2022 DGA and WGA Award nominations for feature films include Dune, Licorice Pizza and more

The WGA Awards cover three categories: Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay and Documentary Screenplay. Variety notes that a number of top prize contenders were ineligible, including ‘Annette’, ‘Belfast’, ‘Benedetta’, ‘Cyrano’, ‘Drive My Car’, ‘The Hand of God’, ‘A Hero “, “The Lost Daughter”. ,” “Mass”, “Parallel Mothers”, “Passage”, “Pig”, “The Power of the Dog”, “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, “Titanium”, “The Worst Person in the World”, and ” Zola”. Indeed, the WGA only recognizes films produced under its jurisdiction or that of an affiliated guild and submitted for consideration.

The nominations for the original screenplay are:

“Being the Ricardos” (Amazon Studios) – Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin

“Don’t Look Up” (Netflix) – Screenplay by Adam McKay, Story by David Sirota

“The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun” (Searchlight Pictures) – Screenplay by Wes Anderson, Story by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola & Hugo Guinness & Jason Schwartzman

“King Richard” (Warner Bros) – Screenplay by Zach Baylin

“Licorice Pizza” (MGM/United Artists Releasing) – Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson

The nominations for the adapted screenplay are:

“CODA” (Apple Original Films) – Siân Heder

“Dune” (Warner Bros) – Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth

“Nightmare Alley” (Searchlight Pictures) – Guillermo del Toro, Kim Morgan

“Tick, tick… Boom!” (Netflix) – Steven Levenson

“West Side Story” (20th Century Studios) – Screenplay by Tony Kushner

“Becoming Cousteau”, “Exposing Muybridge” and “Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres” were the nominees for the documentary screenplay.

Joel Coen’s ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ was dropped from the DGA and WGA lists, as was Mike Mills’ ‘C’mon C’mon’.

Of course, these nominees aren’t the be-all and end-all, but they can often be an indication of what to expect when Oscar nominations are announced. If nothing else, they might give you some good options to add to your own watchlist, especially when some of them are readily available on streamers like Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, and Netflix.

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