WGA Unveils Screenplay Nominations for the Best of 2013

Posted by Brian Brooks on 1.3.2014

Alexander Payne's Nebraska.

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have unveiled its picks for the Best Screenplays of 2013 with NYFF51 debuts Her by Spike Jonze and Nebraska, written by Bob Nelson among the films nominated in the Original Screenplay category. Festival opener Captain Phillips was nominated in the Adapted Screenplay category for Billy Ray based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty. Sarah Polley's ND/NF film Stories We Tell was nominated in the Documentary category

Winners will be honored at the 2014 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, February 1, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City.

Original Screenplay

American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell; Columbia Pictures
Blue Jasmine, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics
Dallas Buyers Club, Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack; Focus Features
Her, Written by Spike Jonze; Warner Bros.
Nebraska, Written by Bob Nelson; Paramount Pictures

Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell
Adapted Screenplay

August: Osage County, Screenplay by Tracy Letts; Based on his play; The Weinstein Company
Before Midnight, Written by Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke; Based on characters created by Richard Linklater & Kim Krizan; Sony Classics
Captain Phillips, Screenplay by Billy Ray; Based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty; Columbia Pictures
Lone Survivor, Written by Peter Berg; Based on the book by Marcus Lutrell with Patrick Robinson; Universal Pictures
The Wolf of Wall Street, Screenplay by Terence Winter; Based on the book by Jordan Belfort; Paramount Pictures
Documentary Screenplay

Dirty Wars, Written by Jeremy Scahill & David Riker; Sundance Selects
Herblock – The Black & The White, Written by Sara Lukinson & Michael Stevens; The Stevens Company
No Place on Earth, Written by Janet Tobias & Paul Laikin; Magnolia Pictures
Stories We Tell, Written by Sarah Polley; Roadside Attractions
We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks; Written by Alex Gibney; Focus Features

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