With a slew of Oscar hopefuls ineligible here, the Writers Guild of America has chosen its top five written films in Adapted and Original categories. There were 61 films eligible on the original category and 51 on the adapted side.
After a rough patch yesterday with its PGA snub, Carol bounced back with a nomination here to add to its American Society of Cinematographers nomination earlier this morning. Same goes for Sicario, whose guild run so far has been near perfect. Straight Outta Compton and Trainwreck made the cut, knocking out Joy and The Martian and Trumbo found their way in with The Revenant left out in the cold.
Documentary nominations went to Being Canadian, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck and Prophet’s Prey.
Last year, The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Imitation Game won here in Original and Adapted, respectively, and both went on to Oscar nominations. There, The Grand Budapest Hotel lost to Birdman (which was ineligible for the WGA) and The Imitation Game triumphed.
Winners will be announced at the 68th annual WGA Awards on February 13th via simultaneous ceremonies at the Century Plaza in Los Angeles and the Edison Ballroom in New York City.
The Big Short, Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay; Based on the Book by Michael Lewis; Paramount Pictures
Carol, Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy; Based on the Novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith; The Weinstein Company
The Martian, Screenplay by Drew Goddard; Based on the Novel by Andy Weir; Twentieth Century Fox
Steve Jobs, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the Book by Walter Isaacson; Universal Pictures
Trumbo, Written by John McNamara; Based on the Biography by Bruce Cook; Bleecker Street Media
Bridge of Spies, Written by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen; DreamWorks Pictures
Sicario, Written by Taylor Sheridan; Lionsgate
Spotlight, Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy; Open Road Films
Straight Outta Compton, Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff; Universal Pictures
Trainwreck, Written by Amy Schumer; Universal Pictures