'Bridesmaids' Continues Kudos Hot Streak


Just days after making the cut for the Producers Guild best of the year noms, Bridesmaids continues its hot streak with a nomination by the Writers Guild of America.

The clever sleeper comedy, co-written by star Kristen Wiig and writing partner Annie Mumolo, was nominated for Outstanding Original Screenplay alongside 50/50 (written by Will Reiser), Midnight in Paris (by Woody Allen), Win Win (written by Tom McCarthy, story by Tom McCarthy and Joe Tiboni) and Diablo Cody's Young Adult.

Bridesmaids is nominated in a variety of categories for the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, People's Choice Awards, the Broadcast Film Critics Association and more. Perhaps it's a good strategy that Kristen Wiig is holding out for a sequel…

In the Adapted Screenplay category for the WGA Awards, noms went to The Descendants (screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon and Jim Rash; based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemming), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (written by Steven Zaillian; based on the novel by Stieg Larsson), The Help (by Tate Taylor; based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett), Hugo (screenplay by John Logan; based on the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick) and Moneyball (screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin; story by Stan Chervin; based on the book by Michael Lewis).

Notable WGA snubs this year, given their awards season hype, include The Tree of Life, War Horse, The Artist, Beginners, Drive, My Week with Marilyn and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

The 2012 Writers Guild Awards will be held on Sunday, February 19, simultaneously at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and at B.B. King Blues Club in New York City.