This morning the Writer’s Guild of America announced the nominees in their annual awards. Like the Screen Actor’s Guild, Producer’s Guild and Director’s Guild, the nominees at the Writer’s Guild are often represented again at Oscars. However, there are often scripts not eligible for consideration here. This year there were several: Birdman, The Theory of Everything, Selma, The Lego Movie and Mr Turner notably.
Best Original Screenplay, as if often the case, has a lot of strong contenders even with several aforementioned exclusions. Whiplash, Nightcrawler and Foxcatcher are all challenging for nominations in several categories, but one (or more) will likely miss out on a Oscar writing nomination. Adapted is a lot weaker. Gone Girl and The Imitation Game look like the only locks, with The Theory of Everything a likely player. American Sniper is again recognised here, but Paul Thomas Anderson’s beguiling adaptation of Thomas Punchon’s Inherent Vice was not.
You can see all of the nominees after the jump.