WGA awards on the way

Posted by · 11:54 am · February 20th, 2010

WGA awardThe Writers Guild of America awards are tonight, and they couldn’t feel less relevant given the slew of ineligibilities this season. The nominees are here if you need a refresher.

If I were to take a stab, I’d call it for “Up in the Air” and “The Hurt Locker,” coincidentally my same picks for the Oscars.  Although the original screenplay race can’t be considered foreshadowing here, given that Quentin Tarantino isn’t eligible, but Mark Boal is gaining traction by the minute as Harvey’s megaphone has chafed members a bit this week.

Other Oscar nominees that weren’t eligible with the guild include Nick Hornby for “An Education,” Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell for “District 9” and the guys behind “In the Loop.” Oren Moverman and Alessandro Camon, ironically enough, were eligible for “The Messenger” at the guild and were snubbed, yet they made it in with the Academy.

If you have any thoughts you’d like to offer up, rifle them off here.




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  • 1 2-20-2010 at 2:11 pm

    m1 said...

    As long as it’s either The Hurt Locker or (500) Days of Summer, I’ll be happy.

  • 2 2-20-2010 at 4:10 pm

    Rick said...

    The Hurt Locker does not deserve Original Screenplay, even among the WGA nominees. It really is a shame that the popularity of the movie overshadows objectivity. I want the picture to win Best Picture has much as anyone, but the screenplay is certainly not up to par.

  • 3 2-20-2010 at 5:04 pm

    Adam Smith said...

    I mean, it would seem that it’s between The Hurt Locker and A Serious Man for Original. Here’s hoping the Coens pull off the mother of all upsets (SPOILER ALERT: they won’t).

    Reitman’s got this in the bag, but I still say watch out for Geoffrey Fletcher come Oscar night.

  • 4 2-20-2010 at 6:07 pm

    seanflynn said...

    Already given out in NY – Hurt Locker, Up in the Air won (per Awardsdaily) – they do dinners on both coasts, Boals and Reitman both were there heading to London overnight.