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Writers Guild of America announces 2022 awards nominees

Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Florence Kasumba, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Ryan Coogler, Writers Guild of America
Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett and Florence Kasumba in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Oddly, two major guild groups are announcing their awards nominations for last year post-Oscar nominations: the American Cinema Editors (a week today, 1 February), and the Writers Guild of America. As ever, a heap of top contenders for screenplay awards were ineligible for these, as the WGA only considers works by their members (hence Quentin Tarantino never having received a nod here). So before you say Aftersun, The Banshees of Inisherin and Triangle of Sadness were snubbed in Original, of After Yang, All Quiet on the Western Front, Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, Living and The Whale were snubbed in Adapted, remember that they never even stood a chance! That said, it's not exactly like WGA thought outside the box with their 2022 awards nominations - the movies that have made their cut this year have all had fairly healthy awards seasons so far, all things considered. Winners will be announced on 5 March.

Best Original Screenplay

Everything Everywhere All at Once (Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert)

The Fabelmans (Tony Kushner and Steven Spielberg)

The Menu (Seth Reiss and Will Tracy)

Nope (Jordan Peele)

Tar (Todd Field)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Joe Robert Cole and Ryan Coogler)

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (Rian Johnson)

She Said (Rebecca Lenkiewicz)

Top Gun: Maverick (Peter Craig, Ehren Kruger, Justin Marks, Christopher McQuarrie and Eric Warren Singer)

Women Talking (Sarah Polley)

Best Documentary Screenplay

2nd Chance (Ramin Bahrani)

Downfall: The Case Against Boeing (Mark Bailey and Keven McAlester)

Last Flight Home (Ondi Timoner)

Moonage Daydream (Brett Morgen)

¡Viva Maestro! (Theodore Braun)


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