Friday, October 7, 2022

The 2022 Writers Guild Of America (WGA) Winners

By Matt Neglia 

​The Writers Guild Of America (WGA) have announced their winners representing the best in screenwriting for the 2021 film year.

Click below to see the winners.

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Being the Ricardos – Written by Aaron Sorkin (Amazon Studios)
Don’t Look Up – Screenplay by Adam McKay, Story by Adam McKay & David Sirota (Netflix)
The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun – Screenplay by Wes Anderson, Story by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola & Hugo Guinness & Jason Schwartzman (Searchlight Pictures)
King Richard – Written by Zach Baylin (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Licorice Pizza – Written by Paul Thomas Anderson (United Artists)

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
CODA – Screenplay by Siân Heder, Based on the Original Motion Picture La Famille Belier Directed by Eric Lartigau, Written by Victoria Bedos, Stanislas Carree de Malberg, Eric Lartigau and Thomas Bidegain; Apple
Dune – Screenplay by Jon Spaihts and Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth, Based on the novel Dune Written by Frank Herbert; Warner Bros. Pictures
Nightmare Alley – Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro & Kim Morgan, Based on the Novel by William Lindsay Gresham (Searchlight Pictures)
Tick, Tick…Boom! – Screenplay by Steven Levenson, Based on the play by Jonathan Larson (Netflix)
West Side Story – Screenplay by Tony Kushner, Based on the Stage Play, Book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Play Conceived, Directed and Choreographed by Jerome Robbins (20th Century Studios)

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY
Being Cousteau – Written by Mark Monroe & Pax Wasserman (National Geographic)
Exposing Muybridge – Written by Marc Shaffer (Inside Out Media)
Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres – Written by Suzanne Joe Kai (StudioLA.TV)

What are your predictions for Best Original and Adapted Screenplay? Check out the full list of winners including television here. You can see our updated Oscar predictions here. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.

You can follow Matt and hear more of his thoughts on the Oscars and Film on Twitter at @NextBestPicture

Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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