After yesterday's PGA nominees announcement, the Writers Guild of America released their own nominees for their coveted prize. The films mentioned usually translate into Oscar nominations. There weren't too many surprises, though Philomena, Lee Daniels' The Butler, and Saving Mr. Banks were the highest profile films to be left off the lists.

Here's a look at the major nominees:

Best Original Screenplay

American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell; Columbia Pictures

Blue Jasmine, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Classics

Dallas Buyers Club, Written by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack; Focus Features

Her, Written by Spike Jonze; Warner Bros.

Nebraska, Written by Bob Nelson; Paramount Pictures

Best Adapted Screenplay

August: Osage County, Screenplay by Tracy Letts; Based on his play; The Weinstein Company

Before Midnight, Written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, and Ethan Hawke; Based on characters created by Richard Linklater and Kim Krizan; Sony Classics

Captain Phillips, Screenplay by Billy Ray; Based on the book A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty; Columbia Pictures

Lone Survivor, Written by Peter Berg; Based on the book by Marcus Lutrell with Patrick Robinson; Universal Pictures

The Wolf of Wall Street, Screenplay by Terence Winter; Based on the book by Jordan Belfort; Paramount Pictures

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