Writers Guild Announces Nominations

George Clooney’s “The Descendants,” Brad Pitt’s “Moneyball,” Kristen Wiig’s “Bridesmaids” and Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” are among nominees for the Writers Guild of America Awards.

“The Descendants” earned an adapted-screenplay nomination Thursday for director Alexander Payne and co-writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. “Moneyball” is up for the same prize for writers Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin.

“Bridesmaids” star Wiig shared an original-screenplay nomination for co-writing her wedding comedy with Annie Mumolo. Director Allen also was nominated for original screenplay for “Midnight in Paris.”

Other contenders for original screenplay: the cancer story “50/50”; the family tale “Win Win”; and the dark comedy “Young Adult.”

Also nominated for adapted screenplay: the thriller “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”; the Deep South drama “The Help”; and the Paris adventure “Hugo.” (AP)

 

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

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

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

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

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

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 Guzmán; 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

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