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  • AviChristiaans
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    The 66th Writers Guild of America Awards (honoring the best in film and television television, radio and video-game writers of 2013) will be held tomorrow, February 1, 2014 at the JW Marriot hotel in the L.A. Live entertainment complex.

    Comic actor Brad Garrett will host the ceremony, starting with pre-awards nominee interviews – from film and television — starting at 5 p.m. PST at http://www.latimes.com/envelope.

    The Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement recipient is Paul Mazursky.
    The Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Achievement is Garry Marshall

    SCREEN NOMINEES

    ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

    -American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell; Columbia Pictures

    -Blue Jasmine, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

    -Dallas Buyers Club, Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack; Focus Features

    -Her, Written by Spike Jonze; Warner Bros.

    -Nebraska, Written by Bob Nelson; Paramount Pictures

    ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

    -August: Osage County, Screenplay by Tracy Letts; Based on his play; The Weinstein Company

    -Before Midnight, Written by Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke; Based on characters created by Richard Linklater & Kim Krizan; Sony Pictures Classics

    -Captain Phillips, Screenplay by Billy Ray; Based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty; Columbia Pictures

    -Lone Survivor, Written by Peter Berg; Based on the book by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson; Universal Pictures

    -The Wolf of Wall Street, Screenplay by Terence Winter; Based on the book by Jordan Belfort; Paramount Pictures

    DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

    -Dirty Wars, Written by Jeremy Scahill & David Riker; Sundance Selects

    -Herblock – The Black & The White, Written by Sara Lukinson & Michael Stevens; The Stevens Company

    -No Place on Earth, Written by Janet Tobias & Paul Laikin; Magnolia Pictures

    -Stories We Tell, Written by Sarah Polley; Roadside Attractions

    -We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks; Written by Alex Gibney; Focus Features

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    AviChristiaans
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    Predictions

    ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
    -Her, Written by Spike Jonze; Warner Bros.

    ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
    -Before Midnight, Written by Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke; Based on characters created by Richard Linklater & Kim Krizan; Sony Pictures Classics

    DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY
    -Stories We Tell, Written by Sarah Polley; Roadside Attractions

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    Jason Travis
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    ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Her, Spike Jonze
    ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: The Wolf of Wall Street, Terence Winter
    DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY: We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, Alex Gibney 

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    Gabriel
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    HER and BEFORE MIDNGHT, please.

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    outsider
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    Not that I would complain, but is there really a chance “American Hustle” loses here?

    “American Hustle” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” seem like the likely winners.

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    Original Screenplay: AMERICAN HUSTLE
    Adapted Screenplay: THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
    Documentary Screenplay: WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS

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    Nessie
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    I HOPE:

    Spike Jonze for “Her” (though Woody Allen’s screenplay was my second favorite)
    Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy for “Before Midnight” 
     

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    DamianWayne
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    Really cool that they’re live streaming this. 

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    Ashkan
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    The overwhelming amount of predictions for Before Midnight stuns me. Is it really possible for a June-released indie film that grossed 20 million to take down a Christmas released, Best Picture nominated, Scorcese directed extravaganza that has grossed 220 mllion and climbing. Not to mention it is written by Terence Winter who won 3 WGA awards for the Sopranos, which the WGA recently named the best written series of all time, comedy or drama.

    I would love for Before Midnight to win but…Can it? 

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    Gabriel
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    I hope so. It’s the best written screenplay here by a huge margin, imo. With 12 Years out of the way it should be an easy win, but ultimately I think Wolf could/will win.

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    Scottferguson
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    These awards are the last opportunity for Capt Phillips and Nebraska to get some attention and remind Oscar voters as they ranks their choices that they are both longshot possibilities for BP in a year where there is yet to be a clear consensus for BP.

    Capt Phillips has some chance – somehow I doubt Midnight makes it, and not sure how strong Wolf is. Nebraska would be an upset here of course, but I’d rank in no worse than second place (tied with Her), though I think AH will win.

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    Nessie
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    The overwhelming amount of predictions for Before Midnight stuns me. Is it really possible for a June-released indie film that grossed 20 million to take down a Christmas released, Best Picture nominated, Scorcese directed extravaganza that has grossed 220 mllion and climbing. Not to mention it is written by Terence Winter who won 3 WGA awards for the Sopranos, which the WGA recently named the best written series of all time, comedy or drama.

    I would love for Before Midnight to win but…Can it? 

    I may certainly be mistaken, but I’m assuming the Writers’ Guild members are a tad more intellectual than the others and will recognize the work. I doubt if writers are all that swayed by box office.. and I do think the cries of ‘masterpiece!’ for “Boyhood” might have some influence on their votes and make them realise Linklater is long, long overdue – hope so anyway!  

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    endaugust
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    If AH somehow loses tonight, is its Oscar BP run all but over?  Or can it still hang on to its SAG win and survive?

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    Ashkan
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    If AH somehow loses tonight, is its Oscar BP run is all but over?  Or can it still hang on to its SAG win and survive?

    I think American Hustle desperately needs this win to stay alive if only for the headlines reading: American Hustle takes Writer’s Top Prize.

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    Ashkan
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    This is how the race by guilds stack up currently:

    Gravity: 1.5 (DGA, and PGA Tie)
    American Hustle: 1 (SAG Ensemble- I think people are underestimating the power of beating 12YAS here.)
    12YAS: .5 (PGA Tie)

    No matter what happens, the headlines will not talk about 12 Years a Slave or Gravity winning at the WGA (they weren’t nominated). Headlines reading about American Hustle’s win will just show the strength of the film over 12YAS to the public. (Most will not know that 12YAS was not eligible).

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