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Writers Guild Awards 2015 – Complete Film Nominations List

The nominees have been announced for the Writers Guild Awards 2015, honoring the best screenplays in film over the past year. And the selections are as diverse and impressive as the list for the television nominees announced a month ago.

The nominees include Oscar frontrunners such as Boyhood, Foxcatcher and The Imitation Game, and box office hits such as Guardians of the Galaxy and Gone Girl. However, this may not be representative of the films with the best shot at being nominated for an Oscar when Academy Award nominations are announced next Thursday morning, since three of the biggest scripts of the year — Birdman, The Theory of Everything and Selma — were deemed ineligible for the WGA Awards because “they weren’t made under the guild’s Basic Agreement,” according to Deadline. Last year, 12 Years A Slave was deemed ineligible for the WGA Awards for the same reason, but still managed to earn Oscar gold, as John Ridley took home the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. So the race is still relatively wide open.

So which films have been nominated by the Writers Guild of America as the best screenplays of the year? Check out the full list of nominations below:

Writers Guild Awards 2015 - Complete Film Nominations List

Credit: 20th Century Fox

WRITERS GUILD AWARDS 2015 NOMINATIONS

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Boyhood
Written by Richard Linklater; IFC Films

Foxcatcher
Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman; Sony Pictures Classics

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness; Fox Searchlight

Nightcrawler
Written by Dan Gilroy; Open Road Films

Whiplash
Written by Damien Chazelle; Sony Pictures Classics

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

American Sniper
Written by Jason Hall; Based on the book by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice; Warner Bros.

Gone Girl
Screenplay by Gillian Flynn; Based on her novel; 20th Century Fox

Guardians of the Galaxy
Written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman; Based on the Marvel comic by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The Imitation Game
Written by Graham Moore; Based on the book Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges; The Weinstein Company

Wild
Screenplay by Nick Hornby; Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed; Fox Searchlight

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

Finding Vivian Maier
Written by John Maloof & Charlie Siskel; Sundance Selects

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
Written by Brian Knappenberger; FilmBuff

Last Days in Vietnam
Written by Mark Bailey & Kevin McAlester; American Experience Films

Red Army
Written by Gabe Polsky; Sony Pictures Classics

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