Writers Guild Awards nominees include 'Her,' 'Hustle'

05:00 AM, Jan 03, 2014

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from the film, "Her." The film is nominated for a Writers Guild Award. AP/


Written By by Lindsay Deutsch, USA TODAY

The Writers Guild of America has announced this year’s nominees for its top prizes, honoring American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club, Her, Nebraska and Blue Jasmine — Woody Allen’s 21st WGA nomination — for best original screenplay.

Adapted screenplay nominees include August: Osage County, Before Midnight, Captain Phillips, Lone Survivor and The Wolf of Wall Street.

The nominated films were chosen from 54 original screenplays and 41 adapted screenplays.

To be eligible, films had to be screened for at least a week in Los Angeles during 2013 and be written under the WGA’s Minimum Basic Agreement. This left some of the season’s noteworthy films ineligible, including 12 Years a Slave, Rush and Philomena.

Of the eligible films, notable snubs include Inside Llewyn Davis and Gravity.

The awards will be presented simultaneously in New York and L.A. on Feb. 1.

The full list of nominees:

Original screenplay:

American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell; Columbia Pictures

Blue Jasmine, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

Dallas Buyers Club, Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack; Focus Features

Her, Written by Spike Jonze; Warner Bros.

Nebraska, Written by Bob Nelson; Paramount Pictures

Adapted screenplay:

August: Osage County, Screenplay by Tracy Letts; Based on his play; The Weinstein Company

Before Midnight, Written by Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke; Based on characters created by Richard Linklater & Kim Krizan; Sony Pictures Classics

Captain Phillips, Screenplay by Billy Ray; Based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty; Columbia Pictures

Lone Survivor, Written by Peter Berg; Based on the book by Marcus Lutrell with Patrick Robinson; Universal Pictures

The Wolf of Wall Street, Screenplay by Terence Winter; Based on the book by Jordan Belfort; Paramount Pictures

Documentary screenplay:

Dirty Wars, Written by Jeremy Scahill & David Riker; Sundance Selects

Herblock – The Black & The White, Written by Sara Lukinson & Michael Stevens; The Stevens Company

No Place on Earth, Written by Janet Tobias & Paul Laikin; Magnolia Pictures

Stories We Tell, Written by Sarah Polley; Roadside Attractions

We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, Written by Alex Gibney; Focus Features