WGA Nominations: ‘Joker’, ‘Parasite’, ‘1917’, ‘Irishman’, ‘Knives Out’, ‘Booksmart’

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Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by Erik Pedersen on January 6, 2020.

Big commercial hits and a number of awards-season regulars were written in today as the WGA announced its 2020 Writers Guild Awards nominees for outstanding achievement in screenwriting writing during 2019. Check out the full list below.

The Original Screenplay category covers comedy, drama, mystery and more as the scribes behind Universal’s 1917, UA’s Booksmart, Lionsgate’s Knives Out, Netflix’s Marriage Story and Neon’s South Korean pic Parasite will vie for the hardware. The Adapted Screenplay race is among TriStar’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Netflix’s The Irishman, Fox Searchlight’s Jojo Rabbit, Warner Brothers’ Joker and Sony’s Little Women.

Because of WGA rules (see below), Original Screenplay Oscar contenders Once Upon a Time in Hollywood — the Quentin Tarantino-penned pic that led all films with three wins at the Golden Globes on Sunday — and Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain & Glory aren’t eligible for Writers Guild consideration. Tarantino, who never joined the Writers Guild, won the Golden Globe for his screenplay. …

On the documentary side, Citizen K, Foster, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People and The Kingmaker will battle it out for the WGA trophy. …

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Jeff Burman served on the Guild’s Board of Directors from 1992 to 2019. He is now retired. He can be reached at jeffrey.s.burman.57@gmail.com.

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