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:
Written by Bo Burnham
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
Written by Alfonso Cuarón
Written by Adam McKay
Written by Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee
Based on the book by Ron Stallworth
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
BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY
Written by Ozzy Inguanzo, Dava Whisenant
Written by Michael Moore
Written by Lauren Greenfield
IN SEARCH OF GREATNESS
Written by Gabe Polsky