The Writers Guild of America just announced their nominees for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay of the year. Most of the top Oscar contenders made the list: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Slumdog Millionaire, Milk, Frost/Nixon, The Dark Knight, Doubt, and The Wrestler. With Wall-E ineligible for the WGA, the Coen brothers’ Burn After Reading and Tom McCarthy’s The Visitor filled out the original-screenplay slate, while Rachel Getting Married and Gran Torino failed to get noticed. On the adapted side, the two most obvious omissions here are The Reader and Revolutionary Road, both of which take a substantial hit by not making the cut. Their only consolation: Yesterday they both landed on the American Society of Cinematophers list alongside Button, Slumdog, and The Dark Knight. Below are the WGA lists.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Burn After Reading
Vicky Cristina Barcelona