2019 Writers Guild Awards: 'Green Book' Up Against 'Roma' in Screenplay Nomination
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While the two drama films are shortlisted for the original category, 'A Star Is Born' is vying for the adapted screenplay kudo against 'If Beale Street Could Talk' and 'BlackKklansman' among others.

AceShowbiz - Golden Globe triple winner "Green Book" and "Roma" have made the Writers Guild of America's shortlist for the Best Screenplay.

The writers behind "A Quiet Place", "Vice (2018)", and "Eighth Grade" are also up for the top prize, while the Adapted Screenplay battle will be between "BlackKklansman", "Black Panther", "If Beale Street Could Talk", "A Star Is Born", and "Can You Ever Forgive Me?".

"Bathtubs Over Broadway", "Fahrenheit 11/9", "Generation Wealth", and "In Search of Greatness" will battle it out for the WGA Documentary Screenplay prize, and "Assassin's Creed Odyssey", "Batman: The Enemy Within", "God of War", "Marvel's Spider-Man", and "Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire" will compete for the Videogame Writing honour.

The winners will be announced at dual ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York on February 17.

Here are the nominated writers for feature films and video games:


  • "Eighth Grade", Written by Bo Burnham; A24
  • "Green Book", Written by Nick Vallelonga & Brian Currie & Peter Farrelly; Universal Pictures
  • "A Quiet Place", Screenplay by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck and John Krasinski, Story by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck; Paramount Pictures
  • "Roma", Written by Alfonso CuarĂ³n; Netflix
  • "Vice (2018)", Written by Adam McKay; Annapurna Pictures


  • "BlacKkKlansman", Written by Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee, Based on the book by Ron Stallworth; Focus Features
  • "Black Panther", Written by Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole, Based on the Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • "Can You Ever Forgive Me?", Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, Based on the book by Lee Israel; Fox Searchlight
  • "If Beale Street Could Talk", Screenplay by Barry Jenkins, Based on the novel by James Baldwin; Annapurna Pictures
  • "A Star is Born", Screenplay by Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters, Based on the 1954 screenplay by Moss Hart and the 1976 screenplay by John Gregory Dunne & Joan Didion and Frank Pierson, Based on a story by William Wellman and Robert Carson; Warner Bros.


  • "Bathtubs Over Broadway", Written by Ozzy Inguanzo & Dava Whisenant; Focus Features
  • "Fahrenheit 11/9", Written by Michael Moore; Briarcliff Entertainment
  • "Generation Wealth", Written by Lauren Greenfield; Amazon Studios
  • "In Search of Greatness", Written by Gabe Polsky; Art of Sport


  • "Assassin"s Creed Odyssey", Associate Narrative Directors Matthew Zagurak, Joel Janisse, James Richard Mittag; Narrative Director Melissa MacCoubrey; Story by Jonathan Dumont, Melissa MacCoubrey, Hugo Giard; Scriptwriters Madeleine Hart, Betty Robertson, Jesse Scoble, Diana Sherman, Kelly Bender, Jojo Chia, Ian Fun, Zachary M. Parris, Ken Williamson, Daniel Bingham, Jordan Lemos, Simon Mackenzie, Katelyn MacMullin, Susan Patrick, Alissa Ralph, Stephen Rhodes; Team Lead Writer Sam Gill; AI Writers Jonathan Flieger, Kimberly Ann Sparks; Ubisoft Quebec
  • "Batman: The Enemy Within", Episode 5-Same Stitch, Lead Writer James Windeler; Written by Meghan Thornton, Ross Beeley, Lauren Mee; Story by Meghan Thornton, Michael Kirkbride; Telltale Games
  • "God of War", Written by Matt Sophos, Richard Zangrande Gaubert, Cory Barlog; Story and Narrative Design Lead Matt Sophos; Story and Narrative Design Richard Zangrande Gaubert; Narrative Design Orion Walker, Adam Dolin; Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • "Marvel's Spider-Man", Story Lead Jon Paquette; Writers Benjamin Arfmann, Kelsey Beachum; Co-Written by Christos Gage; Additional Story Contributions by Dan Slott; Insomniac Games & Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • "Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire", Narrative Designers Alex Scokel, Eric Fenstermaker, Kate Dollarhyde, Megan Starks, Olivia Veras, Paul Kirsch; Additional Writing Tony Evans, John Schmautz, Casey Hollingshead, Nitai Poddar; Narrative Design Leads Carrie Patel, Josh Sawyer; Obsidian Entertainment

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