Writers Guild Film Nominations: ‘Roma’, ‘Black Panther’, ‘Eighth Grade’ & More

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by Erik Pedersen- Deadline Hollywood

Big commercial hits and a number of awards-season regulars made the cut as the WGA announced its 2019 Writers Guild Awards nominees for outstanding achievement in screenwriting writing during 2018. Check out the full list below, which also includes video games.

The Original Screenplay category covers comedy, drama and horror as the scribes behind Eighth Grade, Green Book, A Quiet Place, Roma and Vice will vie for the hardware. The Adapted Screenplay race is among BlackKklansman, Black Panther, If Beale Street Could Talk, A Star is Born and Can You Ever Forgive Me?

In a banner year for documentaries, the writers of Bathtubs Over Broadway, Fahrenheit 11/9, Generation Wealth and In Search of Greatness will battle it out for the WGA trophy.

Winners will be announced Sunday, February 17, at dual ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City.

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

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 Cuarón; Netflix

Vice
Written by Adam McKay; Annapurna Pictures

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

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.

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

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

VIDEOGAME WRITING

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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