The Writers Guild Of America has announced its list of nominees for the best in writing in 2019. Among those nominated are Roma, A Quiet Place, and Eighth Grade for Best Original Screenplay, while Black Panther, A Star Is Born, If Beale Street Could Talk were nominated for Best Adaptive Screenplay. Other nominees include Fahrenheit 11/9 for Best Documentary Screenplay, while Spider-Man (PS4) was nominated for Best Video Game Writing. Check out the full list of nominees here below.
Oftentimes, nominees are a precursor to who is going to be nominated and even win the Academy Awards for best in writing. Case in point, BlacKkKlansman, Black Panther, A Star Is Born, If Beale Street Could Talk were all nominated for Best Adaptive Screenplay, along with Can You Ever Forgive Me. All five have earned high praise for their screenplays. So it comes as no surprise that they have all earned nominations. However, since only five slots are available, that ultimately means some other films will be snubbed or overlooked.
Among one of the films that was overlooked was The Favourite, a favorite (sorry for the pun) to be at least nominated for Best Original Screenplay. However, it seems that many have fallen in love with Green Book. That being said, Eighth Grade, A Quiet Place, Roma, and Vice also earned nominations for Best Original Screenplay.
Written by Bo Burnham; A24
Written by Nick Vallelonga & Brian Currie & Peter Farrelly; Universal Pictures
A Quiet Place
Screenplay by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck and John Krasinski, Story by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck; Paramount Pictures
Written by Alfonso Cuarón; Netflix
Written by Adam McKay; Annapurna Pictures
Written by Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee, Based on the book by Ron Stallworth; Focus Features
Written by Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole, Based on the Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, Based on the book by Lee Israel; Fox Searchlight
If Beale Street Could Talk
Screenplay by Barry Jenkins, Based on the novel by James Baldwin; Annapurna Pictures
A Star is Born
Screenplay by Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters, Based on the 1954 screenplay by Moss Hart and the 1976 screenplay by John Gregory Dunne & Joan Didion and Frank Pierson, Based on a story by William Wellman and Robert Carson; Warner Bros.
Bathtubs Over Broadway
Written by Ozzy Inguanzo & Dava Whisenant; Focus Features
Written by Michael Moore; Briarcliff Entertainment
Written by Lauren Greenfield; Amazon Studios
In Search of Greatness
Written by Gabe Polsky; Art of Sport
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Associate Narrative Directors Matthew Zagurak, Joel Janisse, James Richard Mittag; Narrative Director Melissa MacCoubrey; Story by Jonathan Dumont, Melissa MacCoubrey, Hugo Giard; Scriptwriters Madeleine Hart, Betty Robertson, Jesse Scoble, Diana Sherman, Kelly Bender, Jojo Chia, Ian Fun, Zachary M. Parris, Ken Williamson, Daniel Bingham, Jordan Lemos, Simon Mackenzie, Katelyn MacMullin, Susan Patrick, Alissa Ralph, Stephen Rhodes; Team Lead Writer Sam Gill; AI Writers Jonathan Flieger, Kimberly Ann Sparks; Ubisoft Quebec
Batman: The Enemy Within, Episode 5-Same Stitch
Lead Writer James Windeler; Written by Meghan Thornton, Ross Beeley, Lauren Mee; Story by Meghan Thornton, Michael Kirkbride; Telltale Games
God of War
Written by Matt Sophos, Richard Zangrande Gaubert, Cory Barlog; Story and Narrative Design Lead Matt Sophos; Story and Narrative Design Richard Zangrande Gaubert; Narrative Design Orion Walker, Adam Dolin; Sony Interactive Entertainment
Story Lead Jon Paquette; Writers Benjamin Arfmann, Kelsey Beachum; Co-Written by Christos Gage; Additional Story Contributions by Dan Slott; Insomniac Games & Sony Interactive Entertainment
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
Narrative Designers Alex Scokel, Eric Fenstermaker, Kate Dollarhyde, Megan Starks, Olivia Veras, Paul Kirsch; Additional Writing Tony Evans, John Schmautz, Casey Hollingshead, Nitai Poddar; Narrative Design Leads Carrie Patel, Josh Sawyer; Obsidian Entertainment