Nominations for the 2017 Writers Guild Awards, to be held in simultaneous ceremonies in both Los Angeles and New York City on Feb. 19, were announced Wednesday morning. Of course awards-season faves Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Loving, and La La Land got nods, but there was (for me at least) one surprise: Deadpool, in the adapted category. Y’know, this may seem farfetched, but I think Deadpool may get some serious Oscar love. If it gets nominated for Best Picture, remember who mentioned it first.
One of the things that’s funny, however, is that Moonlight and Loving are nominated in the original category, but are only eligible for the Adapted category for the Oscars.
Last year, Spotlight won for WGA’s original screenplay and The Big Short won adapted. Both went on to win the same award at the Oscars. Continue reading “2017 Writers Guild Awards Nominations Announced”