Yesterday (4th January) saw the nominations announced for this year's Writers' Guild Awards.
As I've previously said, I don't tend to focus on the screenplay Oscars (certainly not to the same degree as the acting and directing ones; I certainly wouldn't attempt to predict what would get nominated), but- as a writer and a film fan- I do have an interest in what's been nominated.
This year's nominations are as follows:
Hell Or High Water
La La Land
Manchester By The Sea
Author: The JT LeRoy Story
Command And Control
I'm really pleased to see Deadpool recognised, especially as the rest of the nominees are more traditional awards fare. Although, the WGA have previous form in this, giving Guardians Of The Galaxy a nomination in 2015.
Interestingly, AMPAS (a.k.a. The Academy) have stated that Moonlight and Loving will be classed as 'adapted screenplay' for their consideration, so hopefully the abominable script for Nocturnal Animals won't get a look in there.
More awards nonsense on Monday (9th February) with the Golden Globes results.