Tuesday, 2 December 2014

MAJOR OSCAR HOPEFULS OUT OF THE RUNNING FOR WGA AWARDS


The Writers' Guild of America has strict eligibility rules surrounding membership when it comes to their annual awards selections. As a result, each year, their list of eligible films for said awards routinely contains a few notable omissions in correspondence with people's Oscar predictions. This year, British contenders Mr. Turner and The Theory of Everything will not be able to compete; nor will the screenplays for Dear White People, A Most Wanted Man and The Two Faces of JanuaryThe most significant exclusion is Paul Webb's work on Ava DuVernay's Selma, since that film was not a WGA signatory production. Also, animated films such as The Boxtrolls and How to Train Your Dragon 2 do not appear - animated films don't often qualify for these awards. Nominations will be announced on the 7th of January, with the awards themselves taking place on the 14th of February.