2020 Writers Guild Awards Nominations: '1917,' 'Knives Out' Among Full List of Nominees
By John Boone
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It all starts with the script -- and on Monday, the Writers Guild Awards announced their nominations for 2020's best screenplays. The original screenplay field proved the most fun, with the inclusion of awards season dark horses like Booksmartand Knives Out alongside anticipated nominees 1917, Marriage Storyand Parasite.
1917, Written by Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns Booksmart, Written by Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins and Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman Knives Out, Written by Rian Johnson Marriage Story, Written by Noah Baumbach Parasite, Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won, Story by Bong Joon Ho
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster The Irishman, Screenplay by Steven Zaillian Jojo Rabbit, Screenplay by Taika Waititi Joker, Written by Todd Phillips & Scott Silver Little Women, Screenplay by Greta Gerwig
Citizen K, Written by Alex Gibney Foster, Written by Mark Jonathan Harris The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, Written by Alex Gibney Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People, Written by Robert Seidman & Oren Rudavsky The Kingmaker, Written by Lauren Greenfield
So, what do these nominations tell us about the Oscars? Neither of last year's WGA winners -- Eighth Grade in original screenplay and Can You Ever Forgive Me? in adapted -- went on to win at the Oscars, though the latter did receive a nomination. And with a heavy hitter like Tarantino sitting this one out, the original screenplay nominees shouldn't get too comfortable just yet.
The WGA will announce its winners during dual ceremonies in L.A. and NYC on Feb. 1.