Writers Guild nominees
While the Writers Guild of America are on strike they have announced their nominees for their screenplay awards this year, although they have stated that the ceremony will not take place until after the strike - let's hope that's not that long away.
The nominees are right here and there aren't really any surprises. It is good to see both Knocked Up and Zodiac in the list, as well as a strong list for Documentary Screenplay once again.
"Juno" - Writtenby Diablo Cody, Fox Searchlight
"Michael Clayton" - Written by Tony Gilroy, Warner Bros. Pictures
"The Savages" - Written by Tamara Jenkins, Fox Searchlight
"Knocked Up" - Written by Judd Apatow, Universal Pictures
"Lars and the Real Girl" - Written by Nancy Oliver, MGM
"No Country For Old Men" - Screenplay by Ethan Coen & Joel Coen, Based on the Novel by Cormac McCarthy, Miramax
"There Will Be Blood" - Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson, Based on the Novel Oil by Upton Sinclair, Paramount Vantage
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" - Screenplay by Ronald Harwood, Based on the Book by Jean-Dominique Bauby, Miramax
"Into the Wild" - Screenplay by Sean Penn, Based on the Book by Jon Krakauer, Paramount Vantage
"Zodiac" - Screenplay by James Vanderbilt, Based on the Book by Robert Graysmith, Paramount Pictures
"The Camden 28" - Written by Anthony Giacchino, First Run Features
"Nanking" - Screenplay by Bill Guttentag & Dan Sturman & Elisabeth Bentley, Story by Bill Guttentag & Dan Sturman, THINKFilm
"No End In Sight" - Written by Charles Ferguson, Magnolia Pictures
"The Rape Of Europa" - Written by Richard Berge, Nicole Newnham and Bonni Cohen, Menemsha Films
"Sicko" - Written by Michael Moore, Lionsgate/The Weinstein Company
"Taxi To The Dark Side" - Written by Alex Gibney, THINKFilm
No Country for Old Men (Filmstalker review) or There Will Be Blood, although it would be nice to see Into the Wild come into contention, it's looking more and more like these two are going head to head for the Oscars.