2013 Writers Guild Awards Nominations

'Flight', 'Looper', 'The Master', 'Moonrise Kingdom', and 'Zero Dark Thirty' are all vying for Best Original Screenplay.
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen during 2012. Winners will be honored at the 2013 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 17, 2013, during simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.




Feature films eligible for a Writers Guild Award were exhibited theatrically for at least one week in Los Angeles during 2012 and were written under the WGA's Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA) or under a bona fide collective bargaining agreement of the 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.

The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, video games, news, radio and promotional writing, and graphic animation. The awards will be presented jointly in all competitive categories during simultaneous ceremonies on Sunday, February 17, 2013, in New York at the B.B. King Blues Club and in Los Angeles at the JW Marriott L.A. LIVE. For more information, please visit WGA.org or WGAEast.org.

The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) are labor unions representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, digital media, and broadcast news. The Guilds negotiate and administer contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of their members; conduct programs, seminars, and events on issues of interest to writers; and present writers' views to various bodies of government. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, East, visit WGAEast.org. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, West, visit WGA.org.

Sources: Writers Guild of America

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Comments (7)

  1. CelluloidDreams

    "Looper" was so over-rated!

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  2. David garcia

    I don't want to be a douche, but Zero Dark Thirty isn't an original screenplay, it is only based on the mission to kill Osama bin laden. Now the rest, those are original.

    2 years agoby @David-garcia-67788063Flag

  3. thedude-abides

    Give it up for The Master

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  4. Geekster

    Moonrise Kingdom please or Zero Dark Thirty

    2 years agoby @The-Mudder-F-cking-Loud-KillerFlag

  5. justatadmatt

    Glad to see Perks on this list. I thought the adaptation was incredible.

    2 years agoby @justatadmattFlag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Tough to choose

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag