Don’t expect “Guardians Of The Galaxy” to get a nomination for the Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars, but enjoy the honor from the Writers Guild. This should show you just how wide open the Adapted field is, with “Gone Girl” and “The Imitation Game” being the only locks in this category. Notably missing because of their ineligibility under the Guild rules are “Birdman” and “Selma” from the Original category and “The Theory Of Everything” from the Adapted category, which will all most likely show up during the Oscar nominations next week. One other potential shift in the Oscar nominees is “Whiplash” showing up under Adapted because of some confusion in regards to a short. However, it rolls, the Guilds nominees are a pretty good indicator of which way the Academy is headed.


  • “Boyhood, Written by Richard Linklater; IFC Films
  • “Foxcatcher, Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman; Sony Pictures Classics
  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness; Fox Searchlight
  • “Nightcrawler, Written by Dan Gilroy; Open Road Films
  • “Whiplash, Written by Damien Chazelle; Sony Pictures Classics



  • “American Sniper, Written by Jason Hall; Based on the book by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice; Warner Bros.
  • “Gone Girl,” Screenplay by Gillian Flynn; Based on her novel; 20th Century Fox
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman; Based on the Marvel comic by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • “The Imitation Game,” Written by Graham Moore; Based on the book Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges; The Weinstein Company
  • “Wild,” Screenplay by Nick Hornby; Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed; Fox Searchlight



  • “Finding Vivian Maier,” Written by John Maloof & Charlie Siskel (Sundance Selects)
  • “The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz,” Written by Brian Knappenberger (FilmBuff)
  • “Last Days in Vietnam,” Written by Mark Bailey & Kevin McAlester (American Experience Films)
  • “Red Army,” Written by Gabe Polsky (Sony Pictures Classics)

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