'The favorite', 'I'm sorry to bother you'. among the non-eligible screenplays for WGA awards (EXCLUSIVE) – Variety


"The Favorite" by Fox Searchlight, "Sorry to Bother You" by Annapurna and "The Sisters Brothers" and "Hereditary" by A24 are among the films that will not be competing for the upcoming Writers Guild Awards nominations, Variety He learned. They and a slew of other titles are not eligible because of the guild's restrictions that stipulate compliance with its minimum basic agreement.

Other original screenplays not included in the mix include the "Incredibles 2" and "The Island of the Dogs" animation films, as well as art offers as "the horizon of Eternity", "Blind spot" and "The other side of the wind" (no shot at the posthumous recognition for Orson Welles there, alas). The Sony Classics titles "All Is True", "The Rider" and "Stan & Ollie" will not be taken into consideration, nor the BAFTA will be named "The Death of Stalin" or foreign films such as "Capernaum", "Cold War" and "Shoplifters" ".

All these scripts are combined with "Hereditary" and "Sorry to bother you" in the original ranks, in addition to "The favorite", which no doubt will be a strong competitor of the Oscars despite having fallen from the cracks with the WGA.

Keeping the company of "The Sisters Brothers" on the margins adapted is "Leave No Trace", critically acclaimed, that could still register at the section of the writers of the Academy, as well as the teammates of Bleecker Street "Disobedience" and "McQueen".

There are 60 screenplays adapted to the WGA vote and 63 originals. The best contenders for recognition include "BlacKkKlansman", "Can you ever forgive me?", "Eighth Vow", "First Reformed", "Green Book", "If Beale Street could speak", "Rome", "A star is born "And" Vice ".

The nominations for the 71st edition of the Writers Guild Awards will be announced on Monday, January 7, 2019. The winners will be revealed on Sunday 17 February.


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