Sat. Sep 19th, 2020

‘1917,’ ‘Little Women,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit’ among Writer Guild (WGA) nominees

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) has announced its feature film and documentary nominees for screenwriting and they include 1917, Little Women, Booksmart and Jojo Rabbit, among others.

The WGA is often a funky guild in terms of Oscar predicting as many frontrunners aren’t even eligible. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood just won the Golden Globe for screenplay last night but writer Quentin Tarantino is not a WGA member and guild guidelines are strict. Other films not eligible were The Farewell, Pain and Glory, Waves, Clemency and Toy Story 4.

Last year the WGA winners were Can You Ever Forgive Me? (adapted) and Eighth Grade (original) with only the former turning it into an Oscar nomination. BlacKkKlansman and Green Book went on to win the Oscars in these respective categories.

Winners will be announced on February 1 at simultaneous events on both coasts. Here is the full list of nominations.


1917, Written by Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns; Universal Pictures

Booksmart, Written by Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins and Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman; United Artists Releasing

Knives Out, Written by Rian Johnson; Lionsgate

Marriage Story, Written by Noah Baumbach; Netflix

Parasite, Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won, Story by Bong Joon Ho; Neon


A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster, Inspired by the Article “Can You Say…Hero?” by Tom Junod; TriStar Pictures

The Irishman, Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, Based upon the Book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt; Netflix

Jojo Rabbit, Screenplay by Taika Waititi, Based on the book Caging Skies by Christine Leunens; Fox Searchlight

Joker, Written by Todd Phillips & Scott Silver, Based on Characters from DC Comics; Warner Bros. Pictures

Little Women, Screenplay by Greta Gerwig, Based on the Novel by Louisa May Alcott; Sony Pictures


Citizen K, Written by Alex Gibney; Greenwich Entertainment

Foster, Written by Mark Jonathan Harris; HBO Documentary Films

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, Written by Alex Gibney; HBO Documentary Films

Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People, Written by Robert Seidman & Oren Rudavsky; First Run Features

The Kingmaker, Written by Lauren Greenfield; Showtime Documentary Films

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