2018 Writers Guild Of America Nominations Announced


Emily Blunt and Millicent Simmonds in A Quiet Place

Film Twitter gets its panties in a real bunch every year when the Writers Guild of America announces its nominations, or even earlier, when it's announced which titles won't be eligible. Alas, I could deride the WGA's sensibilities all year long, but the ineligible works are ineligible for a reason: this is a rare guild that only permits its members to be nominated, which makes perfect sense to me. Anyway, that means The Favourite, Sorry to Bother You, Leave No Trace and The Death of Stalin were all unable to make the cut, though it's far from the worst slate of also-rans imaginable. Sure, First Reformed missed (good old A24 and its campaign blackout!), but at least Bohemian Rhapsody didn't get in! Winners are due to be declared at the WGA ceremony on the 18th of February. All this year's nominees below.


Best Original Screenplay

Scott Beck, John Krasinski and Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place)

Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade)

Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

Peter Farrelly, Brian Hayes Currie and Nick Vallelonga (Green Book)

Adam McKay (Vice)


Best Adapted Screenplay

Joe Robert Cole and Ryan Coogler (Black Panther) - based on the Marvel comics by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee

Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters and Eric Roth (A Star Is Born) - based on the 1954 screenplay by Moss Hart and the 1976 screenplay by Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne and Frank Pierson, based on a story by Robert Carson and William Wellman

Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) - based on the book by Lee Israel

Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk) - based on the novel by James Baldwin

Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel and Kevin Willmott (BlacKkKlansman) - based on the book by Ron Stallworth


Best Documentary Screenplay

Lauren Greenfield (Generation Wealth)

Ozzy Inguanzo and Dava Whisenant (Bathtubs Over Broadway)

Michael Moore (Fahrenheit 11/9)

Gabe Polsky (In Search of Greatness)


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