Writers Guild Nominees Unveiled: Guardians of the Galaxy Scores!

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We always felt that Guardians of the Galaxy was so good, that it was Oscar good. It ranked way high in our top 15 of 2014 and think it should, on paper, be worthy of a Best Picture nod. But, as you can see from our Oscar Best Picture predictions, we don’t think that will happen.

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Superhero movies don’t get those awards. But, in a huge move, the Writers Guild of America announced their nominees for 2014 films and wouldn’t you know it, Guardians of the Galaxy scored a nod for Best Adapted Screenplay for James Gunn!

Now, hopefully that increases the Marvel movie's chances for an Oscar nod in the same category when those nominations are announced on January 15.

Who else was nominated? The field was led by Oscar favorites Boyhood, The Imitation Game and Foxcatcher.

The 2015 Writers Guild Awards Nominations:

Original Screenplay

  • Boyhood, Written by Richard Linklater
  • Foxcatcher, Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel, Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness
  • Nightcrawler, Written by Dan Gilroy
  • Whiplash, Written by Damien Chazelle

Adapted Screenplay

  • American Sniper, Screenplay by Jason Hall; Based on the book by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and James Defelice
  • Gone Girl, Screenplay by Gillian Flynn; Based on her novel
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman; Based on the Marvel comic by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
  • The Imitation Game, Screenplay by Graham Moore; Based on the book Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges
  • Wild, Screenplay by Nick Hornby; Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed

Documentary Screenplay

  • Finding Vivian Maier, Written by John Maloof & Charlie Siskel
  • The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz, Written by Brian Knappenberger
  • Last Days in Vietnam, Written by Mark Bailey & Kevin McAlester
  • Red Army, Written by Gabe Polsky

Watch Guardians of the Galaxy online and see the newly minted WGA nominee! And check out our favorite quotes below from that nominated screenplay!

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Guardians of the Galaxy Quotes

I have lived most of my life surrounded by my enemies. I would be grateful to die surrounded by my friends.


I was only a kid when I left Earth, and I had no idea what the universe had in store for me.

Peter Quill

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