Sunday, January 8, 2012

Writers Guild Nominations

I'm terribly behind, but let's pretend I'm not, for that would make me sad...The Writers Guild is a strange bird, not necessarily for bad choices (many every year, including this year are quite stellar) but for their rules and guidelines.  So many scripts get tossed aside because the writers are not WGA members, or certain paper work isn't processed in time, or it's an animated feature.  There's so many (perhaps too many) obstacles.

  • 50/50- Will Reiser
  • Bridesmaids- Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig
  • Midnight in Paris- Woody Allen
  • Win Win- Tom McCarthy
  • Young Adult- Diablo Cody
A good line-up, albeit a strangely comically-bent one.  Bridesmaids continues guild domination, which is an eye-brow raiser, but a nicely raised one at that.
Not Eligible: Arthur Christmas, The Artist, Beginners, The Iron Lady, Like Crazy, Margin Call, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Melancholia, Rango, Shame and Take Shelter 

  • The Descendants- Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo- Steven Zaillian
  • The Help- Tate Taylor
  • Hugo- John Logan
  • Moneyball- Steven Zaillian & Aaron Sorkin
Also notable is the striking success for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, a decidedly non-awards type of film, in the guilds.
Not Eligible: Albert Nobbs, Carnage, Drive, Jane Eyre, My Week With Marilyn, The Skin I Live In and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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