WGA announces award nominees
The Writers Guild of America announced its nominations on Thursday (Jan. 10). Nods for best original screenplay went to Diablo Cody for Juno, Tony Gilroy for Michael Clayton, Tamara Jenkins for The Savages, Judd Apatow for Knocked Up, and Nancy Oliver for Lars and the Real Girl.
WGA’s nominees for best adapted screenplay went to Ethan and Joel Coen for No Country for Old Men, Paul Thomas Anderson for There Will Be Blood, Ronald Harwood for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Sean Penn for Into the Wild, and James Vanderbilt for Zodiac.
For TV, writers for Dexter, Friday Night Lights, Mad Men, The Sopranos, and The Wire received nominations in the drama category. The comedy nods went to writers for Curb Your Enthusiasm, Flight of the Conchords, Entourage, The Office, and 30 Rock.
Winners will be announced on Feb. 9 at simultaneous, untelevised ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.