Source: 2019 CJ ENM Corporation, Barunson E&A


Last night’s Golden Globe winners Parasite and 1917 are among the original screenplay nominees announced on Monday (January 6) by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) in the run-up to the 72nd Annual awards.

Globe winner Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood is ineligible, as is The Farewell. The other original screenplay contenders are Marriage Story, Booksmart, and Knives Out.

Adapted screenplay nominees are A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, and Little Women.

Documentary screenplay contenders are Citizen K, Foster, The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley, Joseph Pulitzer: Voice Of The People, and The Kingmaker.

Winners will be honoured at the 2020 Writers Guild Awards on February 1 at concurrent ceremonies for the Guild’s East and West chapters in Los Angeles and New York City.

Original Screenplay

Written by Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns

Written by Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins and Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman

Knives Out
Written by Rian Johnson

Marriage Story
Written by Noah Baumbach

Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won
Story by Bong Joon Ho

Adapted Screenplay

A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood
Written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster
Inspired by the Article “Can You Say…Hero?” by Tom Junod

The Irishman
Screenplay by Steven Zaillian
Based upon the Book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt

Jojo Rabbit
Screenplay by Taika Waititi
Based on the book Caging Skies by Christine Leunens

Written by Todd Phillips & Scott Silver
Based on Characters from DC Comics

Little Women
Screenplay by Greta Gerwig
Based on the Novel by Louisa May Alcott

Documentary Screenplay

Citizen K
Written by Alex Gibney

Written by Mark Jonathan Harris

The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley
Written by Alex Gibney

Joseph Pulitzer: Voice Of The People
Written by Robert Seidman & Oren Rudavsky

The Kingmaker
Written by Lauren Greenfield

Feature films eligible for a Writers Guild Award were exhibited theatrically for at least one week in Los Angeles during 2019 and were written under the WGA’s Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA) or under a bona fide collective bargaining agreement of the Writers Guild of Canada, Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, Writers Guild of Ireland, Writers’ Guild of South Africa, New Zealand Writers Guild, Film Writers’ Association (India), La Guilde Francaise des Scénaristes (France), Scriptwriters Guild of Israel, Société des Auteurs de Radio, Télévision et Cinéma (Québec), or Verband Deutscher Drehbuchautoren (VDD/Germany), collectively known as affiliate Guilds.

Theatrical screenplays produced under the jurisdiction of the WGA or an affiliate Guild must have been submitted for Writers Guild Awards consideration.

Documentaries eligible for a Writers Guild Award featured an on-screen writing credit and were exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles or New York for one week during 2019. Theatrical documentaries must have been produced under the jurisdiction of the WGA or an affiliate Guild to be eligible for awards consideration.