The Writers Guild of America (WGA) has unveiled its nominations for the 2017 WGA Awards which will be held simultaneously in Los Angeles and New York on Feb. 19.  Black cinema is continuing to thrive as award’s season favorites, Moonlight, Loving, Hidden Figures, and Fences add top nominations to their respective belts.

Moonlight, Fences, and Hidden Figures received nominations in the adapted screenplay category alongside Arrival, Deadpool, and Nocturnal Animals.

Loving and Moonlight both received nominations in the original screenplay category alongside Hell or High Water, La La Land, and Manchester by the Sea.

To put things in perspective, this year 336 films are in the running for Best Picture at the Oscars; however, only 60 of these films had original scripts that could be eligible for WGA recognition, and only 55 had adapted screenplays that could contend.

Check out the list of nominees below! The complete list (including radio, episodic, new media, etc.) can be found here.


Hell or High Water, Written by Taylor Sheridan; CBS Films

La La Land, Written by Damien Chazelle; Lionsgate

Loving, Written by Jeff Nichols; Focus Features

Manchester by the Sea, Written by Kenneth Lonergan; Amazon Studios/Roadside Attractions

Moonlight, Written by Barry Jenkins, Story by Tarell McCraney; A24


Arrival, Screenplay by Eric Heisserer; Based on the Story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang; Paramount Pictures

Deadpool, Written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick; Based on the X-Men Comic Books; Twentieth Century Fox Film

Fences, Screenplay by August Wilson; Based on his Play; Paramount Pictures

Hidden Figures, Screenplay by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi; Based on the Book by Margot Lee Shetterly; Twentieth Century Fox Film

Nocturnal Animals, Screenplay by Tom Ford; Based on the Novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright; Focus Features


Author: The JT LeRoy Story, Written by Jeff Feuerzeig; Amazon Studios

Command and Control, Telescript by Robert Kenner and Eric Schlosser, Story by Brian Pearle and Kim Roberts; Based on the book Command and Control by Eric Schlosser; American Experience Films

Zero Days, Written by Alex Gibney; Magnolia Pictures