Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Golden Apples, Oranges, Kumquats

Today the WGA announced its nominees for the best screenplays of 2005, the usual mixed bag cinematic buffet that reminds me to get out of the damn house to see some movies and/or stop filling my Netflix queue with well-intentioned, earnest, thoughtfully paced foreign films that I will never watch.


  • CINDERELLA MAN, Screenplay by Cliff Hollingsworth and Akiva Goldsman, Story by Cliff Hollingsworth

  • CRASH, Screenplay by Paul Haggis & Bobby Moresco, Story by Paul Haggis

  • THE 40 YEAR-OLD VIRGIN, Written by Judd Apatow & Steve Carell

  • GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK, Written by George Clooney & Grant Heslov

  • THE SQUID AND THE WHALE, Written by Noah Baumbach

    How nice to see a comedy in there! That Murrow guy was hilarious.


  • BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, Screenplay by Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana, Based on the Short Story by Annie Proulx

  • CAPOTE, Screenplay by Dan Futterman, Based on the Book by Gerald Clarke

  • THE CONSTANT GARDENER, Screenplay by Jeffrey Caine, Based on the Novel by John le CarrĂ©

  • A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, Screenplay by Josh Olson, Based on the Graphic Novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke

  • SYRIANA, Written by Stephen Gaghan, Based on the Book "See No Evil" by Robert Baer

    Cowboy-on-cowboy action will not be denied, people.

    Anonymous said...

    Brokeback and Good Night take it here and with the Academy.

    Anonymous said...

    Also think they should have honored Woody for Match Point instead of Cinderella Man.

    And also Roth/Kushner for Munich. Not Gaghan.

    Scott the Reader said...

    Was Munich based on a book?

    Fun Joel said...

    I have a lot of these to see as well, so let me know if you want to see any together. And just so you know I'm on the up-and-up, your boyfriend's welcome to come along too! ;-)

    Kira said...

    Scott, I gather so: IMDb says it was based on George Jonas' book VENGEANCE.

    MUNICH I'm really looking forward to. Kushner is like unto a god, as far as I'm concerned.

    Sounds good, FJ, let's see how schedules jibe!