If you're more interested in quality writing over, say, good makeup, then take note of the Writers Guild award nominations, announced Friday. These awards, to be handed out by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) on February 19, honor films that could go on to win Oscars from the Academy later in the month. Last year, the two big winners were Inception, in the original screenplay category, and The Social Network, for adapted.

Check out the nominees in film below, and for a full list of WGA nominees go here.


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Bridesmaids, Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig

Midnight in Paris, Written by Woody Allen

Win Win, Screenplay by Tom McCarthy; Story by Tom McCarthy & Joe Tiboni

Young Adult, Written by Diablo Cody


The Descendants, Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash; Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemming

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

The Help, Screenplay by Tate Taylor; Based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett

Hugo, Screenplay by John Logan; Based on the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Moneyball, Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin; Story by Stan Chervin; Based on the book by Michael Lewis


Better This World, Written by Katie Galloway & Kelly Duane de la Vega

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, Written by Marshall Curry and Matthew Hamachek

Nostalgia for the Light, Written by Patricio Guzmán

Pina, Screenplay by Wim Wenders

Position Among the Stars, Script by Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich, Leonard Retel Helmrich

Senna, Written by Manish Pandey

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