The Writers Guild of America award nominations were announced last week on January 3rd and American Hustle, Blue Jasmine, Her, Before Midnight and Captain Phillips have all scored nominations. Of course, other films like 12 Years a Slave, Fruitvale Station, Lee Daniels' The Butler and August: Osage County (all produced by The Weinstein Company coincidentally) weren't eligible for awards consideration.
Meanwhile, in the documentary category, I'm personally pleased to see Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell make the cut. The memories and emotions unearthed in the films have stayed with me still. I'd love for Polley to get some awards attention. I'm always looking forward to what kind of stories she has to say from behind the camera.
The awards will be given out on February 1, 2014.
Here's the full list of the feature film nominations:
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAYAmerican Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell; Columbia Pictures
Blue Jasmine, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics
Dallas Buyers Club, Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack; Focus Features
Her, Written by Spike Jonze; Warner Bros.
Nebraska, Written by Bob Nelson; Paramount Pictures
ADAPTED SCREENPLAYAugust: Osage County, Screenplay by Tracy Letts; Based on his play; The Weinstein Company
Before Midnight, Written by Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke; Based on characters created by Richard Linklater & Kim Krizan; Sony Classics
Captain Phillips, Screenplay by Billy Ray; Based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty; Columbia Pictures
Lone Survivor, Written by Peter Berg; Based on the book by Marcus Lutrell with Patrick Robinson; Universal Pictures
The Wolf of Wall Street, Screenplay by Terence Winter; Based on the book by Jordan Belfort; Paramount Pictures
DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAYDirty Wars, Written by Jeremy Scahill & David Riker; Sundance Selects
Herblock – The Black & The White, Written by Sara Lukinson & Michael Stevens; The Stevens Company
No Place on Earth, Written by Janet Tobias & Paul Laikin; Magnolia Pictures
Stories We Tell, Written by Sarah Polley; Roadside Attractions
We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks; Written by Alex Gibney; Focus Features