Vying for Producer of the Year Award at the 20th annual Producer Guild Awards, 2008 summer blockbuster 'The Dark Knight' picked up nomination from the 2009 WGA Awards.
"The Dark Knight" has bagged another prestigious awards' nomination. After collecting a nod for its producers from the 20th Producers Guild Awards, the superhero movie starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger earned a 2009 Writers Guild Awards' count for its writers from the Writers Guild of America on Wednesday, January 7.
Contending for the adapted screenplay kudo, "Dark Knight" enlisted its writers team consisting of Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer. The trio will be in competition with Eric Roth and Robin Swicord of "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", John Patrick Shanley of "Doubt", Peter Morgan of "Frost/Nixon" and Simon Beaufoy of "Slumdog Millionaire".
"Dark Knight" aside, last year WGA Award winners for best adapted screenplay, Joel and Ethan Coen, have once again received a nomination from the WGA. This time, the men behind gritty crime drama "No Country for Old Men" vie for Best Original Screenplay for their dark comedy "Burn After Reading" along with "Milk", "Vicky Cristina Barcelona", "The Visitor" and "The Wrestler".
The winners of the 2009 WGA Awards will be announced on Saturday, February 7 at simultaneous ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles. The New York ceremony will be held at the Hudson Theatre in the Millennium Broadway Hotel, while the Los Angeles gala is to take place at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.
2009 WGA Awards' Movie Nominees:
- "Burn After Reading" - Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
- "Milk" - Dustin Lance Black
- "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" - Woody Allen
- "The Visitor" - Tom McCarthy
- "The Wrestler" - Robert Siegel
- "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" - screenplay by Eric Roth; story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord
- "The Dark Knight" - screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan; story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer
- "Doubt" - screenplay by John Patrick Shanley
- "Frost/Nixon" - screenplay by Peter Morgan
- "Slumdog Millionaire" - screenplay by Simon Beaufoy
- "Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story" - Stefan Forbes and Noland Walker
- "Chicago 10" - Brett Morgen
- "Fuel" - Johnny O'Hara
- "Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson" - Alex Gibney (from the words of Hunter S. Thompson)
- "Waltz With Bashir" - Ari Folman