The Writers Guild of America released the nominees for its annual awards on Monday, providing a list that looks much different from the screenplay nominees at the Golden Globes this past Sunday.

In the Original Screenplay category, Oscar frontrunners like Marriage Story and Parasite are joined by crowd favorites like Knives Out and Booksmart. Meanwhile, the Adapted Screenplay nominees range from Joker to Little Women.

Noticeably absent from the nominees is Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which director Quentin Tarantino just won a Golden Globe award for writing. The movie was ineligible for the Writers Guild Awards, along with films like The Farewell and Pain and Glory, for not being made under the guild’s watch while adhering to the WGA’s Minimum Basic Agreement bargaining accord.

Two awards hopefuls that were eligible for the Writers Guild Awards but did not receive a nomination were The Two Popes and Hustlers. Both were submitted to the Original Screenplay category, but will be campaigning in the Best Adapted Screenplay arena for the Academy Awards.

The 2020 Writers Guild Awards will take place during concurrent ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles on Feb. 1. See the full list of film nominations below.

WGA Nominations
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1917, Written by Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns; Universal Pictures

Booksmart, Written by Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins and Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman; United Artists Releasing

Knives Out, Written by Rian Johnson; Lionsgate

Marriage Story, Written by Noah Baumbach; Netflix

Parasite, Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won, Story by Bong Joon Ho; Neon


A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster, Inspired by the Article “Can You Say…Hero?” by Tom Junod; TriStar Pictures

The Irishman, Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, Based upon the Book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt; Netflix

Jojo Rabbit, Screenplay by Taika Waititi, Based on the book Caging Skies by Christine Leunens; Fox Searchlight

Joker, Written by Todd Phillips & Scott Silver, Based on Characters from DC Comics; Warner Bros. Pictures

Little Women, Screenplay by Greta Gerwig, Based on the Novel by Louisa May Alcott; Sony Pictures


Citizen K, Written by Alex Gibney; Greenwich Entertainment

Foster, Written by Mark Jonathan Harris; HBO Documentary Films

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, Written by Alex Gibney; HBO Documentary Films

Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People, Written by Robert Seidman & Oren Rudavsky; First Run Features

The Kingmaker, Written by Lauren Greenfield; Showtime Documentary Films

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