WGA Awards: 'Get Out,' 'Logan,' 'The Big Sick' Among Film Nominations

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'The Big Sick'

The guild also revealed its documentary screenplay noms.

The Writers Guild of America on Thursday revealed its nominations for its 2018 theatrical and documentary screenplay awards.

The following films are nominated for best original screenplay: The Big Sick; Get Out; I, Tonya; Lady Bird; and The Shape of Water. Adapted screenplay nominations are Call Me by Your Name, The Disaster Artist, Logan, Molly's Game and Mudbound.

The Logan nomination comes after the well-received Hugh Jackman-starrer failed to land a Golden Globe or SAG Award nomination but has been recognized by various critics organizations and nabbed three Critics' Choice Award noms.

Since the WGA only nominates films that were produced under its own union contract or, in the case of films produced abroad, the contract of one of its sister guilds, a number of high-profile films that are expected to contend for Oscar nominations, such as Darkest Hour, Victoria & Abdul and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri were not eligible. Several other high-profile titles like The Post and All the Money in the World, which were eligible, simply did not make the cut.

The WGA's documentary nominees are Betting on Zero, Jane, No Stone Unturned and Oklahoma City.

The awards — along with trophies in other categories, including TV and digital media — will be handed out Feb. 11 via simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles.

Late Night With Seth Meyers writer and contributor Amber Ruffin will host the New York show, while Patton Oswalt will host the L.A. event.

A full list of this year's feature and doc screenplay nominations follows.


The Big Sick
Written by Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
Amazon Studios

Get Out
Written by Jordan Peele
Universal Pictures

I, Tonya
Written by Steven Rogers

Lady Bird
Written by Greta Gerwig

The Shape of Water
Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor; Story by Guillermo del Toro
Fox Searchlight


Call Me by Your Name
Screenplay by James Ivory
Based on the novel by Andre Aciman
Sony Pictures Classics

The Disaster Artist
Screenplay by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
Based on the book The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell

Screenplay by Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green; Story by James Mangold
Based on characters from the X-Men Comic Books and Theatrical Motion Pictures
Twentieth Century Fox Film

Molly's Game
Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
Based on the book by Molly Bloom
STX Entertainment

Screenplay by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees
Based on the novel by Hillary Jordan


Betting on Zero
Written by Theodore Braun
Gunpowder & Sky

Written by Brett Morgen
National Geographic

No Stone Unturned
Written by Alex Gibney

Oklahoma City
Written by Barak Goodman
American Experience Films

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