Everything, Top Gun, Menu nominated for WGA Screenplay Awards

(WGA Film Noms)

Coming on the heels of yesterday’s Oscar nominations, the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in screenwriting during 2022.

Everything Everywhere All at Once, Top Gun: Maverick, Women Talking and The Fabelmans are among the films nominated in the film categories for the 75th annual awards and in the Adapted Screenplay Category the guild nominated Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Top Gun: Maverick and Women Talking, along with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and She Said.

The very twisted dark horror comedy, The Menu and Jordan Peele’s Nope were also nominated in the Original category.

Disqualified scripts include The Banshees of Inisherin and Triangle of Sadness in the original category and Living and All Quiet on the Western Front. All were nominated for Oscars. In adapted. Aftersun, Empire of Light, The Whale and Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio were among the other scripts not eligible for a Writers Guild Award nomination.

The scripts were disqualified from competition because they were not written under the WGA Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA) or under a bona fide collective bargaining agreement of the Writers Guild of Canada, Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, Writers Guild of Ireland, Writers’ Guild of South Africa, New Zealand Writers Guild, Film Writers’ Association (India), La Guilde Francaise des Scénaristes (France), Scriptwriters Guild of Israel, Société des Auteurs de Radio, Télévision et Cinéma (Québec), or Verband Deutscher Drehbuchautoren (VDD/Germany), collectively known as affiliate Guilds.

In the WGA’s documentary screenplay category, the nominees were 2nd Chance, Downfall: The Case Against Boeing, Last Flight Home, Moonage Daydream and Viva Maestro!


Below are the WGA nominees:


  • Everything Everywhere All At Once, Written by Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert; A24   
  • The Fabelmans, Written by Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner; Universal Pictures        
  • The Menu, Written by Seth Reiss & Will Tracy; Searchlight Pictures                                 
  • Nope, Written by Jordan Peele; Universal Pictures                                                             
  • Tár, Written by Todd Field; Focus Features                                                                         


  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Screenplay by Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole, Story by Ryan Coogler, Based on the Marvel Comics; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures             
  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Written by Rian Johnson; Netflix                             
  • She Said, Screenplay by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Based on the New York Times Investigation by Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey and Rebecca Corbett and the Book She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey; Universal Pictures                                                                                    
  • Top Gun: Maverick, Screenplay by Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie, Story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks, Based on Characters Created by Jim Cash & Jack Epps, Jr.; Paramount Pictures
  • Women Talking, Screenplay by Sarah Polley, Based upon the Book by Miriam Toews; Orion Pictures/MGM


  • 2nd Chance, Written by Ramin Bahrani; Showtime Documentary Films
  • Downfall: The Case Against Boeing, Written by Mark Bailey & Keven McAlester; Netflix
  • Last Flight Home, Written by Ondi Timoner; MTV Documentary Films
  • Moonage Daydream, Written by Brett Morgen; Neon
  • ¡Viva Maestro!, Written by Theodore Braun; Greenwich Entertainment

The 2023 WGA Awards (75th Annual) will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2023 at concurrent ceremonies at New York’s Edison Ballroom and Los Angeles’ Fairmont Century Plaza.

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