Sunday, 15 February 2015


This is so stupid. The world collectively meets the Writers Guild of America's choices for the best screenplays of last year with an enormous 'meh'. They're obvious and they're average, and they're exactly what we all expected from the pool of about three eligible scripts they had to pick from. So The Grand Budapest Hotel wins Original Screenplay - great, with this and its BAFTA win, it's the clear frontrunner to win this award on Oscar night, as it ought to. The Imitation Game wins Adapted Screenplay - with this and its Scripter win, it too becomes the Oscar favourite, only that's not nearly as great, because it's comfortably the weakest screenplay in The Academy's Adapted lineup. And The Internet's Own Boy wins for Documentary Screenplay. Why don't you take a look at the WGA's nominations and see if you think voters made the right choices?