Wednesday, January 13, 2010

WGA Awards - Nominee List...

Full List of 2010 WGA Awards Nominees in Movie:

Original Screenplay:

•"500 Days of Summer" - Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
•"Avatar" - James Cameron
•"The Hangover" - Jon Lucas & Scott Moore
•"The Hurt Locker" - Mark Boal
•"A Serious Man" - Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

Adapted Screenplay:

•"Crazy Heart" - screenplay by Scott Cooper
•"Julie & Julia" - screenplay by Nora Ephron
•"Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire" - screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher
•"Star Trek" - screenplay by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman
•"Up in the Air" - screenplay by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

Documentary Screenplay:

•"Against the Tide" - Richard Trank
•"Capitalism: A Love Story" - Michael Moore
•"The Cove" - Mark Monroe
•"Earth Days" - Robert Stone
•"Good Hair" - Chris Rock & Jeff Stilson and Lance Crouther and Chuck Sklar
•"Soundtrack for a Revolution" - Bill Guttentag & Dan Sturman

- Bill

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Richard J. McKenzie said...

Avatar is a nominee?

I have something to say about that. Find it in the Forum "New Releases", which you can link to over on the right on the main page - look for 'Message Boards'.

Ripley said...

Avatar? Seriously? The effects are good, but the writing is fucking awful. Why won't anyone acknowledge In The Loop?

wcmartell said...

The strange thing about this is that it is nominated by writers... which proves my theory that writers don't know crap about good writing. (so you probably shouldn't listen to anything I say.)

striker90210 said...

Oh well, there is no District 9 in this list.

Anonymous said...

Guinness & fish/chips, my man! Good going

Christian Genzel said...

Surprised to see AVATAR nominated, too. I think the film's writing is good, it tells an emotional story that draws us into a strange world and makes us care; but I don't really think it's award-worthy.

But I'm even more surprised to see STAR TREK on the list. An "origin" story about well-known characters that doesn't add anything to them we didn't already know and confronts them with a conflict that has nothing to do with the characters or the Star Trek universe - oh, and a conflict that makes no sense whatsoever (if the villain can travel back in time, why doesn't he just save his people?).

I suppose a lot of people still equal "good" with "popular".

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