Thursday, January 06, 2011

2011 Screenplay Writey Nominees Announced

See 'em while they're still Guildy.


Black Swan, Screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin; Story by Andres Heinz; Fox Searchlight

The Fighter, Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Paramount Pictures

Inception, Written by Christopher Nolan; Warner Bros.

The Kids Are All Right, Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg; Focus Features

Please Give, Written by Nicole Holofcener; Sony Pictures Classics


127 Hours, Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy; Based on the book Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston; Fox Searchlight

I Love You Phillip Morris, Written by John Requa & Glenn Ficarra; Based on the book by Steven McVicker; Roadside Attractions

The Social Network, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich; Sony Pictures

The Town, Screenplay by Peter Craig and Ben Affleck & Aaron Stockard; Based on the novel Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan; Warner Bros.

True Grit, Screenplay by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen; Based on the novel by Charles Portis; Paramount Pictures


Enemies of the People, Written, Directed, Filmed and Produced by Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath; International Film Circuit

Freedom Riders, Written, Produced and Directed by Stanley Nelson; American Experience

Gasland, Written and Directed by Josh Fox; HBO Documentary Films and International WOW Company

Inside Job, Produced, Written and Directed by Charles Ferguson; Co-written by Chad Beck, Adam Bolt; Sony Pictures Classics

The Two Escobars, Written by Michael Zimbalist, Jeff Zimbalist; ESPN Films

Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him)?, Written and Directed by John Scheinfeld; Lorber Films


Anonymous Idea Factory said...

Thank you for posting the screenplay nominees. However, I find myself saddened to see that the television nominees have been neglected. I understand Guildy or Not Guildy is dedicated to informing Guild members about the availability of free, high-quality entertainment. I posit this; what is television if not the definition of your mission statement? You should be ashamed of yourself.

9:03 AM  
Blogger Coach said...

Let me clear up a misconception you might have. Screenplay Writey nominations are not posted to honor their achievement. Far from. Once screenplay Writey nominations are announced each year, it's common practice that those movies, and those movie alone, remain Guildy, assuming they're still in theaters. It's in the service of G.O.N.G. readers that I post them.

A fair criticism could be that I should just limit nominee listings to those movies still playing theatrically. G.O.N.G. readers have grown accustomed to learning the latest news on what films are available for the economically minded writer without fear of comment, editorial, or promotion. The inclusion of, say, "Please Give" in a post well after its run has ended admittedly does not meet the mission of this site and will be duly considered in future postings. Thank you for giving the editor of this site one to grow on.

One final note: Suggesting that the purpose of this site is to inform on "the availability of free, high-quality entertainment" really fails to capture the precision of this resource. Any writer knows you wouldn't use a Mont Blanc to pen a limerick; G.O.N.G. is not the place to plan a night of TV. There are countless tools you can use to do that.

Thanks for reading.

12:14 PM  
Anonymous Idea Factory said...

As an anonymous but influential group with nearly a century of collective Guild membership, it is nevertheless news to us that nominees remain "Guildy", per your crude parlance, as long as their pictures remain in theaters. Perhaps this precise resource could have brought such arcanum to its readers attention.

Furthermore, a Mont Blanc is a midrange pen, and even the world's most expensive writing instrument, an Aurora Diamante or Griffard's Millenial InkHawk for example, would be a suitable instrument for a limerick. To paraphrase Yeats, the epic poem and the dirty story share equal part in the literary glory. Stop alienating your reader!

8:11 AM  
Blogger Coach said...

To further clarify, nominees in theaters customarily remain Guildy only through the end of the Writey voting period, not the entire length of its theatrical run. As far as this site has come in educating its readership, it's constantly invigorating to see how far there is yet still to travel.

Your remark comparing Mont Blanc pens unfavorably to a gewgaw such as the Aurora Diamante is a matter of personal preference, I suppose. Mont Blanc is the standard by which all pens have been measured for over a century and hardly needs any defense of its venerated reputation. You strike me as the sort who is, like, wicked stoked to witness the splendors of Dubai someday. As for the Millenial (sic) InkHawk, I freely admit its craftsmanship has no equal and am envious of all those brave souls who have temporarily wrested it from that evil mage's grasp to scribble down what are most certainly their final fragments of thought.

As an aside, the Golden Globes obviously provide countless breathtaking moments each year, but none more so than the final minutes of each broadcast. The anticipation is delicious for the viewer, who never knows whether the marquee presentation to close the show will be the top awards in film or in television, wonderfully allowing both media to "share equal part," as it were.

Thanks for reading.

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Idea Factory said...

I will have you know that InkHawk spells "Millenial" as written. It is not a reference to time. I would also point out that we have overlooked a variety of spelling and grammatical errors in your postings. Thank you for your hard work and praise Jesus.

9:39 AM  

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