Alex Corbet Burcher, Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Columbia Pictures

The Writer's Guild Awards nominations are officially here, and several award season favorites have added another notch to their Academy Award-potential belt.

Unsurprisingly, Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln continue to cement their Oscar frontrunner status, as the films were nominated for Original Screenplay and Adapted Screenplay, respectively.

Argo, Life of Pi, and Silver Linings Playbook also nabbed noms, as did documentaries The Central Park Five, The Invisible War and Mea Maxima Culpa

As for the snubs?

Les Misérables and Django Unchained failed to make the cut, even though both flicks received Golden Globe and Producers Guild of America nominations

The winners will be announced at the 2013 Writers Guild Awards on Feb. 17, 2013, during simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles.

Here's a complete list of the 2013 noms:


  • Flight, written by John Gatins; Paramount Pictures
  • Looper, written by Rian Johnson; TriStar Pictures
  • The Master, written by Paul Thomas Anderson; The Weinstein Company
  • Moonrise Kingdom, written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola; Focus Features
  • Zero Dark Thirty, written by Mark Boal; Columbia Pictures


  • Argo, screenplay by Chris Terrio; Based on a selection from The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired magazine article "The Great Escape" by Joshuah Bearman; Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Life of Pi, screenplay by David Magee; based on the novel by Yann Martel; 20th Century Fox
  • Lincoln, screenplay by Tony Kushner; based in part on the book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin; DreamWorks Pictures
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower, screenplay by Stephen Chbosky; based on his book; Summit Entertainment
  • Silver Linings Playbook, screenplay by David O. Russell; based on the novel by Matthew Quick; The Weinstein Company 


  • The Central Park Five, written by Sarah Burns, David McMahon and Ken Burns; Sundance Selects
  • The Invisible War, written by Kirby Dick; Cinedigm Entertainment Group
  • Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, written by Alex Gibney; HBO Documentary Films
  • Searching for Sugar Man, written by Malik Bendejelloul; Sony Pictures Classics
  • We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists, written by Brian Knappenberger; Cinetic Media
  • West of Memphis, written by Amy Berg & Billy McMillin; Sony Pictures Classics
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