'American Hustle,' 'Wolf Of Wall Street,' 'Before Midnight' & More Earn WGA Nominations But Not Coens

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by Kevin Jagernauth
January 3, 2014 1:35 PM
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Are awards season voters no longer entranced by the magic of the Coen Brothers? Even with "Inside Llewyn Davis" earning no shortage of acclaim, that has not translated into very much love from awards types, with the film getting completely shut out of the Producers Guild Award nominations yesterday. And today, the Writer's Guild have also shunned the sibling duo.

The nominations for the Writers Guild Awards have dropped, and there are some interesting choices. Namely, we're surprised to see "Dallas Buyers Club" in the mix for Original Screenplay, when something like "Gravity" is left out. Perhaps this suggests the former is a bigger player than suspected come Oscar time (especially with the PGA nom giving it a boost), while the latter could simply be playing for tech awards.

Otherwise, no big surprises here, though "Lone Survivor" gets a bit of a boost in the Adapted Screenplay category. Meanwhile, "The Wolf of Wall Street," still seen as too hardcore, again nudges in perhaps hinting that for the most part, voters have been enjoying Martin Scorsese's bonkers exploration of drugs, hookers and fraud.

The awards will be handed on February 1st. Full list below. [Variety]

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

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

Blue Jasmine, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

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

Her, Written by Spike Jonze; Warner Bros.

Nebraska, Written by Bob Nelson; Paramount Pictures

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

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

Before Midnight, Written by Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke; Based on characters created by Richard Linklater & 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

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

Dirty Wars, Written by Jeremy Scahill & David Riker; Sundance Selects

Herblock – The Black & The White, Written by Sara Lukinson & Michael Stevens; The Stevens Company

No Place on Earth, Written by Janet Tobias & Paul Laikin; Magnolia Pictures

Stories We Tell, Written by Sarah Polley; Roadside Attractions

We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks; Written by Alex Gibney; Focus Features

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1 Comment

  • benutty | January 3, 2014 1:58 PMReply

    Kevin, so like... did you just not see Dallas Buyers Club? Or perhaps you chose not to listen to any of the Gravity dialogue?????? coz........................

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