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 Carré
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.