By Esther Zuckerman
Updated January 07, 2015 at 06:27 PM EST

Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel were among those nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Writers Guild Awards, while Gone Girl and Marvel’s summer hit Guardians of the Galaxy ended up with nominations in the Adapted category.

Drumming drama Whiplash scored a nomination as an original screenplay; however, it will be considered in the Adapted category of the Academy Awards, arguably putting it in a more competitive field.

A number of films that are thought to be in contention for the Oscars were not eligible for the WGA. HitFix reported that Selma, Birdman, and The Theory of Everything are among those that had no chance of an nomination here.

See the full list below.


Boyhood, Written by Richard Linklater

Foxcatcher, Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness

Nightcrawler, Written by Dan Gilroy

Whiplash, Written by Damien Chazelle


American Sniper, Written by Jason Hall; Based on the book by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice

Gone Girl, Screenplay by Gillian Flynn; Based on her novel

Guardians of the Galaxy, Written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman; Based on the Marvel comic by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning

The Imitation Game, Written by Graham Moore; Based on the book Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges

Wild, Screenplay by Nick Hornby; Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed


Finding Vivian Maier, Written by John Maloof & Charlie Siskel

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz, Written by Brian Knappenberger

Last Days in Vietnam, Written by Mark Bailey & Kevin McAlester

Red Army, Written by Gabe Polsky