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Writers Guild Excludes Key Scripts as Ineligible: King's Speech, Winter's Bone

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood December 29, 2010 at 7:07AM

It happens every year. And the Writers Guild should not be concerned about the Oscar race (nor should film critics in their year-end voting). But in the end, when the WGA so often deems many of the year's best film scripts ineligible for their awards, it does seem like they're missing something.
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It happens every year. And the Writers Guild should not be concerned about the Oscar race (nor should film critics in their year-end voting). But in the end, when the WGA so often deems many of the year's best film scripts ineligible for their awards, it does seem like they're missing something.

What they're missing is folks who aren't members or signatories to the Guild. This year that includes, as always, several films that could wind up with Oscar nominations without any help from the WGA: animated features such as Toy Story 3, foreign films such as Brit The King's Speech and Another Year, and micro-indies such as Winter's Bone and Blue Valentine.

Last year Brit An Education and Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds were ineligible, along with Pixar's Up, which nonetheless were nominated for screenwriting Oscars. The full list of eligible films is below.

The films deemed eligible by the WGA are:

Original Screenplays:
ALL GOOD THINGS
BLACK SWAN
BROOKLYN'S FINEST
BURLESQUE
CASINO JACK
CITY ISLAND
COMPANY MEN
CONVICTION
COUNTRY STRONG
CYRUS
DUE DATE
EASY A
THE FIGHTER
FRANKIE & ALICE
FROZEN
FURRY VENGEANCE
GET LOW
GREENBERG
GROWN UPS
HEREAFTER
HOLY ROLLERS
HOW DO YOU KNOW?
INCEPTION
JUST WRIGHT
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
LETTERS TO JULIET
LIFE AS WE KNOW IT
MIDDLE MEN
MORNING GLORY
MOTHER AND CHILD
THE OTHER GUYS
OUR FAMILY WEDDING
PLEASE GIVE
REMEMBER ME
SALT
SECRETARIAT
SOLITARY MAN
SOMEWHERE
SPLICE
STONE
WELCOME TO THE RILEYS
WONDERFUL WORLD
YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER

Adapted Screenplays:
127 HOURS
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
THE AMERICAN
BARNEY'S VERSION
BARRY MUNDAY
THE CRAZIES
THE EXTRA MAN
FAIR GAME
FOR COLORED GIRLS
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 1
I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS
IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY
JACK GOES BOATING
THE KARATE KID
THE LAST SONG
LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA'HOOLE
LET ME IN
LIKE DANDELION DUST
THE NEXT THREE DAYS
PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF
PRINCE OF PERSIA: SANDS OF TIME
RABBIT HOLE
RED
SHUTTER ISLAND
THE SOCIAL NETWORK
THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE
THE TEMPEST
TODAY'S SPECIAL
THE TOWN
TRON: LEGACY
TRUE GRIT
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE

This article is related to: Awards, Franchises, Stuck In Love, Oscars, Toy Story, Screenwriters


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