2021 WGA Awards Nominations Revealed The Writers Guild of America (WGA) has announced its nominees in the categories of Original, Adapted and Documentary Screenplay for the 2021 WGA Awards. The eligibility period is January 1, 2020-February 28, 2021. Winners will be announced March 21 in a virtual ceremony.

Every year, the Writers Guild of America leaves out several Oscar-contending screenplays in its award nominations. But this year’s ineligible list is massive, “Mank”, “Nomadland”, “Minari”, “The Father”, “Pieces of a Woman”, “Ammonite”, “Emma”, “The Personal History of David Copperfield” and “Let Them All Talk” didn’t make the final cut.

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The WGA maintains jurisdiction over whether scripts are produced under a Writer’s Guild contract, and who finally gets credit on a screenplay (they do not cover most animated films, like this year’s Pixar Oscar contender, “Soul”). The guild insists on withholding non-signatories from being part of the WGA Awards.

Here is the full list of nominations for the 73rd annual Writers Guild Awards:

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Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros.)

Screenplay by Will Berson & Shaka King,

Story by Will Berson & Shaka King and Kenny Lucas & Keith Lucas

Palm Springs (Hulu)

Screenplay by Andy Siara

Story by Andy Siara & Max Barbakow

Promising Young Woman (Focus Features)

Written by Emerald Fennell

Sound of Metal (Amazon Studios)

Screenplay by Darius Marder & Abraham Marder

Story by Darius Marder & Derek Cianfrance

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Netflix)

Written by Aaron Sorkin

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The Trial Of Chicago 7 (Netflix)


Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (Amazon Studios)

Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Peter Baynham & Erica Rivinoja & Dan Mazer & Jena Friedman & Lee Kern

Story by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Nina Pedrad

Based on Characters Created by Sacha Baron Cohen

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix)

Screenplay by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Based on the Play Written by August Wilson

News of the World (Universal Pictures)

Screenplay by Paul Greengrass and Luke Davies

Based upon the Novel by Paulette Jiles

One Night in Miami (Amazon Studios)

Screenplay by Kemp Powers

Based on the Stage Play One Night in Miami by Kemp Powers

The White Tiger (Netflix)

Screenplay by Ramin Bahrani

Based on the Book The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga


All In: The Fight for Democracy (Amazon Studios)

Written by  Jack Youngelson

The Dissident (Briarcliff Entertainment)

Written by Mark Monroe and Bryan Fogel

Herb Alpert Is… (Abramorama)

Written by John Scheinfeld

Red Penguins (Universal Pictures)

Written by Gabe Polsky

Totally Under Control (Neon)

Written by Alex Gibney

Credit Source: Variety

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