The 2012 Writers Guild Awards has announced its nominations on Thursday, January 5. The nominees are divided into three parts for Best Original, Adapted and Documentary Screenplay. Among those included in the Best Original Screenplay category is "Young Adult", which is written by Oscar-winning scribe Diablo Cody.
The Charlize Theron-starring dramedy will have to compete against other contenders such as "Midnight in Paris" (Woody Allen), "50/50" (Will Reiser) as well as "Bridesmaids" (Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo). The little-seen indie drama "Win Win" (Thomas McCarthy) is also nominated for the same title.
In the Best Adapted Screenplay category, there are well-reviewed novel adaptations like "Hugo" (Martin Scorsese) and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)" (Steven Zaillian). As for the Best Documentary, the late Brazilian racer Ayrton Senna documentary "Senna" and the Pina Bausch dance homage "Pina" are among those included in the category.
Meanwhile, the critically acclaimed and likely Oscar contender movie "The Artist" is deemed ineligible by the WGAs. High-profile films like "The Iron Lady", "My Week with Marilyn", "War Horse" and "Drive" also do not make it onto the list.
The winners of the 2012 Writer Guild Awards will be announced during a ceremony that will be held in New York and Los Angeles on February 19.
Best Original Screenplay: