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Writers Guild of America nominations announced

Credit: Summit Entertainment

Credit: Summit Entertainment

The Writers Guild of America has announced its nominations for the year, giving a boost to some of the proposed Oscar hopefuls looking for a nomination next Thursday. While many of the potential Oscar frontrunners are in evidence in these nominations, the WGA is a body with a lot of peculiarities in its rules and regulations. This usually leads to the disqualification of several Oscar frontrunners from year-to-year, and this year is no different, as Django Unchained, Les Misérables, Amour, and Beasts of the Southern Wild were all excluded as a result of WGA regulations. However, the loss of those films is the gain of some underdogs such as The Perks of Being A Wallflower and Flight.

The nominees via Vulture:

Best Original Screenplay

John Gatins – Flight
Rian Johnson – Looper
Paul Thomas Anderson – The Master
Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola – Moonrise Kingdom
Mark Boal – Zero Dark Thirty

Best Adapted Screenplay

Chris Terrio – Argo
David Magee – Life of Pi
Tony Kushner – Lincoln
Stephen Chbosky – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook

Best Documentary Screenplay

Sarah Burns, David McMahon, Ken Burns – The Central Park Five
Kirby Dick – The Invisible War
Alex Gibney – Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God
Malik Bendejelloul – Searching for Sugar Man
Brian Knappenberger – We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivisits
Amy Berg and Billy McMillin – West of Memphis

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