Writers Guild Announces Nominations

January 8, 2009 By:
Writers Guild Announces Nominations

The Writers Guild of America have announced their nominations for this years award show, and all of the usual suspects have made the cut. Leading the nominations are Milk, starring Dustin Hoffman, and The Wrestler, starring Mickey Rourke, which are both up for best screenplay. The other nominees in that category are Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Burn After Reading, and The Visitor.

The nominees for best adapted screenplay look pretty familiar! In the running are The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Doubt, Slumdog Millionaire, The Dark Knight, and Frost/Nixon.

As is this case with the Producers Guild, the Writers Guild picks often foreshadow who will be nominated for the Academy Awards. This is because many Writers Guild members are also Academy members. We definitely think the list will look similar.

All of the movies in the adapted screenplay category are top notch. We’ll have to wait until January 22nd to hear who’s in the running for this year’s Oscar! Shortly after, catch the Writers Guild Awards on February 7th.