With a Scripter nomination and now a WGA nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, Zodiac is at least getting a little institutional love. And without a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, Atonement has taken still another hit. Poor, poor Atonement…an extremely well-made (and quite moving) film that went looking for love and has come up empty at every well.
The WGA’s original screenplay nominations went to Fox Searchlight’s Juno (writer: Diablo Cody), Michael Clayton (writer: Tony Gilroy), Fox Searchlight’s The Savages (writer:Tamara Jenkins), Universal’s Knocked Up (writer: Judd Apatow) and MGM’s Lars and the Real Girl (writer: Nancy Oliver).
Adapted nominations went to James Vanderbilt‘s Zodiac, Ethan and Joel Coen‘s No Country for Old Men, Paul Thomas Anderson‘s There Will Be Blood, Ronald Harwood‘s The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and Sean Penn√ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√¢‚Äû¬¢s Into the Wild.
The WGA winners will be announced on February 9th at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.