Wednesday, December 29, 2010

76 eligible screenplays for the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards

The Writers Guild of America has released the titles of the 76 qualifying scripts for its 2011 WGA awards. 43 are original screenplays while 33 are adapted. The 76 eligible screenplays are seven less than last year and less than half of the number of screenplays in 2008. Major titles excluded from their awards include The King's Speech, Toy Story 3, Another Year, Biutiful, Blue Valentine, The Ghost WriterScott Pilgrim vs. the World, and Winter’s Bone.

It isn't completely unheard of for a film to not get a WGA nomination, yet go on to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Films that have accomplished this feat include Gladiator, Chariots of Fire, Gandhi, and Amadeus.

Unlike other guilds such as the Screen Actors Guild, the Writers Guild is very strict about eligibility and doesn't open eligibility to nonmembers of their guild or affiliates. Also, they introduced a formal submission process, whereas a recently as two years ago they employed an automatic submission process for the awards.

The WGA Awards will take place on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel.

Complete list of eligible screenplays for the 2011 WGA Awards

All Good Things
Black Swan
Brooklyn’s Finest
Casino Jack
City Island
The Company Men
Country Strong
Due Date
Easy A
The Fighter
Frankie and Alice
Furry Vengeance
Get Low
Grown Ups
Holy Rollers
How Do You Know?
Just Wright
The Kids Are All Right
Letters to Juliet
Life as We Know It
Middle Men
Morning Glory
Mother and Child
The Other Guys
Our Family Wedding
Please Give
Remember Me
Solitary Man
Welcome to the Rileys
Wonderful World
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

127 Hours
Alice in Wonderland
The American Screenplay
Barney’s Version
Barry Munday
The Crazies
Eat Pray Love
The Extra Man
Fair Game
For Colored Girls
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
I Love You Phillip Morris
It’s Kind of a Funny Story
Jack Goes Boating
The Karate Kid
The Last Song
Legend of the Guardians
Let Me In
Like Dandelion Dust
The Next Three Days
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Rabbit Hole
Shutter Island
The Social Network
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
The Tempest
Today’s Special
The Town
Tron: Legacy
True Grit
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

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