WGA Nominations Announced

The Writers Guild of America has announced its nominations for outstanding achievement in screen in 2002.

Antwone Fisher, Bowling for Columbine, Far From Heaven, Gangs of New York and My Big Fat Greek Wedding have been nominated for the WGA’s best original screenplay award.

About a Boy, About Schmidt, Adaptation, Chicago and
The Hours meanwhile will contend for best adapted screenplay.

Screen Nominees

Original Screenplay

Antwone Fisher, Written by Antwone Fisher; Fox Searchlight

Bowling for Columbine, Written by Michael Moore; United Artists/Alliance Atlantis/Salter Street Films/Dog Eat Dog Films

Far From Heaven, Written by Todd Haynes; Focus Features

Gangs of New York, Screenplay by Jay Cocks and Steven Zaillian and Kenneth Lonergan, story by Jay Cocks; Miramax Films

My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Written by Nia Vardalos; Gold Circle Films/HBO/MPH Entertainment/Playtone

Adapted Screenplay

About a Boy, Screenplay by Peter Hedges and Chris Weitz & Paul Weitz, based on the novel by Nick Hornby; Universal Pictures/Studio Canal/Working Title Films/Tribeca Productions

About Schmidt, Screenplay by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor, based on the novel by Louis Begley; New Line Cinema

Adaptation, Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman and Donald Kaufman, based on the book The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean; Columbia Pictures

Chicago, Screenplay by Bill Condon, based on the musical play, book by Bob Fosse and Fred Ebb and the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins; Miramax Films

The Hours, Screenplay by David Hare, based on the novel by Michael Cunningham; Paramount Pictures/Miramax Films

Television Nominees

Animation–any length–one airing time (new category)

“The Bart Wants What It Wants” (The Simpsons), Written by John Frink & Don Payne; Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox Television; Fox

“Blame It on Lisa” (The Simpsons), Written by Bob Bendetson; Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox Television; Fox

“Godfellas” (Futurama), Written by Ken Keeler; 20th Century Fox Television; Fox

“Jaws Wired Shut” (The Simpsons), Written by Matt Selman; Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox Television; Fox

“My Own Private Rodeo” (King of the Hill), Written by Alex Gregory & Peter Huyck; 20th Century Fox Television Productions in association with Deedle-Dee Productions, Judgmental Films and 3 Arts Entertainment; Fox

Santa Baby! Written by Peter Bakalian & Suzanne Collins; Rankin/Bass; Fox

Original Long Form–over one hour–one or two parts, one or two airing times

Dor to Door, Written by William H. Macy & Steven Schachter; Turner Pages, Inc.; TNT

The Gathering Storm, Teleplay by Hugh Whitemore, Story by Larry Ramin and Hugh Whitemore; a Scott Free Production in association with HBO Films; HBO

Sins of the Father Written by John Pielmeier, based on the magazine article that appeared in Texas Monthly by Pamela Colloff; Artisan; FX

Strange Relations, Written by Tim Kazurinsky; Showtime; Granada Entertainment; Showtime

Adapted Long Form–over one hour–one or two parts, one or two airing times

“Batogne” (Band of Brothers), Written by Bruce C. McKenna, based on the book by Stephen E. Ambrose; DreamWorks/Playtone/HBO; HBO

Hysterical Blindness, Teleplay by Laura Cahill, based on the play by Laura Cahill; Hysterical Films, Inc.; HBO

Last Call, Screenplay by Henry Bromell, based on the memoir Against the Current: As I Remember F. Scott Fitzgerald by Frances Kroll Ring; Room 520/Barnstorm Films; Showtime

Mark Twain’s Roughing It, Teleplay by Steven H. Berman, based on the book Roughing It by Mark Twain; Larry Levinson Productions; Hallmark Channel

Episodic Drama–any length, one airing time

“Game On” (The West Wing), Written by Aaron Sorkin & Paul Redford; John Wells Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television; NBC
“In Place of Anger” (Six Feet Under), Written by Christian Taylor; Six Feet Productions; HBO

“Nino Del Polvo” (Resurrection Boulevard), Written by Robert Eisele; Showtime; Viacom Productions, Inc.; Patagonia House; Showtime

“On the Beach” (ER), Written by John Wells; Constant C Productions; Amblin Television; Warner Bros. Television; NBC

Pilot (The Education of Max Bickford), Written by Dawn Prestwich & Nicole Yorkin; 20th Century Fox Television; CBS

“Whoever Did This” (The Sopranos), Written by Robin Green & Mitchell Burgess; Soprano Productions, Inc.; HBO

Episodic Comedy–any length, one airing time

“Change of Address” (Sex and the City), Written by Julie Rottenberg & Elisa Zuritsky; Darren Star Productions in association with HBO Original Programming; HBO

“I Heart NY” (Sex and the City), Written by Michael Patrick King; Darren Star Productions in association with HBO Original Programming; HBO

Pilot (The Bernie Mac Show), Written by Larry Wilmore; Regency Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television; FOX

“My First Day”, (pilot, Scrubs), Written by Bill Lawrence; Touchstone Television Productions; NBC

“Plus One is the Loneliest Number” (Sex and the City), Written by Cindy Chupack; Darren Star Productions in association with HBO Original Programming; HBO

“Rooms With a View” (Frasier), Written by Dan O’ Shannon & Lori Kirkland & Bob Daily; Grub Street Productions in association with Paramount Pictures; NBC

