The WGA Deems 76 Screenplays Eligible for Awards; Rules Out TOY STORY 3 and THE KING’S SPEECH

     December 28, 2010

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To be eligible for the group’s annual awards, the Writers Guild of America requires that screenplays be produced under WGA jurisdiction and formally submitted for consideration.  This year, 76 films qualified — 43 original screenplays and 33 adapted.  A few of the quality scripts that didn’t meet the qualifications: Another Year, Biutiful, Blue Valentine, The Ghost Writer, The King’s Speech, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Toy Story 3Winter’s Bone.

The WGA winners have been a reliable predictor of the Oscars: the winners have matched up 11 of the last 16 years in both the original and adapted categories.  To my eyes, The King’s Speech is a lock for a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination and the favorite to win.  So we’ll see how that relationship holds this year.  Hit the jump for the full list of eligible screenplays.

Via Variety:

black_swan_movie_poster_uk_01ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
All Good Things
Black Swan
Brooklyn’s Finest
Burlesque
Casino Jack
City Island
The Company Men
Conviction
Country Strong
Cyrus
Due Date
Easy A
The Fighter
Frankie and Alice
Frozen
Furry Vengeance
Get Low
Greenberg
Grown Ups
Hereafter
Holy Rollers
How Do You Know?
Inception
Just Wright
The Kids Are All Right
Letters to Juliet
Life as We Know It
Middle Men
Morning Glory
Mother and Child
The Other Guys
Our Family Wedding
Please Give
Remember Me
Salt
Secretariat
Solitary Man
Somewhere
Splice
Stone
Welcome to the Rileys
Wonderful World
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
127 Hours
Alice in Wonderland
The American Screenplay
Barney’s Version
Barry Munday
The Crazies
Eat Pray Love
The Extra Man
Fair Game
For Colored Girls
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
I Love You Phillip Morris
It’s Kind of a Funny Story
Jack Goes Boating
The Karate Kid
The Last Song
Legend of the Guardians
Let Me In
Like Dandelion Dust
The Next Three Days
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Rabbit Hole
Red
Shutter Island
The Social Network
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
The Tempest
Today’s Special
The Town
Tron: Legacy
True Grit
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

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