A few surprises in the nominated films the WGA figured noteworthy from last year — original script, adapted script and documentary script.
Woody Allen, Coen Brothers, “American Hustle,” Spike Jonze.Sure.
“Before Midnight,” “Captain Phillips,” “August: Osage County,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” Nebraska.” Expected.
Sarah Polley’s “The Stories We Tell” made the cut in the doc script field.
But “Lone Survivor,” a better than average actioner based on a true story of a Navy SEALs mission that went wrong, stands out. Not sure what I figure was left out of best adapted screenplay contender’s list by this odd inclusion (mixed reviews for the movie, good enough, but Peter Berg did “BAttleship,” for pity’s sake. Pick an action picture, sure. Why not pick a better one?).
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
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
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