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WGA Awards: ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘Get Out,’ ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Topline Guild Wins

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) have chosen Call Me By Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics) and Get Out (Universal) as the best screenplays of 2017. They each also earned the most screenplay wins during critics’ season in their respective categories – Adapted and Original. They enter the Oscars as favorites but Original Screenplay is a much tougher category this year and …

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LAFCA Screenplay winner ‘The Lobster’ not Writers Guild (WGA) eligible plus Lion, Elle, Toni Erdmann

As first reported (exclusively) by Variety, several high-profile Oscar contenders will not find a boost from the Writers Guild of America as they have been deemed ineligible for its awards. The Lobster, which just won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association‘s screenplay award and major Oscar contenders like Florence Foster Jenkins and Lion won’t be getting any love from the …

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Build By Guild: How to Create a Best Picture Winner

  Now that the Oscar nominations are out and the guilds (as well as groups like the Golden Globes and BFCA have announced) are underway, the race is starting to take shape. Or, in the case of this season, taking a left turn and changing the race entirely. This weekend, The Big Short bested BFCA winner Spotlight, Golden Globe winner …

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Build By Guild: How to Create a Best Picture Nominee

  Anne Thompson often says (and I’m paraphrasing) that it takes support from all branches to really make a Best Picture nominee and I agree. While actors make up the majority of the voters in the Academy (1,138, to be exact), when a film has the support of the film editors, the cinematographers and the sound people to build those numbers …

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