The 64th Writers Guild Of America Awards – Winners

Well this is interesting. The main point here is that under the WGA’s rules, The Artist was not eligible to be nominated, resulting in far less competition for the Best Original Screenplay win. But come Sunday – and with the lack of love for Midnight In Paris in regards to the Best Picture race – it’s hard not to see the Academy getting swept up in the magic of Hazanavicius’ film and award it over Allen (who should win). The Best Adapted winner, The Descendants, is hardly worth mentioning as I don’t see Hugo or Moneyball taking its crown, and as for the winner of Best Documentary Screenplay, the WGA chose Better This World, a film not even nominated by the Academy. Oh, and did I mention that the DGA and PGA also awarded documentaries that Oscar didn’t care to nominate? Check out the WGA winners below:

Best Original Screenplay:

Woody Allen – Midnight In Paris

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash – The Descendants

Best Documentary Screenplay:

Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega – Better This World

Paul Selvin Award:

Tate Taylor – The Help

Laurel Award:

Eric Roth

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