Posted by Alan C. Baird
Taylor C. Baker Taylor C. Baker

Last week, we posted the 2021 Golden Globes-nominated screenplays. With this virtual awards season in full swing, it is interesting seeing the overlaps (and snubs/surprises!) in some of the nominations. Today, the amazing Stage 32-er Alan C. Baird has collected the 2021 Writers Guild Award-nominated screenplays for both best original screenplay, and best adapted screenplay.

Can you spot the differences in the nominations between the Golden Globes and the Writers Guild? Which WGA nominated script is your favorite? Who do you predict will win? Tell us in the comments below!

The 73rd annual dual-coast Writers Guild Awards will be held Sunday, March 21, in separate ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.

These two sites explain (in excruciating detail) why certain scripts were ineligible for WGA recognition:
Gold Derby
Awards Daily

Click the titles below and download the scripts you find interesting - these links will expire soon! Enjoy!


Judas and the Black Messiah

Screenplay by Will Berson & Shaka King
Story by Will Berson & Shaka King and Kenny Lucas & Keith Lucas

Palm Springs

Screenplay by Andy Siara
Story by Andy Siara & Max Barbakow


Promising Young Woman

Written by Emerald Fennell


Sound of Metal

Screenplay by Darius Marder & Abraham Marder
Story by Darius Marder & Derek Cianfrance


The Trial of the Chicago 7

Written by Aaron Sorkin




Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Peter Baynham & Erica Rivinoja & Dan Mazer & Jena Friedman & Lee Kern
Story by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Nina Pedrad
Based on Characters Created by Sacha Baron Cohen


Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Screenplay by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Based on the Play Written by August Wilson


News of the World

Screenplay by Paul Greengrass and Luke Davies
Based upon the Novel by Paulette Jiles


One Night in Miami

Screenplay by Kemp Powers
Based on the Stage Play "One Night in Miami" by Kemp Powers


The White Tiger

Screenplay by Ramin Bahrani
Based on the Book "The White Tiger" by Aravind Adiga




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