Oh, my God…the 2012 Writers Guild nominations were announced around 10:05 am and here it is 10:29 am and I haven’t posted anything yet. What was I doing the last 24 minutes? Staring into space? You have to re-post breaking news within 10 or 15 minutes, tops. If you don’t you lose cred, and if you keep this up you’ll eventually be panhandling in Palm Springs. This is serious.

With a high percentage of the WGA’s 12,000 members having presumably voted, nominees for the WGA’s Best Original Screenplay award are (1) John Gatins, Flight (2) HE’s own Rian Johnson, Looper, (3) Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master, (4) Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola, Moonrise Kingdom and (5) Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty. SHOULD WIN: Boal for Zero Dark Thirty. LIKELY WIN BASED ON TEA LEAF READINGS & PREMONITION: Boal for Zero Dark Thirty.

WGA Nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay are (1) Chris Terrio, Argo, (2) David Magee, Life of Pi, (3) Tony Kushner‘s Lincoln, (4) David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook and (5) Stephen Chbosky, Perks of Being a Wallflower. SHOULD WIN: Russell for Silver Linings Playbook. LIKELY WIN BASED ON TEA LEAF READINGS & PREMONITION: Sleepy defaulters will give it to Kushner for Lincoln, middle-of-the-road mentalities with go for Terrio’s Argo, and those who appreciate swift narratives and tight construction and the necessary acts of cutting stuff that doesn’t work and making up stuff that does will go for Russell and Silver Linings.

The WGA Award Ceremony will happen on Sunday, 2.17.