ENTERTAINMENT

WGA Awards Nominations Announced: 'Lincoln,' 'Argo,' 'The Master' Among 2013 Nominees

01/04/2013 01:24 pm 13:24:26 | Updated Mar 06, 2013

The Writers Guild Awards nominations have been announced, and "Argo," "Lincoln," "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Life of Pi" are among the honorees.

The Writers Guild of America selected both original and adapted screenplays for its awards.

"Argo" (by Chris Terrio), "Lincoln" (by Tony Kushner) and "Life of Pi" (by David Magee) were joined in the adapted screenplay category by "Silver Linings Playbook" (by David O. Russell) and "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" (by Stephen Chbosky). The scripts for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" (by Lucy Alibar and Behn Zeitlin), "Les Miserables" (by William Nicholson) and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (by Ol Parker), all assumed Oscar contenders in the category, were not eligible for WGA Awards this year because the scripts were written outside the union's regulations.

For original screenplay, the WGA honored "Zero Dark Thirty" (Mark Boal), "Flight" (by John Gatins), "Looper (by Rian Johnson), "The Master" (by Paul Thomas Anderson) and "Moonrise Kingdom" (by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola). Quentin Tarantino's script for "Django Unchained" was not eligible for the award.

The WGA is the third major guild to announce its nominations. Both the Screen Actors Guild and Producers Guild have previously announced 2012 noms.

For a full list of the WGA Awards nominations, head over to Deadline.com.

RELATED

Golden Globe Nominees

Suggest a correction