The Writers Guild of America announced its nominees for its best of 2011 awards and Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris and Kristen Wiig’s Bridesmaids are the early leaders.
Besides Wiig and Allen, the other writers who scored a nod include 50/50 screenwriter Will Reiser, who adapted his real-life battle with cancer into a heartwarming dramedy. Also of note is the nomination for Diablo Cody for Young Adult. Does this mean she has a leg up earning another Oscar nomination? We think so, although she may not repeat her win for Juno.
Alexander Payne earned a nomination for his adaptation of The Descendants, based on the book by Kaui Hart Hemming. And deservedly so, Steven Zaillian scored a nod for his stellar work bringing Stieg Larsson’s world to life in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo while Tate Taylor earned a nod for his work adapting The Help.
Writer’s Guild nominees:
50/50, Written by Will Reiser; Summit Entertainment
Bridesmaids, Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig; Universal Studios
Midnight in Paris, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics
Win Win, Screenplay by Tom McCarthy; Story by Tom McCarthy & Joe Tiboni; Fox Searchlight
Young Adult, Written by Diablo Cody; Paramount Pictures
The Descendants, Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash; Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemming; Fox Searchlight
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Screenplay by Steven Zaillian; Based on the novel by Stieg Larsson, originally published by Norstedts; Columbia Pictures
The Help, Screenplay by Tate Taylor; Based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett; DreamWorks Pictures
Hugo, Screenplay by John Logan; Based on the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick; Paramount Pictures
Moneyball, Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin; Story by Stan Chervin; Based on the book by Michael Lewis; Columbia Pictures
Better This World, Written by Katie Galloway & Kelly Duane de la Vega; Loteria Films
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, Written by Marshall Curry and Matthew Hamachek; Oscilloscope Pictures
Nostalgia for the Light, Written by Patricio Guzmann; Icarus Films
Pina, Screenplay by Wim Wenders; Sundance Selects
Position Among the Stars, Script by Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich, Leonard Retel Helmrich; HBO Films
Senna, Written by Manish Pandey; Producers Distribution Agency