."

The blockbuster James Cameron sci-fi film is among the original screenplay nominees for the 2010 Writers Guild Awards. Oddly enough it will be up against "The Hangover," last summer's breakout comedy.

The awards will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20 simultaneously in Los Angeles and New York. The nominees for television were previously announced in December.

The full list of big-screen WGA nominees:

Original Screenplay nominees:

"(500) Days of Summer"
"The Hangover"
"The Hurt Locker"
"A Serious Man"

Adapted Screenplay nominees:

"Crazy Heart"
"Julie & Julia"
"Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire"
"Star Trek"
"Up in the Air"

Documentary Screenplay nominees:

"Against the Tide"
"Capitalism: A Love Story"
"The Cove"
"Earth Days"
"Good Hair"
"Soundtrack for a Revolution"

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