2013 WGA Award Nominations Announced, Include 'Looper', 'Argo', Other Good Stuff

The Writers Guild of America has annunced its 2012 nominations for their annual awards slate. The Master, Moonrise Kingdom, Zero Dark Thirty, Argo, Lincoln, and Silver Linings Playbook all got a nod for either original or adapted screenplay. But before you raise any angry fists, be aware that Django Unchained, Beasts of the Southern Wilds, and Les Miserables were among films that were ineligible for a nomination, due to various WGA Award rules. Check out a full list below, including Documentary Screenplay nominations. Winners will be announced at the 2013 WGA Awards on February 17 at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.

 

Original Screenplay

Flight, Written by John Gatins; Paramount Pictures
Looper, Written by Rian Johnson; TriStar Pictures
The Master, Written by Paul Thomas Anderson; The Weinstein Company
Moonrise Kingdom, Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola; Focus Features
Zero Dark Thirty, Written by Mark Boal; Columbia Pictures 

 

 

Adapted Screenplay

Argo, Screenplay by Chris Terrio; Based on a selection from The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired Magazine article “The Great Escape” by Joshuah Bearman; Warner Bros. Pictures
Life of Pi, Screenplay by David Magee; Based on the novel by Yann Martel; 20th Century Fox
Lincoln, Screenplay by Tony Kushner; Based in part on the book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin; DreamWorks Pictures
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Screenplay by Stephen Chbosky; Based on his book; Summit Entertainment
Silver Linings Playbook, Screenplay by David O. Russell; Based on the novel by Matthew Quick; The Weinstein Company

 

 

Documentary Screenplay

The Central Park Five, Written by Sarah Burns and David McMahon and Ken Burns; Sundance Selects
The Invisible War, Written by Kirby Dick; Cinedigm Entertainment Group
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, Written by Alex Gibney; HBO Documentary Films
Searching for Sugar Man, Written by Malik Bendejelloul; Sony Pictures Classics
We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists, Written by Brian Knappenberger; Cinetic Media
West of Memphis, Written by Amy Berg & Billy McMillin; Sony Pictures Classics

 

 

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