My Top 7 Screenplays of 2010

The Writer’s Guild of America has come out with its nominees for best film writing. http://wga.org/content/default.aspx?id=4468

The Coen Brothers are writers with true grit. Thankfully the Writer's Guild of America agrees.

We don’t see eye to eye. Here is my writer’s opinion (not a member of the WGA, BTW) of the year’s best written films (in no particular order)

  1. The Social Network
  2. The Ghost Writer
  3. Inception
  4. Toy Story 3
  5. True Grit
  6. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  7. The King’s Speech

 

 

The WGA said that many acclaimed films were not eligible. They include: Another Year, Biutiful, Blue Valentine, The Ghost Writer, The King’s Speech, Made in Dagenham, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Toy Story 3 and Winter’s Bone.

The WGA nominees for best original screenplay are:

Black Swan, Screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin; Story by Andres Heinz; Fox Searchlight
The Fighter, Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Paramount Pictures
Inception, Written by Christopher Nolan; Warner Bros.
The Kids Are All Right, Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg; Focus Features
Please Give, Written by Nicole Holofcener; Sony Pictures Classics

The WGA nominees for best adapted screenplay are:

127 Hours, Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy; Based on the book Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston; Fox Searchlight
I Love You Phillip Morris, Written by John Requa & Glenn Ficarra; Based on the book by Steven McVicker; Roadside Attractions
The Social Network, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich; Sony Pictures
The Town, Screenplay by Peter Craig and Ben Affleck & Aaron Stockard; Based on the novel Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan; Warner Bros.
True Grit, Screenplay by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen; Based on the novel by Charles Portis; Paramount Pictures

The winners will be announced at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, February 5, 2011.

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