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:
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[Source: The Wrap]