List of nominations for the 2023 WGA Film Awards

With the WGA ruling “The Banshees of Inisherin” ineligible, their 2023 awards could boost Oscar contenders Spielberg, The Daniels and Field.

The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) announced the outstanding screenplay nominees for the annual Writers Guild Awards, just one day after the 2023 Oscar nominations were released. Given the organization’s strict eligibility rules, the WGA created some interesting differences between its own and the Academy’s picks this year.

Of the five WGA original screenplay nominees, only three were nominated for the Best Original Screenplay Oscar: “The Fabelmans,” “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” and “THE LIBRARY.” The difference is easily challenged by the fact that Martin McDonagh’s “The Banshees of Inisherin” and Ruben Östlund’s “Triangle of Sadness” are ineligible as they are not written under the WGA Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA) or in good faith. collective agreement of international subsidiary Céh.

The other two WGA original screenplay nominees, Jordan Peele’s “No” and Seth Reiss and Will Tracy’s “The Menu,” did not receive Oscar nominations, so if one of their fellow nominees wins, it could really point to how the Oscars can develop. chooses to spread the wealth, as “The Fabelmans” co-writer Steven Spielberg, “LIBRARY” screenwriter Todd Field, and “Everything Everywhere All at Once” writers Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheiner are also nominated for best director and best picture for a fee.

While the acerbic “LIBRARY” is a dark horse in every major category it’s nominated in, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” and “The Fabelmans” are front-runners, with “The Banshees of Inisherin” up in multiple categories. If Spielberg or the Daniels win, there’s still a significant chance that the Oscar will go to McDonagh, as there are other places to push for filmmaker awards, but the WGA ceremony is right in the middle of the final Oscar vote, so it’s an acceptance speech. it could also move WGA members within the Academy to add to the Oscar tally for films by Spielberg or Daniels.

The adapted screenplay race has the same overlap among three Oscar nominees, the other two being “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” which was nominated mostly in craft categories, plus best supporting actress, and “She Said,” which won. zero Oscar nominations. The other two screenplays that entered the Oscar race, Kazuo Ishiguro’s “Living” and Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson and Ian Stokell’s “All Quiet on the Western Front,” are again ineligible. Sarah Polley’s screenplay for “Women Talking” and “Top Gun: Maverick” by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie are the only WGA nominees to be recognized at the USC Scripter Awards in addition to the Academy Award. so consider this. The adapted screenplay race to be among them, with Polley the favourite.

In the end, with five documentary nominations, only Brett Morgen’s “Moonage Daydream” and Ondi Timoner’s “Last Flight Home” made it to the Academy Awards, so they’re presumed to be the favorites. However, tastes in the writing and documentary branches can be very different.

Winners of the WGA Awards will be honored at the same time as the 2023 Writers Guild Awards ceremony on March 5.

Everything Everywhere At Once

“Everything everywhere at once”


See the full list of film nominees below, and click here to view the 2023 WGA TV Award nominations.

ORIGINAL screenplay

“Everything Everywhere at Once” By Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert; A24

“The Fabelmans,” by Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner; Universal images

“The Menu,” by Seth Reiss and Will Tracy; Searchlight images

“No” Written by Jordan Peele; Universal images

“LIBRARY” By Todd Field; Focus functions


“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” screenplay by Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole, story by Ryan Coogler, Marvel Comics; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” by Rian Johnson; Netflix

“She Said,” screenplay by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey and Rebecca Corbett, based on a New York Times investigation and book by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey; Universal images

“Top Gun: Maverick,” screenplay by Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie, story by Peter Craig and based on characters by Justin Marks, Jim Cash and Jack Epps, Jr.; Paramount Pictures

“Women Talking,” screenplay by Sarah Polley, based on the book by Miriam Toews; Orion Pictures/MGM


“2. chance”, written by Ramin Bahrani; Showtime documentaries

“Downfall: The Case Against Boeing,” by Mark Bailey and Keven McAlester; Netflix

“Last Flight Home” by Ondi Timoner; MTV documentaries

“Moonage Daydream” by Brett Morgen; Neon

“¡Viva Maestro!” By Theodore Braun; Greenwich Entertainment

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