The Writers Guild of America on Thursday announced the nominees in its film categories, including best original, adapted and documentary screenplays.

The winners will be revealed Sunday, March 20, at the 74th annual Writers Guild Awards.

The nominees in the TV, new media, news, radio/audio and promotional writing categories were announced last week. For the purpose of this site, we will focus solely on the categories concerning themselves with filmmaking.

And the nominees are…


Being the Ricardos
Written by Aaron Sorkin; Amazon Studios

Don’t Look Up
Screenplay by Adam McKay, Story by Adam McKay & David Sirota; Netflix

The French Dispatch of the Liberty Kansas Evening Sun
Screenplay by Wes Anderson, Story by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola & Hugo Guinness & Jason Schwartzman; Searchlight Pictures

King Richard
Written by Zach Baylin; Warner Bros. Pictures

Licorice Pizza
Written by Paul Thomas Anderson; United Artists


Screenplay by Siân Heder, Based on the Original Motion Picture La Famille Belier Directed by Eric Lartigau, Written by Victoria Bedos, Stanislas Carree de Malberg, Eric Lartigau and Thomas Bidegain; Apple

Screenplay by Jon Spaihts and Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth, Based on the novel Dune Written by Frank Herbert; Warner Bros. Pictures

Nightmare Alley
Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro & Kim Morgan, Based on the Novel by William Lindsay Gresham; Searchlight Pictures

Tick, Tick … Boom!
Screenplay by Steven Levenson, Based on the play by Jonathan Larson; Netflix

West Side Story
Screenplay by Tony Kushner, Based on the Stage Play, Book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Play Conceived, Directed and Choreographed by Jerome Robbins; 20th Century Studios


Being Cousteau
Written by Mark Monroe & Pax Wasserman; National Geographic

Exposing Muybridge
Written by Marc Shaffer; Inside Out Media

Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres
Written by Suzanne Joe Kai; StudioLA.TV

What is your take on this news? Are you glad to see these films recognized for their writing? Do you think a certain film should have gotten the nod instead of something else that made the cut? Sound off in the comments below and let us and the rest of the movie loving world know your thoughts!


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