"Lincoln" screenplay by Tony Kushner. He is a two-time Oscar nominee who has a previous WGA win for the TV miniseries "Angels in America."
"Argo" screenplay is by Chris Terrio. He is a first-time WGA nominee and also has an Oscar nomination for his script.
Screenplay for "Life of Pi" written by David Magee. This is his first WGA nomination. He has two career Oscar nominations.
"Silver Linings Playbook" screenplay written by David O. Russell, who also directed. He is a three-time Oscar nominee with one previous WGA bid.
"Perks of Being a Wallflower" written by Stephen Chbosky, based on his own novel. He also directed the film. This is his first WGA nomination.