Writers Guild Awards Nominate What’s Left

After eliminating films like Inglourious Basterds, Up, and In the Loop from competition, the Writers Guild of America makes some unusual nominations from what is left. Most of the films that received nominations will probably not go on to receive Oscar nominations in one of the years that will have some of the least crossovers ever.

Among the interesting nominations are James Cameron’s Avatar and Jon Lucas & Scott Moore’s The Hangover. Even Avatar’s biggest fans will admit that one of the weakest parts of the film is James Cameron’s familiar screenplay. The tin-eared dialogue and unoriginal story line are secondary to the spectacular special effects. Also, The Hangover is my pick for most overrated film of the year and I’m very sad to see it get another award.

View the full list of nominations after the jump…

Writers Guild of America Nominations 2010

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
(500) Days of Summer, by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
Avatar, by James Cameron
The Hangover, by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore
The Hurt Locker, by Mark Boal
A Serious Man, by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Crazy Heart, Screenplay by Scott Cooper
Based on the novel by Thomas Cobb

Julie & Julia, Screenplay by Nora Ephron
Based on the books Julie & Julia by Julie Powell and My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme

Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire, Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher
Based on the novel Push by Sapphire

Star Trek, Written by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman
Based upon “Star Trek,” Created by Gene Roddenberry

Up in the Air, Screenplay by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner
Based upon the novel by Walter Kirn

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY
Against the Tide, Screenplay by Richard Trank
Capitalism: A Love Story, Written by Michael Moore
The Cove, Written by Mark Monroe
Earth Days, Written by Robert Stone
Good Hair, Written by Chris Rock & Jeff Stilson and Lance Crouther and Chuck Sklar
Soundtrack for a Revolution, Written by Bill Guttentag & Dan Sturman

[Source: Awards Daily]

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