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2012 Writers Guild Awards Screen Nominees Announced

— by KATHLEEN COLLINS —

The Writers Guild of America West and the Writers Guild of America East have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for 2011.

The award winners will be honored Feb. 12 at the 2012 Writers Guild Awards ceremonies in Hollywood and New York. The two ceremonies will take place simultaneously.

Below, we have listed the nominees in the movie categories.


ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

“50/50” — Written by Will Reiser; Summit Entertainment

“Bridesmaids” — Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig; Universal Studios

“Midnight in Paris” — Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

“Win Win” — Screenplay by Tom McCarthy; Story by Tom McCarthy & Joe Tiboni; Fox Searchlight

“Young Adult” — Written by Diablo Cody; Paramount Pictures


ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

“The Descendants” — Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash; Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemming; Fox Searchlight

“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” — Screenplay by Steven Zaillian; Based on the novel by Stieg Larsson, originally published by Norstedts; Columbia Pictures

“The Help” — Screenplay by Tate Taylor; Based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett; DreamWorks Pictures

“Hugo” — Screenplay by John Logan; Based on the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick; Paramount Pictures

“Moneyball” — Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin; Story by Stan Chervin; Based on the book by Michael Lewis; Columbia Pictures


DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

“Better This World” — Written by Katie Galloway & Kelly Duane de la Vega; Loteria Films

“If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front” — Written by Marshall Curry and Matthew Hamachek; Oscilloscope Pictures

“Nostalgia for the Light” — Written by Patricio Guzm├ín; Icarus Films

“Pina” — Screenplay by Wim Wenders; Sundance Selects

“Position Among the Stars” — Script by Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich, Leonard Retel Helmrich; HBO Documentary Films

“Senna” — Written by Manish Pandey; Producers Distribution Agency

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