Writers Guild goes for “Her,” Woody, Polley and…”Lone Survivor”?

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?).

 

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

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

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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