nominees//68th WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA AWARDS

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The Writers Guild of America announced the nominees for the annual accolades presented for original, adapted, and documentary works, including many names familiar to the race already, like Spotlight, as well as a few refreshing entries, like Trainwreck and Straight Outta Compton. Noticeably absent were Inside Out and Room, both titles holding some writing pedigree.

The WGA Awards will be presented at a ceremony on February 13, 2016.

Complete list of nominees:

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Bridge of Spies
Written by Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
(DreamWorks Pictures)

Sicario
Written by Taylor Sheridan
(Lionsgate)

Spotlight
Written by Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy
(Open Road Films)

Straight Outta Compton
Screenplay by Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff
Story by S. Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus, Andrea Berloff
(Universal Pictures)

Trainwreck
Written by Amy Schumer
(Universal Pictures)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Big Short
Screenplay by Charles Randolph, Adam McKay
Based on the Book by Michael Lewis
(Paramount Pictures)

Carol
Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy
Based on the Novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
(The Weinstein Company)

The Martian
Screenplay by Drew Goddard
Based on the Novel by Andy Weir
(Twentieth Century Fox)

Steve Jobs
Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
Based on the Book by Walter Isaacson
(Universal Pictures)

Trumbo
Written by John McNamara
Based on the Biography by Bruce Cook
(Bleecker Street Media)

BEST DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

Being Canadian
Written by Robert Cohen
(Candy Factory Films)

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
Written by Alex Gibney
(HBO Documentary Films)

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
Written by Brett Morgen
(HBO Documentary Films)

Prophet's Prey
Written by Amy J. Berg
(Showtime Documentary Films)

For a complete list of television and other media nominations, click here.

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