Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2010 Writers and Producer's Guild award nominations--predictions and results

The real beginning of the Oscar season kicks off later today with the announcement of both the Producer's Guild and Writer's Guild nominations, which usually match up to the Academy's eventual wrap-up list. But, for the Writer's Guild, maybe the simiarities won't show this year. This is because so many titles-- The King's Speech, Toy Story 3, Another Year, Winter's Bone, Never Let Me Go, Scott Pilgrim and The Ghost Writer among them--are ineligible for the guild's award, probably because the authors are not part of the WGA. So, as far as the WGA goes, this is going to make for a very interesting list that you can bet your knickers won't be repeated by a starlet and the Academy president come nomination morn. Anyway, here are my predictions for the Writer's Guild nominees:

Black Swan (Story by Andres Heinz; screenplay by Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, and John J. McLaughlin)
The Fighter (Story by Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson & Keith Dorrington; screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
Greenberg (Story by Jennifer Jason Leigh and Noah Baumbach; screenplay by Noah Baumbach)
Inception (Written by Christopher Nolan)
The Kids are All Right (Written by Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg)

Please Give (Written by Nicole Holofcener)

127 Hours (Adapted by Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, based on the memoir Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston)
Rabbit Hole (Adapted by David Lindsay-Abaire, based on his play)
The Social Network (Adapted by Aaron Sorkin, based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich)
The Town (Adapted by Peter Craig and Ben Affleck & Aaron Stockard, based on the novel Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan)
True Grit (Adapted by Joel and Ethan Coen, based on the novel by Charles Portis)

OUT OF LEFT FIELD?: Let Me In (Adapted by Matt Reeves, based on the screenplay and novel Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist)


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; International Film Circuit
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

For my Producer's Guild predictions, I'll only list the films, since the producing credits are always mostly in dispute for a lot of titles til the last minute. Here, I go with:

127 Hours
Black Swan
The Fighter
The Ghost Writer
The Kids are All Right
The King's Speech
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit

Let's see what happens...


The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:
127 HOURS Producers: Danny Boyle, Christian Colson
BLACK SWAN Producers: Scott Franklin, Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver
THE FIGHTER Producers: David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Mark Wahlberg
INCEPTION Producers: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT Producers: Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, Celine Rattra
THE KING’S SPEECH Producers: Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin
THE SOCIAL NETWORK Producers: Dana Brunetti, Cean Chaffin, Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin
THE TOWN Producers: Basil Iwanyk, Graham King
TOY STORY 3 Producer: Darla K. Anderson
TRUE GRIT Producers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Scott Rudin

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:
DESPICABLE ME Producers: John Cohen, Janet Healy, Christopher Meledandri
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON Producer: Bonnie Arnold
TOY STORY 3 Producer: Darla K. Anderson

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures:
CLIENT 9: THE RISE AND FALL OF ELIOT SPITZER Producer(s): Awaiting final credit determination
EARTH MADE OF GLASS Producers: Reid Carolin, Deborah Scranton
INSIDE JOB Producers: Charles Ferguson, Audrey Marrs
SMASH HIS CAMERA Producers: Linda Saffire, Adam Schlesinger
THE TILLMAN STORY Producer: John Battsek
WAITING FOR ‘SUPERMAN’ Producer: Lesley Chilcott

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