You guys have probably heard that the WGA Script Noms were released, and as if you needed yet another reason to know that “Nobody knows anything,” as William Goldman said, just take a look at that list. Vicky Cristina Barcelona? Burn After Reading? These are the best original scripts of 2008? Are you kidding me?
The list below includes links to the scripts available for download.
Burn After Reading, written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Milk, written by Dustin Lance Black
Vicky Cristina Barcelona, written by Woody Allen
The Visitor, written by Tom McCarthy
The Wrestler, written by Robert Siegel
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Screenplay by Eric Roth; Screen Story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord; Based on the Short Story by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Dark Knight, Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan; Story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer; Based on Characters Appearing in Comic Books Published by DC Comics; Batman Created by Bob Kane
Doubt, Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley, Based on his Play
Frost/Nixon, Screenplay by Peter Morgan, Based on his Play
Slumdog Millionaire, Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy, Based on the Novel "Q and A" by Vikas Swarup
It should also be noted, as Variety did, “Among the omissions from the WGA kudos are a handful of pics with traction in other awards-season contests, including Revolutionary Road, Rachel Getting Married, The Reader, Gran Torino and Happy Go Lucky. Animated pics such as Wall-E and Kung Fu Panda are ineligible for WGA laurels because they were not penned under WGA contracts.”
Will blog about all these scripts in the near future.