2022 Writers Guild Awards: Film Screenplay Nominees

The 2022 Writers Guild Awards screenplay nominations were announced January 27. This year’s eligibility period was March 1-December 31, 2021. The winners will be named at the joint 2022 WGA Awards on Sunday, March 20.

Nominees of genre interest are: in the Original Screenplay category, Don’t Look Up by Adam McKay; and in the Adapted Screenplay category, Dune by Jon Spaihts and Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth; and Nightmare Alley, by Guillermo del Toro and Kim Morgan.

The complete list of nominees follows.

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

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