“The Wedding” (Ed), Written by Rob Burnett & Jon Beckerman; Viacom Productions in association with Worldwide Pants, Inc. and NBC Studios; NBC

Comedy/Variety—Music, Awards, Tributes–Specials–any length

The Kennedy Center Honors Written by Don Baer and George Stevens, Jr., Film Sequences Written by Sara Lukinson; A George Stevens Jr. Presentation – Kennedy Center Television Productions, Inc.; CBS

NBC 75th Anniversary Special, Written by Doug Abeles, James Anderson, Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Charlie Grandy, Steve Higgins, Lorne Michaels, Paula Pell, Herb Sargent, Michael Schur, Michael Shoemaker; Broadway Video in association with NBC Studios; NBC

Comedy/Variety–(including talk) Series

Dennis Miller Live, Written by Eddie Feldmann, Jose Arroyo, Richard Dahm, David Feldman, Jim Hanna, Rob Z. Kutner, Kirsten McFarland, Dennis Miller, Jacob Sager Weinstein; Happy Family Productions; HBO

Late Night With Conan O’Brien, Written by Mike Sweeney, Chris Albers, Andy Blitz, Kevin Dorff, Jonathan Glaser, Michael Gordon, Brian Kiley, Michael Koman, Brian McCann, Guy Nicolucci, Conan O’Brien, Andrew Secunda, Allison Silverman, Robert Smigel, Brian Stack, Andrew Weinberg; Broadway Video; NBC

Mad TV, Writing Supervised by Scott King, Written by Dick Blasucci, Garry Campbell, Lauren Dombrowski, Bryan Adams, Bruce McCoy, Michael Hitchcock, Steven Cragg, Chris Cluess, John Crane, Jennifer Joyce, Tami Sagher, Devon Shepard, Rich Talarico, Jim Wise, Kal Clarke, Sultan Pepper, Bill Kelley, Maiya Williams, Dino Stamatopoulos; QDE/Girl Group; FOX

Saturday Night Live, Written by Tina Fey, Doug Abeles, Leo Allen, James Anderson, Max Brooks, James Downey, James Eagan, Hugh Fink, Charlie Grandy, Jack Handey, Steve Higgins, Erik Kenward, Dennis McNicholas, Lorne Michaels, Corwin Moore, Matt Murray, Paula Pell, Matt Piedmont, Ken Scarborough, Michael Schur, Frank Sebastiano, T. Sean Shannon, Eric Slovin, Robert Smigel, Emily Spivey, Andrew Steele, Scott Wainio, Jerry Collins, Tom David; Broadway Video in association with SNL Studios; NBC

Daytime Serials

Guiding Light, Written by Millee Taggart, Lucky Gold, Christopher Dunn, Tita Bell, Jill Lorie Hurst, Penelope Koechl, David Kreizman, Eleanor Labine, Alan Madison, Danielle Paige, A.J. Pierce, Janet Reed Ahearn, Susan Rice, David Rupel, Melissa Salmons, Eddie Sanchez, Lisa Seidman, David Smilow; Procter & Gamble; CBS

The Young and the Restless, Written by Kay Alden, Trent Jones, John F. Smith, Jerry Birn, Jim Houghton, Natalie Minardi, Janice Ferri, Eric Freiwald, Joshua McCaffrey, Michael Minnis, Rex M. Best; Columbia TriStar; CBS

Children’s Script

Elmo’s World: Happy Holidays!, Written by Christine Ferraro; Sesame Workshop; PBS

Off Season, Written by Glenn Gers; Showtime Networks, Inc.; Showtime

Our America, Teleplay by Gordon Rayfield, Based on the book “Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago” by Lealan Jones, Lloyd Newman and David Isay; Joseph Stern Productions; All Media, Inc.; Showtime

The Red Sneakers, Teleplay by Mark Saltzman, Story by Jeffrey Rubin; Lynch Entertainment, Tom Lynch Company, RS Productions, Ltd., Showtime Networks, Inc.; Showtime

Documentary–Current Events

Bioterror (Nova), Written by Matthew Collins; A Nova Production by the New York Times/ Granada Factuals USA and Lone Wolf Pictures, Inc., for WGBH/ Boston in association with Channel 4 Television; PBS

The Man Who Knew (Frontline), Written by Michael J. Kirk, Kirk Documentary Group; PBS

9/11, Written by Tom Forman & Greg Kandra; Goldfish Pictures, Inc.; CBS

Rollover: The Hidden Story of the SUV (Frontline), Written by Marc Shaffer & Barak Goodman; 10/20 Productions; PBS

Documentary–Other Than Current Events
America’s First River, Part One, Written by Tom Spain; WNET/Educational Broadcasting Corp.; Public Affairs Television; PBS

Empire State Building Ironworker (A Day in their Lives), Written by Peter Hankoff; Termite Art Productions; History Channel; History Channel

Evolution of a Revolution (Founding Brothers), Written by Kelly McPherson and Melissa Jo Peltier & Allison MacEwan; MPH Entertainment Inc.; History Channel; History Channel

Monkey Trial (American Experience), Written by Christine Lesiak; WGBH Educational Foundation; PBS

News–Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin or Breaking Report

Attack on America Written by Jerry Cipriano, Paul Fischer, Thomas Harris, Hugh Heckman, Bruce Meyer; CBS Evening News; CBS

September 11th Controllers, Written by Jonathan W. Kaplan; CBS