“Deadpool” Makes The WGA Nominations

The Writers Guild of America has announced its nominees for screenplays both original and adapted in film and TV works today with many awards favourites appearing along with an already much talked about nom for the superhero movie “Deadpool”.

In the original film screenplay category it’s “Hell or High Water,” “La La Land,” “Loving,” “Manchester by the Sea” and “Moonlight,” while in adapted it’s “Arrival,” “Deadpool,” “Fences,” “Hidden Figures,” and “Nocturnal Animals”.

These will not reflect Academy nomination potentials as AMPAS has already classified both “Moonlight” and “Loving” as adapted, rather than original, screenplays. Also “Play Video” “Zero Days” and “Command and Control” are up for the WGA’s documentary screenplay award.

On the TV front “The Americans,” “Better Call Saul,” “Game of Thrones,” “Stranger Things,” and “Westworld” will compete for drama series. “Atlanta,” “Silicon Valley,” “Transparent,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and “Veep” are up for comedy series. Also “Atlanta,” “Better Things,” “Stranger Things,” “This Is Us,” and “Westworld” are competing for new series.

Longform, which covers mini-series and telemovies, will see “American Crime,” “Confirmation,” “Harley and the Davidsons,” and “Surviving Compton” compete for original work and “11.22.63,” “American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson,” “Madoff,” “The Night Of,” and “Roots” compete for adapted work.

The 69th annual Writers Guild Awards will be handed out Sunday, February 19th at simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles. Videogame writing nominations will be unveiled next week.

Source: WGA