Los Angeles and New York – The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen during the past year. Winners will be honored at the 2010 Writers Guild Awards held on Saturday, February 20, 2010, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.
(500) Days of Summer, Written by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
Avatar, Written by James Cameron
(20th Century Fox)
The Hangover, Written by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore
The Hurt Locker, Written by Mark Boal
A Serious Man, Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Crazy Heart, Screenplay by Scott Cooper
Based on the novel by Thomas Cobb (Fox Searchlight)
Julie & Julia, Screenplay by Nora Ephron
Based on the books Julie & Julia by Julie Powell and My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme
Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire, Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher
Based on the novel Push by Sapphire (Lionsgate)
Star Trek, Written by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman
Based upon Star Trek, Created by Gene Roddenberry (Paramount Pictures)
Up in the Air, Screenplay by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner
Based upon the novel by Walter Kirn (Paramount Pictures)
Against the Tide, Screenplay by Richard Trank
Based on original material written by Richard Trank & Rabbi Marvin Hier (Moriah Films)
Capitalism: A Love Story, Written by Michael Moore
The Cove, Written by Mark Monroe
(Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions)
Earth Days, Written by Robert Stone
Good Hair, Written by Chris Rock & Jeff Stilson and Lance Crouther and Chuck Sklar
Soundtrack for a Revolution, Written by Bill Guttentag & Dan Sturman
(Freedom Song Productions and Louverture Films)
Feature films eligible for a Writers Guild Award were exhibited theatrically for at least one week in Los Angeles in 2009 and were written under the WGA’s Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA) or under a bona fide collective bargaining agreement of the Australian Writers Guild, Writers Guild of Canada, Writers Guild of Great Britain, Irish Playwrights & Screenwriters Guild or the New Zealand Writers Guild.
Documentaries eligible for a Writers Guild Award featured an on-screen writing credit and were exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles or New York for one week in 2009. While credited documentary writers were required to join the WGAW’s Nonfiction Writers Caucus or WGAE Nonfiction Writers Caucus to be considered, scripts need not have been written under WGA jurisdiction to be considered.
The 2010 Writers Guild Awards will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2010, simultaneously at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City.