08 January, 2009

WGA screen nominations

The awards, determined by voting among the 12,000 WGA members, will be presented 7 February.

Links open up the screenplays, courtesy of Simply Scripts.


  • "Burn After Reading," written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, Focus Features
  • "Milk," written by Dustin Lance Black, Focus Features
  • "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," written by Woody Allen, The Weinstein Company
  • "The Visitor, "written by Tom McCarthy, Overture Films
  • "The Wrestler," written by Robert Siegel, Fox Searchlight Pictures


  • "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Screenplay by Eric Roth; Screen Story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord; Based on the Short Story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures
  • "The Dark Knight," Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan; Story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer; Based on Characters Appearing in Comic Books Published by DC Comics; Batman Created by Bob Kane, Warner Bros. Pictures
  • "Doubt," Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley, Based on his Stage Play, Miramax Films
  • "Frost/Nixon, "Screenplay by Peter Morgan, Based on his Stage Play, Universal Pictures
  • "Slumdog Millionaire," Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy, Based on the Novel "Q and A" by Vikas Swarup, Fox Searchlight Pictures


  • "Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story, "written by Stefan Forbes and Noland Walker, InterPositive Media
  • "Chicago 10", written by Brett Morgen, Roadside Attractions
  • "Fuel", written by Johnny O'Hara, Greenlight Theatrical / Intention Media
  • "Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson", Screenplay by Alex Gibney, From the Words of Hunter S. Thompson, Magnolia Pictures
  • "Waltz with Bashir, "written by Ari Folman, Sony Pictures Classics

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