The 2017 WGA Award Nominations Announced!

The 2017 Writers Guild of America (WGA) have announced their annual award nominees across the formats and in the running this year are Hell or Highwater, Loving, Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight and La La Land in the original screenplay category. Deadpool, Arrival, Fences, Hidden Figures and Nocturnal Animals make up the adapted screenplay category with Zero Days, Command and Control, and Author: The J.T. LeRoy Story populating the Documentary category. My tips in red!

THE 2017 WGA AWARDS are announced on 19 FEBRUARY, 2017 in LOS ANGELES

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

“Hell or High Water,” Written by Taylor Sheridan; CBS Films

“La La Land,” Written by Damien Chazelle; Lionsgate

“Loving,” Written by Jeff Nichols; Focus Features

“Manchester By The Sea,” Written by Kenneth Lonergan; Amazon Studios/Roadside Attractions

“Moonlight,” Written by Barry Jenkins, Story by Tarell McCraney; A24

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

“Arrival,” Screenplay by Eric Heisserer; Based on the Story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang; Paramount Pictures

“Deadpool,” Written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick; Based on the X-Men Comic Books; Twentieth Century Fox Film

“Fences,” Screenplay by August Wilson; Based on his play; Paramount Pictures

“Hidden Figures,” Screenplay by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi; Based on the Book by Margot Lee Shetterly; Twentieth Century Fox Film

“Nocturnal Animals,” Screenplay by Tom Ford; Based on the Novel “Tony and Susan” by Austin Wright; Focus Features

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

“Author: The JT LeRoy Story,” Written by Jeff Feuerzeig; Amazon Studios

“Command and Control,” Telescript by Robert Kenner and Eric Schlosser, Story by Brian Pearle and Kim Roberts; Based on the book “Command and Control” by Eric Schlosser; American Experience Films

“Zero Days,” Written by Alex Gibney; Magnolia Pictures