Nominees // 71st WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA AWARDS

A Star is Born and Black Panther make the cut; The Favourite was not eligible.



The Writers Guild of America's annual awards are a good sign of which screenplays will undoubtedly end up on the list of Oscar nominees. The 71st WGA Awards nominations offer an awards season chance to If Beale Street Could Talk, Eighth Grade, and Roma.


Sixty-three original screenplays and sixty adapted screenplay were eligible this year. Notable scripts to miss out on eligibility include The Favourite, Sorry to Bother You, and Leave No Trace. WGA excludes screenplays not produced under its jurisdiction or under that of another guild.


As for scripts that were eligible, but left off the list of nominations, Bohemian Rhapsody, First Reformed, and both Boy Erased and Beautiful Boy failed to earn nods.


The 71st Writers Guild of America Awards will take place February 17, 2019, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Chelsea Peretti will host the show.


FULL LIST OF NOMINEES:


ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY


EIGHTH GRADE

Written by Bo Burnham


GREEN BOOK

Written by Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly


A QUIET PLACE

Screenplay by Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, John Krasinski

Story by Bryan Woods, Scott Beck


ROMA

Written by Alfonso Cuarón


VICE

Written by Adam McKay


ADAPTED SCREENPLAY


BLACKKKLANSMAN

Written by Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee

Based on the book by Ron Stallworth


BLACK PANTHER

Written by Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole

Based on the Marvel Comics by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby


CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty

Based on the book by Lee Israel


IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

Screenplay by Barry Jenkins

Based on the novel by James Baldwin


A STAR IS BORN

Screenplay by Eric Roth, 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, Robert Carson


DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY


BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY

Written by Ozzy Inguanzo, Dava Whisenant


FAHRENHEIT 11/9

Written by Michael Moore


GENERATION WEALTH

Written by Lauren Greenfield


IN SEARCH OF GREATNESS

Written by Gabe Polsky

© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.

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