2020 Writers Guild Awards Nominations Announced, Tarantino Ineligible

2020 Writers Guild Awards Nominations Announced, Tarantino Ineligible

2020 Writers Guild Awards Nominations Announced, Tarantino Ineligible

Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America East (WGAE) have officially announced the films that are nominated for outstanding achievement in screenwriting during 2019. The winners will be presented at the 72nd Writers Guild Awards on February 1, at concurrent ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City.

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After earning two major Golden Globe Awards for Best Director and Best Picture-Drama, Sam Mendes’ 1917 successfully lands a nomination along with Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite, Greta Gerwig’s Little Women and Rian Johnson’s Knives Out. Check out the full list of nominations below!

Despite winning two Golden Globe Awards last night including Best Screenplay and Best Picture-Musical/Comedy, Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was shut out from the nominations along with Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain & Glory, and Lulu Wang’s The Farewell due to WGA rules. Tarantino has refused to join the WGA ever since a dispute over credit on Oliver Stone’s 1994 film Natural Born Killers, and non-members are shut out of awards consideration from the group. This will not effect his Oscar chances, though.

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1917 – Written by Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns; Universal Pictures

Booksmart – Written by Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins and Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman; United Artists Releasing

Knives Out – Written by Rian Johnson; Lionsgate

Marriage Story – Written by Noah Baumbach; Netflix

Parasite – Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won, Story by Bong Joon Ho; Neon


A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – Written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster, Inspired by the article “Can You Say…Hero?” by Tom Junod; TriStar Pictures

The Irishman – Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, Based upon the book “I Heard You Paint Houses” by Charles Brandt; Netflix

Jojo Rabbit – Screenplay by Taika Waititi, Based on the book “Caging Skies” by Christine Leunens; Fox Searchlight

Joker – Written by Todd Phillips & Scott Silver, Based on characters from DC Comics; Warner Bros. Pictures

Little Women – Screenplay by Greta Gerwig, Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott; Sony Pictures


Citizen K – Written by Alex Gibney; Greenwich Entertainment

Foster – Written by Mark Jonathan Harris; HBO Documentary Films

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley – Written by Alex Gibney; HBO Documentary Films

Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People – Written by Robert Seidman & Oren Rudavsky; First Run Features

The Kingmaker – Written by Lauren Greenfield; Showtime Documentary Films

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