2012 Writers Guild Awards Nominations

50/50, Bridesmaids, Young Adult and Midnight in Paris are up for Best Original Screenplay, while Breaking Bad, Game of Thorns, and Boardwalk Empire lead TV.
BYB. Alan Orange | January 5th, 2012

2012 Writers Guild Awards Nominations The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen in both film and television for 2011. Winners will be honored at the 2012 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 19, 2012, during simultaneous ceremonies in Hollywood and New York.

Categories for film include Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Documentary Screenplay. The TV nominations are a little more extensive, offering awards for Best Drama Series, Best Comedy Series, Best New Series, Best Episodic Drama, Best Animated Series, Best Comedy/Variety Series, and Best Daytime Drama.

To find out what got nominated, check out our full list of nominees below.

SCREENPLAY NOMINEES

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY:

TELEVISION NOMINEES

LONG FORM - ORIGINAL

LONG FORM - ADAPTED

COMEDY / VARIETY - (INCLUDING TALK) SERIES

COMEDY / VARIETY - MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES - SPECIALS

DAYTIME DRAMA

CHILDREN'S - EPISODIC & SPECIALS

DOCUMENTARY - CURRENT EVENTS

Feature films eligible for a Writers Guild Award were exhibited theatrically for at least one week in Los Angeles during 2011 and were written under the WGA's Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA) or under a bona fide collective bargaining agreement of the Australian Writers Guild, Writers Guild of Canada, Writers Guild of Great Britain, Irish Playwrights & Screenwriters Guild or the New Zealand Writers Guild. Theatrical screenplays produced under the jurisdiction of the WGA or an affiliate Guild must have been submitted for WGA awards consideration.

Documentaries eligible for a Writers Guild Award featured an onscreen writing credit and were exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles or New York for one week during 2011. Credited documentary writers were required to join the WGAW's Nonfiction Writers Caucus or the WGAE's Nonfiction Writers Caucus to be considered, but scripts need not have been written under WGA jurisdiction for consideration.

The 2012 Writers Guild Awards will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2012, simultaneously at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and at B.B. King Blues Club in New York City. For more information about the 2012 Writers Guild Awards, please visit www.wga.org or www.wgaeast.org.

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