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2014 Writer’s Guild of America nominations unveiled

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MUMBAI: The Writers Guild of America (WGA) recently announced the nominees for the 2014 WGA Awards. The list includes adapted screenplay, original screenplay and documentary screenplay.

In the Best Adapted Screenplay category, the WGA Awards 2014 nominees are: Tracy Letts for August: Osage County, directed by John Well and starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Juliette Lewis, Ewan McGregor, and Dermot Mulroney; Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, and Ethan Hawke for Before Midnight, the trio’s sequel to both Before Sunrise and Before Sunset; Billy Ray for Captain Phillips, directed by Paul Greengrass, and starring Tom Hanks; Peter Berg for Lone Survivor, directed by Berg, and starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Eric Bana, and Ben Foster; and Terence Winter for The Wolf of Wall Street, directed by Martin Scorsese, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Jean Dujardin.

The Best Original Screenplay nominations for the WGA Awards 2014 include Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell for American Hustle, directed by Russell and starring Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence; Woody Allen for Blue Jasmine, directed by Allen and starring Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins, and Alec Baldwin; Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack for Dallas Buyers Club, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, and starring Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, and Jennifer Garner; Spike Jonze for Her, directed by Jonze, and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, and the voice of Scarlett Johansson; and Bob Nelson for Nebraska, directed by Alexander Payne, and starring Bruce Dern, Will Forte, and June Squibb.

Joel and Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis, and Alfonso Cuarón and Jonás Cuarón’s Gravitywere some of the surprising snubs. The former is a well-received comedy-drama, while the latter is an equally well-received and immensely popular thriller mixed with melodrama. Both are strong Best Picture Oscar contenders.

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