The Writers Guild Announces Their Nominees For The Best Screenplays of 2022!


Earlier today, the Writers Guild of America announced their nominees for the best screenplays of 2022.  As happens every year, a lot of screenplays were deemed ineligible, largely because they weren’t written by members of the WGA.  That’s certainly fair enough.  (Among the “big” films to be declared ineligible: Triangle of Sadness, Banshees of Inisherin, RRR, and All Quiet on the Western Front.)  Here is what was nominated:

SCREENPLAY NOMINEES

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Everything Everywhere All At Once – Written by Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert; A24
The Fabelmans – Written by Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner; Universal Pictures
The Menu – Written by Seth Reiss & Will Tracy; Searchlight Pictures
Nope – Written by Jordan Peele; Universal Pictures
Tár – Written by Todd Field; Focus Features

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Screenplay by Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole, Story by Ryan Coogler, Based on the Marvel Comics; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – Written by Rian Johnson; Netflix
She Said – Screenplay by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Based on the New York Times Investigation by Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey and Rebecca Corbett and the Book She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey; Universal Pictures
Top Gun: Maverick – Screenplay by Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie, Story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks, Based on Characters Created by Jim Cash & Jack Epps, Jr.; Paramount Pictures
Women Talking – Screenplay by Sarah Polley, Based upon the Book by Miriam Toews; Orion Pictures/MGM

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY
2nd Chance – Written by Ramin Bahrani; Showtime Documentary Films
Downfall: The Case Against Boeing – Written by Mark Bailey & Keven McAlester; Netflix
Last Flight Home – Written by Ondi Timoner; MTV Documentary Films
Moonage Daydream – Written by Brett Morgen; Neon
¡Viva Maestro! – Written by Theodore Braun; Greenwich Entertainment

How will the WGA nominations effect the Oscar nominations?  They won’t, seeing as the Oscar nominations were announced yesterday.  Personally, I respect the WGA’s commitment to not being a precursor.  The winners will be announced on March 5th.

One response to “The Writers Guild Announces Their Nominees For The Best Screenplays of 2022!

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