The Writers Guild of America(WGA) nominees for best original screenplay have been announced as GurinderChadha, Paul Mayeda Berges and Guljit Bindra for Bend It Like Beckham, Steven Knight for Dirty Pretty Things, Jim Sheridan, Naomi Sheridan and Kirsten Sheridanfor In America, Sofia Coppola forLost In Translation and TomMcCarthy for The Station Agent.

In the adapted screenplaycategory, Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman are nominated for American Splendor, Anthony Minghella for Cold Mountain, FranWalsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson for The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King, Brian Helgeland for Mystic River and Gary Ross for Seabiscuit.

Overall 188 films wereeligible for nomination with 110 in the original screenplay category and 78 foradapted screenplay.

The 56th Writers GuildAwards will be presented at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Feb 21.