Friday, January 04, 2013

WGA Nominates ‘The Master' For Best Original Screenplay

Congrats to Paul who was nominated this morning by the Writers Guild of America for Best Original Screenplay for "The Master." Check out the full list of nominations below (via The Playlist):
Best Original Screenplay
John Gatins - "Flight"
Rian Johnson - "Looper"
Paul Thomas Anderson - "The Master"
Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola - "Moonrise Kingdom"
Mark Boal - "Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Adapted Screenplay
Chris Terrio - "Argo"
David Magee - "Life of Pi"
Tony Kushner - "Lincoln"
Stephen Chbosky - "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"
David O. Russell - "Silver Linings Playbook"

Best Documentary Screenplay
Sarah Burns, David McMahon, Ken Burns - "The Central Park Five"
Kirby Dick - "The Invisible War"
Alex Gibney - "Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In the House of God"
Malik Bendejelloul - "Searching For Sugar Man"
Brian Knappenberger - "We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivisits"
Amy Berg & Billy McMillin - "West of Memphis"
Check out all the film's nominations & wins here.

Speaking of The Playlist, I've been working on a lengthy piece on the film for that outlet which should be very interesting to our readers. Stay tuned.

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  1. WOW...CONGRATULATIONS Mr. Anderson! :-D

  2. I'm starting to think PTA has a pretty good chance at winning Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars. Certainly, Mark Boal is the favorite, but I think (1) there will ultimately be a little bit of ZDT backlash, (2) Boal just won a few years back, (3) PTA has always had the acting contingent of the voters on his side.

    PTA's stature as one of Hollywood's best writer/directors continues to grow, and I think they'll want to finally give him his first honor, thinking correctly that it's long overdue.

    It's clear this won't be his year or film for Best Director or Best Picture, but Original Screenplay seems like it might be a nice fit this time around.