LOGAN Secures WGA Nomination; Is A Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar Nomination Around The Corner?

LOGAN Secures WGA Nomination; Is A Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar Nomination Around The Corner?

LOGAN Secures WGA Nomination; Is A Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar Nomination Around The Corner?

The Writers Guild of America has revealed that Hugh Jackman's Logan will compete against Call Me by Your Name, The Disaster Artist, Molly's Game and Mudbound in the Adapted Screenplay category.

Despite failing to secure any Golden Globe or Screen Actors Guild nominations, Logan is being recognized for its exceptional screenplay by the Writers Guild of America.  Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green wrote the screenplay, while Mangold also receives story credit.  Other films competing in the WGA Adapted Screenplay category include:
  • Call Me by Your Name, screenplay by James Ivory; based on the novel by André Aciman; Sony Pictures Classics
  • The Disaster Artist, screenplay by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber; based on the book The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell; A24
  • Molly's Game, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the Book by Molly Bloom; STX Entertainment
  • Mudbound, Screenplay by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees; Based on the Novel by Hillary Jordan; Netflix
Below, check out last year's the WGA Adapted Screenplay Nominees and notice the overlap with the Academy Award Best Adapted Screenplay Nominees.

2017 Writers Guild of America Adapted Screenplay Nominees (February 19, 2017) 2016 Academy Award Best Adapted Screenplay Nominees (February 26, 2017)
Arrival, screenplay by Eric Heisserer; based on the story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang (winner)  Arrival, screenplay by Eric Heisserer; based on the story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang
Deadpool, written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick; based on the X-Men comic books Lion, screenplay by Luke Davies; based on the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley
Fences, screenplay by August Wilson; based on his play Fences, screenplay by August Wilson; based on his play
Hidden Figures, screenplay by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi; based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly Hidden Figures, screenplay by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi; based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly
Nocturnal Animals, screenplay by Tom Ford; based on the novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright Moonlight, screenplay by Barry Jenkins;  based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue (winner)
   

Three out of the five 2017 WGA nominations went on to receive an Oscar nomination. Of course, what sticks out is the fact that Deadpool received a WGA nomination but didn't receive an Academy Award nomination. While it's veritably difficult for comic book films to received consideration by the Academy for categories outside of costumes and VFX, however, the fact that Hugh Jackman is retiring from the role could give Logan the extra weight it needs to tip the scales in its favor.

The nominations for this year's Academy Awards will be announced to the public on January 23.
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