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Writers Guild of America Awards: All the details

Movies would never get made without a story. And who creates the story? The writers, of course. The 2013 Writers Guild of America Awards — awarded in ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles on Feb. 17 — will honor those who dream up the stories we love.

2013 Writers Guild Awards

Castle‘s Nathan Fillion is tapped to host the 2013 Writers Guild Awards, with presenters that read like a who’s who list of Hollywood.

And just who’s on tap to present? So far, the WGA will feature Zero Dark Thirty star Jessica Chastain, Modern Family stars Julie Bowen, Eric Stonestreet and Rico Rodriguez, Private Practice’s Kate Walsh, Castle‘s Stana Katic, Parks and Recreation stars Amy Poehler and Adam Scott, Everybody Loves Raymond star Brad Garrett and Key and Peele creators Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele.


The big question: Who is nominated? You’ll notice some familiar names, though you probably won’t recognize the name of the actual brains behind the work: The writers.

Original Screenplay

  • Flight — Written by John Gatins
  • Looper Written by Rian Johnson
  • The Master — Written by Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Moonrise Kingdom Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
  • Zero Dark Thirty Written by Mark Boal

Adapted Screenplay

  • Argo — Screenplay by Chris Terrio and based on the book The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired article “The Great Escape” by Joshuah Bearman
  • Life of Pi Screenplay by David Magee and based on the book by Yann Martel
  • Lincoln Screenplay by Tony Kushner and based on the book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower Screenplay and original story by Stephen Chbosky
  • Silver Linings Playbook — Screenplay by David O. Russell and based on the book by Matthew Quick

Documentary Screenplay

  • The Central Park Five Written by Sarah Burns, David McMahon and Ken Burns
  • The Invisible War Written by Kirby Dick
  • Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God Written by Alex Gibney
  • Searching for Sugar Man Written by Malik Bendejelloul
  • We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists Written by Brian Knappenberger
  • West of Memphis Written by Amy Berg & Billy McMillin

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