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By David Poland poland@moviecitynews.com

WGA

One real surprise… I Love You Phillip Morris

And in doc, the Nilsson getting a nom after being in the desert for 3 years is a pleasant surprise.

Original Screenplay
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
Please Give

Adapted Screenplay
127 Hours
I Love You Phillip Morris
The Social Network
The Town
True Grit

Documentary Screenplay
Enemies of the People
Freedom Riders
Gasland
Inside Job
The Two Escobars
Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him)?

3 Responses to “WGA”

  1. Rob says:

    Hell yeah for Please Give, although that’s the slot that the Academy will give to King’s Speech.

  2. Joe Leydon says:

    Did Freedom Riders get any theatrical exposure? I liked it a lot, but I didn’t think it got beyond the fest circuit.

  3. Krillian says:

    Wow, I must have really missed the boat on Please Give. I found it to be the film where all of Nicole’s narrative tricks have become obvious.

    I love that The Town is not being forgotten.

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