2012 Writers Guild Award Nominations: 'Young Adult', 'Midnight in Paris', 'Dragon Tattoo'

While 'Young Adult', 'Midnight in Paris' and 'Bridesmaids' are nominated for Best Original Screenplay, 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo', 'Hugo' and 'The Help' are up for Best Adapted Screenplay.
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: Best Adapted Screenplay:
  • "The Descendants" - Screenplay by Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash; Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemming
  • "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)" - Screenplay by Steven Zaillian; Based on the novel by Stieg Larsson
  • "The Help" - Screenplay by Tate Taylor; Based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett
  • "Hugo" - Screenplay by John Logan; Based on the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
  • "Moneyball" - Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin; Story by Stan Chervin; Based on the book by Michael Lewis
Best Documentary Screenplay:
  • "Better This World" - Written by Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega
  • "If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front" - Written by Marshall Curry and Matthew Hamachek
  • "Nostalgia for the Light" - Written by Patricio Guzman
  • "Pina" - Screenplay by Wim Wenders
  • "Position Among the Stars" - Script by Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich, Leonard Retel Helmrich
  • "Senna" - Written by Manish Pandey

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