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2021 Writers Guild Awards Nominations: The Full List

Judas and the Black Messiah and Palm Springs are among the film nominees, while The Boys and The Mandalorian headline TV.

by | February 16, 2021 | Comments

This morning the Writer’s Guild of America announced the nominees for outstanding screenwriting in 2021. The feature films eligible for WGA had some notable absences due to the writers guild’s strict rules for membership, with favored titles like Soul, Mank, and Oscar Best Picture front runner Nomadland all deemed ineligible by the WGA governing body.

Still, today’s nominations will give a welcomed boom for Promising Young Woman and Palm Spring both of whom hope to compete for the Best Screenplay prizes at the Academy Awards. The Television Nominations that were announced earlier this month are also included here with AMC’s Better Call Saul leading nominations with 5 total. Read on for the full list of the Writers Guild of America’s Television and Film nominees.

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FILM


BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
95% Palm Springs (2020)
90% Promising Young Woman (2020)
97% Sound of Metal (2019)
89% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)


BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
85% Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)
97% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)
88% News of the World (2020)
98% One Night in Miami (2020)
92% The White Tiger (2021)


BEST DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

100% All In: The Fight for Democracy (2020)
96% The Dissident (2020)
82% Herb Alpert Is... (2020)
96% Red Penguins (2019)
99% Totally Under Control (2020)


TELEVISION


COMEDY SERIES
94% Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 10 (2020)
89% The Great: Season 1 (2020)
100% PEN15: Season 2 (2020)
92% Ted Lasso: Season 1 (2020)
98% What We Do in the Shadows: Season 2 (2020)


DRAMA SERIES

99% Better Call Saul: Season 5 (2020)
97% The Boys: Season 2 (2020)
96% The Crown: Season 4 (2020)
93% The Mandalorian: Season 2 (2020)
98% Ozark: Season 3 (2020)


NEW SERIES

79% Dave: Season 1 (2020)
97% The Flight Attendant: Season 1 (2020)
89% The Great: Season 1 (2020)
88% Lovecraft Country: Season 1 (2020)
92% Ted Lasso: Season 1 (2020)


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