And now for the writers! Unlike the Art Directors Guild, this category focuses on two of the academy’s categories: original and adapted screenplay. They also have a category for documentary screenplay, which I always thought was a bit odd. Isn’t the idea of a documentary that it’s all unscripted? But hey, let’s loook at the nominees anyway.
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Zero Dark Thirty
Looper‘s success here mystifies me. I haven’t seen the film, but from what I understand, it’s a very confusing time-travel sci-fi. Due to the massive critical praise for Skyfall, you wouldn’t think that that film’s screenplay, (which is very good by the way) would be snubbed in favor of Looper. Anyway, the nominees are exactly the same as the critic’s choice, excluding Django Unchained. I personally am voting for Moonrise Kingdom, but don’t be surprised if major contender Zero Dark Thirty walks away with this one.
Life Of Pi
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
Silver Linings Playbook
Again, copied down exactly from the Critic’s Choice. It makes me wonder if this guild has ay imagination, but who am I to judge? The oddball nominee here is The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, which I simply didn’t care for. Come time for the Oscars, I’m going to throw a shout-out to Beasts Of The Southern Wild. My personal favorite in this category is Silver Linings Playbook, but I know it’s going to lose to Lincoln.
The Central Park Five
The Invisible War
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God
Searching for Sugar Man
We Are Leigon: The Story of the Hacktivists
The exclusion of Bully and The Imposter confuses me, but not terribly. I say this goes to The Invisible War.
Have a wonderful rest of the day!