Yes, things aren’t too clear considering ‘The Artist’ wasn’t eligible (among other films that perhaps could have posed a threat) for the Writers Guild, but this still is good momentum for both Woody Allen and Alexander Payne’s features. As you can see below, this is the full cinematic list of what the WGA Awards look like:
Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, “The Descendants”
Best Documentary Screenplay: Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega, “Better This World”
Paul Selvin Award: Tate Taylor, “The Help”
Laurel Award: Eric Roth
So essentially, ‘The Descendants’ now may be locked in for Best Adapted Screenplay, while Original Screenplay is still a battle between ‘The Artist’ and ‘Midnight in Paris’. It’s going to be fun to see how that one turns out…
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