nominees//69th WRITERS GUILD AWARDS

AWARDS COVERAGE



With the start of a new year comes the true last mile in the award season race as guild groups weigh in with awards, creating last minute efforts for films to make it or break it.

The Writers Guild of America is a fickle guild group, though its award selections are still important. The group famously follows a rigorous nomination criteria that often leaves important players out. Notably, Best Picture winner Birdman failed to qualify for the Writers Guild awards, but went on to Oscar gold.

This year, the slew of films that do not qualify include The Lobster (a frontrunner for the Original Screenplay Oscar), Florence Foster Jenkins, and Miss Sloane.

Also of note, Moonlight and Loving made it in the Original Screenplay category by the WGA, but both films are competing on the Adapted Screenplay level with the Academy.

The 69th Writers Guild Awards ceremony will take place February 19, 2017.

Complete list of nominees:

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

HELL OR HIGH WATER
Written by Taylor Sheridan
(CBS Films)

LA LA LAND
Written by Damien Chazelle
(Lionsgate)

LOVING
Written by Jeff Nichols
(Focus Features)

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Written by Kenneth Lonergan
(Amazon Studios/Roadside Attractions)

MOONLIGHT
Written by Barry Jenkins; Story by Tarell McCraney
(A24)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

ARRIVAL
Screenplay by Eric Heisserer; Based on the Story "Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang
(Paramount Pictures)

DEADPOOL
Written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick; Based on the X-Men Comic Books
(Twentieth Century Fox)

FENCES
Screenplay by August Wilson; Based on his Play
(Paramount Pictures)

HIDDEN FIGURES
Screenplay by Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi; Based on the Book by Margot Lee Shetterly
(Twentieth Century Fox)

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS
Screenplay by Tom Ford; Based on the Novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright
(Focus Features)

BEST DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

AUTHOR: THE JT LEROY STORY
Written by Jeff Feuerzeig
(Amazon Studios)

COMMAND AND CONTROL
Telescript by Robert Kenner, Eric Schlosser; Story by Brian Pearle, Kim Roberts; Based on the Book Command and Control by Eric Schlosser
(American Experience Films)

ZERO DAYS
Written by Alex Gibney
(Magnolia Pictures)

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