Borat 2, Judas, and The White Tiger make 2020/21 WGA award nominations


Andy Samberg in Max Barbakow's Palm Springs
Andy Samberg in Palm Springs

For those lamentably few fans of serious cinema, today's Writers Guild of America award nominations weren't exactly being anticipated with much excitement. That said, a seriously depleted list of eligible Best Adapted Screenplay candidates had hopes high for such critical hits as First Cow and I'm Thinking of Ending Things. Instead, WGA voters went for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm and The White Tiger. It is what it is! Winners will be revealed on the 21st of March.


BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Judas and the Black Messiah - Screenplay by Will Berson & Shaka King, Story by Will Berson & Shaka King and Kenny Lucas & Keith Lucas

Palm Springs - Screenplay by Andy Siara, Story by Andy Siara & Max Barbakow

Promising Young Woman - Written by Emerald Fennell

Sound of Metal - Screenplay by Darius Marder & Abraham Marder, Story by Darius Marder & Derek Cianfrance

The Trial of the Chicago 7 - Written by Aaron Sorkin


BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm - Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Peter Baynham & Erica Rivinoja & Dan Mazer & Jena Friedman & Lee Kern, Story by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Nina Pedrad, Based on Characters Created by Sacha Baron Cohen

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom - Screenplay by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Based on the Play Written by August Wilson

News of the World - Screenplay by Paul Greengrass and Luke Davies, Based upon the Novel by Paulette Jiles

One Night in Miami - Screenplay by Kemp Powers, Based on the Stage Play “One Night in Miami” by Kemp Powers

The White Tiger - Screenplay by Ramin Bahrani, Based on the Book “The White Tiger” by Aravind Adiga


BEST DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

All In: The Fight for Democracy - Written by Jack Youngelson

The Dissident - Written by Mark Monroe and Bryan Fogel

Herb Alpert Is… - Written by John Scheinfeld

Red Penguins - Written by Gabe Polsky

Totally Under Control - Written by Alex Gibney

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