Sunday, February 06, 2011

2011 Writers Guild of America Awards Winners

Last night the WGA had their award ceremony and to read winners in all categories, including TV, go here. Winners are in *BLUE.

I knew that Sorkin was going to get the award (screenplay is good!) and yes, he's my best bet for Oscar.


The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced the nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen during 2010 and here they are.

Original Screenplay
Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky
The Fighter, David O. Russell
*Inception, Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right, Lisa Cholodenko
Please Give, Nicole Holofcener

Adapted Screenplay
127 Hours, Danny Boyle
I Love You Phillip Morris, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa
*The Social Network, David Fincher
The Town, Ben Affleck
True Grit, Ethan and Joel Coen

Documentary Screenplay
Enemies of the People, Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath
Freedom Riders, Stanley Nelson
GasLand, Josh Fox
*Inside Job, Charles Ferguson
The Two Escobars, Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist
Who Is Harry Nilsson, John Scheinfeld

Above names are directors and to read list with writers credits go here or you can go here to read the complete list including nominees in TV and other categories. Winners will be announced on Saturday, February 5, 2011.

As have been reading in the news the guild disqualified scripts from movies like The King’s Speech, Biutiful, Winter’s Bone, Toy Story 3, Blue Valentine, Another Year, and others because scripts don’t follow the guild’s complicated “Minimum Basic Agreement, or the agreements of several affiliated international guilds”; also last year disqualified too films like An Education and Inglourious Basterds.

I was reading the guild’s “Rules and Procedures” but honestly can’t understand the reason why excellent scripts from Winter’s Bone (that have seen) and other that haven’t like acclaimed The King’s Speech were disqualified. It’s a shame, but nevertheless in the Original Screenplay Black Swan has to win and in the Adapted Screenplay probably will be The Social Network as Aaron Sorkin did an incredible job making a raw story into a very entertaining business film (which is the part I liked more about this film).

I believe that Oscar will have different nominees at the Original and Adapted Screenplay categories and at least three of the disqualified scripts will get a nod at Oscar.

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