Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Writers Guild of America (WGA) Nominations

Some big contenders like The Lobster, Lion, Florence Foster Jenkins, Zootopia, and others were not eligible, but the biggest miss here is probably Hacksaw Ridge, which had the ineligible films, and the whole Moonlight and Loving in Original Screenplay (at the Oscars they will be Adapted), and yet managed to beaten by Deadpool. Not looking good for its chances at a screenplay Oscar nomination. Here is the full list of nominees:

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Hell or High Water, Written by Taylor Sheridan
La La Land, Written by Damien Chazelle
Loving, Written by Jeff Nichols
Manchester by the Sea, Written by Kenneth Lonergan
Moonlight, Screenplay by Barry Jenkins, Story by Tarell McCraney

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Arrival, Screenplay by Eric Heisserer
Deadpool, Written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick
Fences, Screenplay by August Wilson
Hidden Figures, Screenplay by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi
Nocturnal Animals, Screenplay by Tom Ford

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY
Author: The JT LeRoy Story, Written by Jeff Feuerzeig
Command and Control, Telescript by Robert Kenner & Eric Schlosser, Story by Brian Pearle and Kim Roberts
Zero Days, Written by Alex Gibney

DRAMA SERIES
The Americans
Better Call Saul
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things
Westworld

COMEDY SERIES
Atlanta
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

NEW SERIES
Atlanta
Better Things
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

LONG FORM ORIGINAL
American Crime, Written by Julie H├ębert, Sonay Hoffman, Keith Huff, Stacy A. Littlejohn, Kirk A. Moore, Davy Perez, Diana Son
Confirmation, Written by Susannah Grant
Harley and the Davidsons, Written by Seth Fisher, Nick Schenk, Evan Wright
Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le, Written by Dianne Houston

LONG FORM ADAPTED
11.22.63, Written by Bridget Carpenter, Brigitte Hales, Joe Henderson, Brian Nelson, Quinton Peeples
The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Written by Scott Alexander, Joe Robert Cole, D.V. DeVincentis, Maya Forbes, Larry Karaszewski, Wally Wolodarsky
Madoff, Written by Ben Robbins
The Night Of, Written by Richard Price, Steve Zaillian
Roots, Written by Lawrence Konner, Alison McDonald, Charles Murray, Mark Rosenthal

SHORT FORM NEW MEDIA – ORIGINAL
“Episode 101” (Now We're Talking), Written by Tug Coker, Tommy Dewey; go90.com
“Escape the Room” (Life Ends at 30), Written by Michael Field; vimeo.com
“Itsy Bitsy Spider” Episode 1 (Thug Passion), Written by Motrya Tomycz; vimeo.com
“The Party” (The Commute), Written by Linsey Stewart & Dane Clark; youtube.com

SHORT FORM NEW MEDIA – ADAPTED
“Passage” Part 4 (Fear the Walking Dead), Written by Lauren Signorino & Mike Zunic; amc.com
"Under Siege" (The Strain), Written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle, Based on the novels by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan; fxnetworks.com

ANIMATION
“Barthood” (The Simpsons), Written by Dan Greaney
“First Day of Rule” (Elena of Avalor), Written by Craig Gerber
“Fish Out of Water” (BoJack Horseman), Written by Elijah Aron & Jordan Young
“A Princess on Lothal” (Star Wars Rebels), Written by Steven Melching
“Stop the Presses” (BoJack Horseman), Written by Joe Lawson

EPISODIC DRAMA
“Gloves Off” (Better Call Saul), Written by Gordon Smith
“I Am a Storm” (Shameless), Written by Sheila Callaghan
“Klick” (Better Call Saul), Written by Heather Marion & Vince Gilligan
“Switch” (Better Call Saul), Written by Thomas Schnauz
“The Trip” (This Is Us), Written by Vera Herbert
“The Winds of Winter” (Game of Thrones), Written for Television by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss

EPISODIC COMEDY
“Kimmy Finds Her Mom!” (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Written by Tina Fey & Sam Means
“Kimmy Goes on a Playdate!” (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Written by Robert Carlock
“Pilot” (One Mississippi), Written by Diablo Cody & Tig Notaro
“R-A-Y-C-Ray-Cation” (Speechless), Written by Carrie Rosen & Seth Kurland
“Streets on Lock” (Atlanta), Written by Stephen Glover
“A Taste of Zephyria” (Son of Zorn), Written by Dan Mintz

COMEDY / VARIETY (INCLUDING TALK) – SERIES
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Late Night with Seth Meyers
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

COMEDY / VARIETY – SKETCH SERIES
Documentary Now!
Inside Amy Schumer
Maya & Marty
Nathan For You
Saturday Night Live

COMEDY / VARIETY – MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES – SPECIALS
68th Primetime Emmy Awards
73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards
88th Annual Academy Awards
Triumph The Primary Election Special 2016

QUIZ AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
Hollywood Game Night
Jeopardy!

DAYTIME DRAMA
General Hospital

CHILDREN’S SCRIPT – EPISODIC AND SPECIALS
“Girl Meets Commonism” (Girl Meets World), Written by Joshua Jacobs & Michael Jacobs
“Just Add Mom” (Just Add Magic), Written by John-Paul Nickel
“Mel vs. The Night Mare of Normal Street” (Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street), Written by Laurie Parres
“Mucko Polo, Grouch Explorer” (Sesame Street), Written by Belinda Ward

CHILDREN’S SCRIPT – LONG FORM OR SPECIAL
Dance Camp, Teleplay by Nick Turner & Rex New and Cameron Fay, Story by Nick Turner & Rex New
Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas, Written by Geri Cole & Ken Scarborough
R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet Of Souls, Written by Billy Brown & Dan Angel

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – CURRENT EVENTS
“Chasing Heroin” (Frontline), Written by Marcela Gaviria
“The Choice 2016” (Frontline); Written by Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser
“Inside Assad's Syria” (Frontline), Written by Martin Smith

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS
“American Reds,” Written by Richard Wormser
“Jackie Robinson, Part One,” Written by David McMahon & Sarah Burns
“Netanyahu at War” (Frontline), Written by Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser

NEWS SCRIPT – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT
“Ambush In Dallas” (World News Tonight With David Muir), Written by David Bloch, Karen Mooney, David Muir, David Schoetz
“Brussels Under Attack” (World News Tonight With David Muir), Written by David Bloch, Karen Mooney, David Muir, David Schoetz
“Muhammad Ali: Remembering A Legend” (48 Hours), Written by Jerry Cipriano, John Craig Wilson

NEWS SCRIPT – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY
“CBS Sunday Morning Almanac” June 12, 2016 (CBS Sunday Morning), Written by Thomas A. Harris

ON-AIR PROMOTION (TELEVISION, NEW MEDIA OR RADIO)
“Big Brother Over The Top Launch & NCIS: Special Agent Tony Dinozzo’s Top Moments,” Written by Erial Tompkins
“CBS On-Air Reel,” Written by Brian Retchless
“The Dollmaker, Halloween,” Written by Jennifer H. Kaas
“Limitless Promos 15/16” (CBS), Written by Jessica Katzenstein
“Mom,” Written by Dan Greenberger

TELEVISION GRAPHIC ART AND ANIMATION
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