The nominations for the Writers Guild of America Awards 2021 were announced earlier today, and Ramin Bahrani’s screenplay for Netflix’s The White Tiger, starring Priyanka Chopra, has been nominated in the Best Adapted Screenplay category.
Many fan favourites like Judas and the Black Messiah, The Trial of the Chicago 7, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and Sound of Metal also found a place on the list. However, due to the strict guidelines in the WGA about membership, many popular titles like Soul, Mank, and Nomadland were deemed ineligible for the award and failed to make the list.
The Writers Guild Awards are bestowed annually to honour outstanding writing in film, television, new media, news (broadcast and digital), radio/audio, and promotional categories. This year’s Writers Guild Awards will be held on March 21.
Here are the nominees:
Best Original Screenplay:
Judas and the Black Messiah – Screenplay by Will Berson and Shaka King, Story by Will Berson and Shaka King, and Kenny Lucas and Keith Lucas
Palm Springs – Screenplay by Andy Siara, Story by Andy Siara and Max Barbakow
Promising Young Woman – Written by Emerald Fennell
Sound of Metal – Screenplay by Darius Marder and Abraham Marder, Story by Darius Marder and Derek Cianfrance
The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Written by Aaron Sorkin
Best Adapted Screenplay:
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Swimer, Peter Baynham, Erica Rivinoja, Dan Mazer, Jena Friedman, Lee Kern; Story by Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Swimer, Nina Pedrad; Based on characters created by Sacha Baron Cohen
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Screenplay by Ruben Santiago-Hudson; Based on the play written by August Wilson
News of the World – Screenplay by Paul Greengrass and Luke Davies; Based upon the novel by Paulette Jiles
One Night in Miami – Screenplay by Kemp Powers; Based on the stage play One Night in Miami by Kemp Powers
The White Tiger – Screenplay by Ramin Bahrani; Based on the book The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
Best Documentary Screenplay
All In: The Fight for Democracy – Written by Jack Youngelson
The Dissident – Written by Mark Monroe and Bryan Fogel
Herb Alpert Is… – Written by John Scheinfeld
Red Penguins – Written by Gabe Polsky
Totally Under Control – Written by Alex Gibney