Joining in on today’s festivities is the Writers Guild of America or WGA. Despite a few films, like “The Favourite,ruled ineligible to compete at the WGAs, the nominees still hold a certain level of predictability for the Oscars. The bubble screenplays of “A Quiet Place,” “Eighth Grade,” and “Black Panther” all grabbed nominations in their respective categories. The question will now be whether or not the adapted lineup will be the one we see at Oscar. “The Favourite” will clearly compete for an Original Screenplay nomination, so which film gets booted? Let us hear your thoughts in the comments below. The full nominations can be found below.

Writers Guild of America 2019 Nominees

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • “Eighth Grade,” Written by Bo Burnham; A24
  • “Green Book,” Written by Nick Vallelonga & Brian Currie & Peter Farrelly; Universal Pictures
  • “A Quiet Place,” Screenplay by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck and John Krasinski, Story by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck; Paramount Pictures
  • “Roma,” Written by Alfonso Cuarón; Netflix
  • “Vice,” Written by Adam McKay; Annapurna Pictures

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • “Blackkklansman,” Written by Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee, Based on the book by Ron Stallworth; Focus Features
  • “Black Panther,” Written by Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole, Based on the Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, Based on the book by Lee Israel; Fox Searchlight
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Screenplay by Barry Jenkins, Based on the novel by James Baldwin; Annapurna Pictures
  • “A Star is Born,” Screenplay by Eric Roth and 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 and Robert Carson; Warner Bros.

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

  • Bathtubs Over Broadway, Written by Ozzy Inguanzo & Dava Whisenant; Focus Features
  • Fahrenheit 11/9, Written by Michael Moore; Briarcliff Entertainment
  • Generation Wealth, Written by Lauren Greenfield; Amazon Studios
  • In Search of Greatness, Written by Gabe Polsky; Art of Sport

VIDEOGAME WRITING

  • “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey,” Associate Narrative Directors Matthew Zagurak, Joel Janisse, James Richard Mittag; Narrative Director Melissa MacCoubrey; Story by Jonathan Dumont, Melissa MacCoubrey, Hugo Giard; Scriptwriters Madeleine Hart, Betty Robertson, Jesse Scoble, Diana Sherman, Kelly Bender, Jojo Chia, Ian Fun, Zachary M. Parris, Ken Williamson, Daniel Bingham, Jordan Lemos, Simon Mackenzie, Katelyn MacMullin, Susan Patrick, Alissa Ralph, Stephen Rhodes; Team Lead Writer Sam Gill; AI Writers Jonathan Flieger, Kimberly Ann Sparks; Ubisoft Quebec
  • “Batman: The Enemy Within,” Episode 5-Same Stitch, Lead Writer James Windeler; Written by Meghan Thornton, Ross Beeley, Lauren Mee; Story by Meghan Thornton, Michael Kirkbride; Telltale Games
  • “God of War,” Written by Matt Sophos, Richard Zangrande Gaubert, Cory Barlog; Story and Narrative Design Lead Matt Sophos; Story and Narrative Design Richard Zangrande Gaubert; Narrative Design Orion Walker, Adam Dolin; Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • “Marvel’s Spider-Man,” Story Lead Jon Paquette; Writers Benjamin Arfmann, Kelsey Beachum; Co-Written by Christos Gage; Additional Story Contributions by Dan Slott; Insomniac Games & Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • “Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire,” Narrative Designers Alex Scokel, Eric Fenstermaker, Kate Dollarhyde, Megan Starks, Olivia Veras, Paul Kirsch; Additional Writing Tony Evans, John Schmautz, Casey Hollingshead, Nitai Poddar; Narrative Design Leads Carrie Patel, Josh Sawyer; Obsidian Entertainment

What do you think of the WGA nominees? Let us hear your thoughts in the comments below! 

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