WGA Disqualifies ‘Winter’s Bone’, ‘The King’s Speech’ for Awards

The Writers Guild of America has received its share of harsh criticism from actors, producers, and even its own members, but the organization does not seem to care to please anybody. They have just announced their list of eligible screenplays for the 2011 Awards, which will be announced next week and the WGA has failed to include a number of high-profile films that will undoubtedly receive Oscar nominations including The King’s Speech, Winter’s Bone, Toy Story 3, Blue Valentine, and Another Year.

The Writers Guild of America has a strict set of rules when it comes to what films are eligible for their annual awards and these rules require that in order to be nominated a film must have been produced under WGA guidelines. In a way, this discredits their awards because they are not choosing the best films of the year, but the films that adhere to their guidelines.

Other films that were not included on their list of potential nominees include How to Train Your Dragon, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Never Let Me Go, Biutiful, The Way Back, Tangled, and Made in Dagenham. In total there were 33 adapted screenplays that made their annual ballot and 43 original screenplays. You can view the entire list below:

Adapted Screenplays

127 HOURS
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
THE AMERICAN
BARNEY’S VERSION
BARRY MUNDAY
THE CRAZIES
THE EXTRA MAN
FAIR GAME
FOR COLORED GIRLS
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 1
I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS
IT’S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY
JACK GOES BOATING
THE KARATE KID
THE LAST SONG
LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA’HOOLE
LET ME IN
LIKE DANDELION DUST
THE NEXT THREE DAYS
PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF
PRINCE OF PERSIA: SANDS OF TIME
RABBIT HOLE
RED
SHUTTER ISLAND
THE SOCIAL NETWORK
THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE
THE TEMPEST
TODAY’S SPECIAL
THE TOWN
TRON: LEGACY
TRUE GRIT
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE

Original Screenplay

ALL GOOD THINGS
BLACK SWAN
BROOKLYN’S FINEST
BURLESQUE
CASINO JACK
CITY ISLAND
COMPANY MEN
CONVICTION
COUNTRY STRONG
CYRUS
DUE DATE
EASY A
THE FIGHTER
FRANKIE & ALICE
FROZEN
FURRY VENGEANCE
GET LOW
GREENBERG
GROWN UPS
HEREAFTER
HOLY ROLLERS
HOW DO YOU KNOW?
INCEPTION
JUST WRIGHT
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
LETTERS TO JULIET
LIFE AS WE KNOW IT
MIDDLE MEN
MORNING GLORY
MOTHER AND CHILD
THE OTHER GUYS
OUR FAMILY WEDDING
PLEASE GIVE
REMEMBER ME
SALT
SECRETARIAT
SOLITARY MAN
SOMEWHERE
SPLICE
STONE
WELCOME TO THE RILEYS
WONDERFUL WORLD
YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER

[Source: The Wrap]

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  • Jose

    How nice, they’re disqualifying films like Toy Story 3 and Scott Pilrim and are letting films like the latest Twilight film have a chance.

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