Either tomorrow or Friday (I'm getting conflicting reports) the Writer's Guild of America will toss its hat into the ring, leaving only two really big pieces to the puzzle (DGA and BAFTA) before the Oscar nominations are announced next Thursday. As always, there are so many films that are ineligible that will replace some of the WGA nominees. But nonetheless, for some eligible films a nomination here is a nice boost. Here are my predictions for this year's nominees:
Best Adapted Screenplay
Chris Terrio "Argo"
David McGee "Life of Pi"
Tony Kushner "Lincoln"
David O. Russell "Silver Linings Playbook"
John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade "Skyfall"
Best Original Screenplay
John Gatins "Flight"
Rian Johnson "Looper"
Paul Thomas Anderson "The Master"
Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola "Moonrise Kingdom"
Mark Boal "Zero Dark Thirty"