Sunday, February 19, 2012

Writers Guild Awards

Midnight in Paris- Woody Allen
America's favorite screenwriter celebrates his fifth win from the WGA on his 20th nomination.  He previously won for Annie Hall, Broadway Danny Rose, Hannah & Her Sisters and Crimes & Misdemeanors.  This is his first WGA award (not that he cares) since 1989.  Allen received a WGA (but no Oscar nomination) for 2008's Vicky Christina Barcelona.

The Descendants- Alexander Payne, Jim Rash & Nat Faxon
This is Payne's third triumph at the WGA's, previously triumphing (with writing partner Jim Taylor) for both Sideways and Election.  He was also nominated for About Schmidt.  Rash and Faxon are both first-timers

Barring some unforeseen, Precious-like craziness, the Oscar will likely and predictably follow suit.

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY: Better This World- Katie Galloway & Kelly Duane de la Vega
PAUL SELVIN AWARD: The Help- Tate Taylor- given to the script that best embodies the spirit of the constitutional and civil rights and liberties which are indispensable to the survival of free writers everywhere.

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