Woody Allen picked up his 20th Best Original Screenplay nod for Midnight in Paris and will compete with 50/50, Bridesmaids, Win Win and Young Adult.
And Steve Zaillian will compete against himself for adapting The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Moneyball. The rest of the Best Adapted Screenplay category features The Descendants, The Help and Hugo.
Meanwhile, Better This World, If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, Nostalgia for the Light, Pina and Position Among The Stars will compete for the Best Documentary Screenplay prize.
The WGA will also honour writing partners Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick with the 2012 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television at the prizegiving in February (12).