With the Directors, Editors and Cinematographers all chiming in this week with their guild award nominees, it’s only fitting that the WGA joined the fray with some rocking nominations of our own. See…we’re not totally opposed to awards!
While there are no major surprises this year, I have to say that this is the closest my ballot has ever come to reflecting the actual nominees. Six of the movies I picked got nominated this year, three for Best Original Screenplay and three for Best Adapted Screenplay. So, yeah for me!
Since the WGA has elected not to hold an awards show until after the strike is resolved, the winners will be announced on February 9th. Although, if what some sources online are saying is true, announcements may not be necessary at all…
It seems that the WGA’s initial press release did NOT list the nominees in alphabetical order. Instead, they listed front-runner’s “Juno” and “No Country For Old Men” first in their respective categories, followed by the rest of the curiously non-alphabetized nominees. So, did the guild mistakenly reveal the nominees in order of popularity or was this a simple clerical mistake?
Hmm…I guess we’ll have to wait till February 9th to find out! In the meantime, I give you this year’s ALPHABETIZED nominees…
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
“Juno” – Diablo Cody
“Knocked Up” – Judd Apatow
“Lars And The Real Girl” – Nancy Oliver
“Michael Clayton” – Tony Gilroy
“The Savages” – Tamara Jenkins
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
“The Diving Bell And The Butterfly” – Ronald Harwood
“Into The Wild” – Sean Penn
“No Country For Old Men” – Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
“There Will Be Blood” – Paul Thomas Anderson
“Zodiac” – James Vanderbilt