The Writers Guild of America has announced nominations for outstanding achievement in screenwriting for 2015. The 2016 WGA Awards are set for February 13 at ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles.
The Original Screenplay category includes awards-season buzz titles like Bridge Of Spies, Sicario, Spotlight and Straight Outta Compton, but also making the cut is the Amy Schumer-penned Trainwreck, the lone straight comedy on the WGA list this year (unless you count The Martian a laugher as the Golden Globes does).
Last year, Wes Anderson and Hugh Guinness took the Original honor with The Grand Budapest Hotel, while Graham Moore’s The Imitation Game won the Adapted Screenplay award. Moore went on to win the Oscar in the category, while the Academy opted for Birdman in the Original race.
In the Adapted category this year, the pics are The Big Short, Carol, The Martian, Trumbo and Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs. Sorkin won both the WGA Award and the Oscar in 2013 for The Social Network.
Here’s the list of noms:
Bridge of Spies
Written by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen; DreamWorks Pictures
Written by Taylor Sheridan; Lionsgate
Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy; Open Road Films
Straight Outta Compton
Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by
S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff; Universal Pictures
Written by Amy Schumer; Universal Pictures
The Big Short
Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay; Based on the Book by Michael Lewis; Paramount Pictures
Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy; Based on the Novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith; The Weinstein Company
Screenplay by Drew Goddard; Based on the Novel by Andy Weir; Twentieth Century Fox
Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the Book by Walter Isaacson; Universal Pictures
Written by John McNamara; Based on the Biography by Bruce Cook; Bleecker Street Media
Written by Robert Cohen; Candy Factory Films
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
Written by Alex Gibney; HBO Documentary Films
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
Written by Brett Morgen; HBO Documentary Films
Written by Amy J. Berg; Showtime Documentary Films