2012 Writers Guild Awards Nominations

'50/50', 'Bridesmaids', 'Young Adult' and 'Midnight in Paris' are up for Best Original Screenplay, while 'Breaking Bad', 'Game of Thorns', and 'Boardwalk Empire' lead TV.
2012 Writers Guild Awards Nominations
2012 Writers Guild Awards Nominations
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen in both film and television for 2011. Winners will be honored at the 2012 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 19, 2012, during simultaneous ceremonies in Hollywood and New York.

Categories for film include Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Documentary Screenplay. The TV nominations are a little more extensive, offering awards for Best Drama Series, Best Comedy Series, Best New Series, Best Episodic Drama, Best Animated Series, Best Comedy/Variety Series, and Best Daytime Drama.

To find out what got nominated, check out our full list of nominees below.













Feature films eligible for a Writers Guild Award were exhibited theatrically for at least one week in Los Angeles during 2011 and were written under the WGA's Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA) or under a bona fide collective bargaining agreement of the Australian Writers Guild, Writers Guild of Canada, Writers Guild of Great Britain, Irish Playwrights & Screenwriters Guild or the New Zealand Writers Guild. Theatrical screenplays produced under the jurisdiction of the WGA or an affiliate Guild must have been submitted for WGA awards consideration.

Documentaries eligible for a Writers Guild Award featured an onscreen writing credit and were exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles or New York for one week during 2011. Credited documentary writers were required to join the WGAW's Nonfiction Writers Caucus or the WGAE's Nonfiction Writers Caucus to be considered, but scripts need not have been written under WGA jurisdiction for consideration.

The 2012 Writers Guild Awards will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2012, simultaneously at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and at B.B. King Blues Club in New York City. For more information about the 2012 Writers Guild Awards, please visit www.wga.org or www.wgaeast.org.

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  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @kguy What about it ?

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  7. K.Guy

    The Blue and the Gray. @moviegeek@bawnian-dexeus *phew* that was close.

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  8. Nicholaus XX

    Really good nominations. I'm ecstatic to see that two-episodes of Breaking Bad are being nominated.

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  9. moviegeek

    @zanyzap Ha! I compared The Help specifically to the Blind Side in my review back in August :D

    Have yet to see Young Adult though.

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  10. ZanyZap

    @moviegeek: I know. Poor wording on my part. I meant, that the nomination for Moneyball would be his recognition for two good movies, like a pat on the back. That way they could leave the slate open for other deserving screenplays. The Oscars do it all the time. And I agree. I didn't love Win, Win--granted I saw it on an airplane next to a baby. The Help, in my opinion, while good, is this year's Blind Side. I support Young Adult. I thought the script was the strongest aspect of the movie, with Charlize and Patton brining it to life, of course.

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  11. CelluloidDreams

    Why is the reamke of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" is getting an nomination....hell the ending of the film is different from that in the book by Steig Larsson, and the Swedish film!

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  12. CelluloidDreams

    ...No American Horror Story!

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  13. moviegeek

    In all honesty, as far as the films go, it's a pretty sorry list. I mean... The Help? Bridesmaids? Win Win? Young Adult?

    There are standouts of course, but I really expected to see The Artist or Tinker Tailor to be on the list.

    @zanyzap Moneyball is on there. But I share your surprise with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, especially since the Swedish films weren't even considered.

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  14. ZanyZap

    I'm surprised to see TGWTDT on the list. I figured they'd honor Steven Zaillian with Moneyball. I'm also surprised The Artist wasn't nominated for best original screenplay.

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  15. CBF

    Conan for Variety. Lol, even NBC's Fallon is listed as a nomination who took the torch from Conan but Leno, Zucker's "king of ratings," is nowhere to be seen. Too funny.

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  16. thedude-abides

    @bawnian-dexeus Lol. Again with the Bridesmaids, huh? What's with these people?

    Eh. I say Midnight in Paris and Moneyball. Those r my picks.

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  17. Vincente 'Avengers' Alonso

    Ben 10 is on there but Walking Dead isn't?

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  18. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Bridesmaids? Seriously?

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  19. Daveactor7

    Original screenplay should go to either 50/50 or Young Adult and adapted should go to the descendants or dragon tattoo for me

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