With the Academy Award nominations two weeks away, the rest of Hollywood’s guilds are announcing their choices for the best work of the year.
The WGA, which can be a good prediction for the Oscars’ screenplay categories, revealed the nominees for best original and best adapted screenplays.
Best Original Screenplay
The Big Sick, Written by Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
Get Out, Written by Jordan Peele
I, Tonya, Written by Steven Rogers
Lady Bird, Written by Greta Gerwig
The Shape of Water, Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor: Story by Guillermo del Toro
Best Adapted Screenplay
Call Me by Your Name, Screenplay by James Ivory; Based on the Novel by André Aciman
The Disaster Artist, Screenplay by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber; Based on the Book The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell
Logan, Screenplay by Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green; Story by James Mangold; Based on Characters from the X-Men Comic Books and Theatrical Motion Pictures
Molly’s Game, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the Book by Molly Bloom
Mudbound, Screenplay by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees; Based on the Novel by Hillary Jordan
Other than Aaron Sorkin, Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the rest of the nominees are first timers. Sorkin, who has been nominated five times, previously won adapted screenplay for The Social Network.
James Ivory, the man behind Howard’s End and The Remains of the Day, received his first WGA nomination at the age of 89.
The WGA Awards will have ceremonies in LA and New York on Feb. 11. The LA awards will be hosted by Patton Oswalt (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Happy), while Late Night with Seth Meyers’ Amber Ruffin will host the New York event.
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