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The Writers Guild releases annual list of movies it's officially allowed to like

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The nominations are already in from the Screen Actors and Producers Guilds, which means it's time for the Writers Guild to also offer its opinions, in typical screenwriter fashion, now that no one's really listening anymore. As with every year, films are chosen based on the strength of their screenplay—namely, screenplays that went through the formal WGA development and submission process, as the writer's innate need to engineer their own marginalization from the rest of society extends even to handing out awards, apparently.


Thus, many, many films and scripts that have received praise elsewhere—among them Django Unchained, Beasts Of The Southern Wild, Les Miserables, and Amour—have been deemed ineligible for WGA consideration, opening the door for more underdog candidates like The Master, Looper, and The Perks Of Being A Wallflower that only real writers get, because they're not like normal people. They hand out nominations from the gut and according to a rigorous set of self-imposed rules. Here they are:

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, and 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 Hacktivists
Amy Berg and Billy McMillin, West Of Memphis

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