2016 Writers Guild Awards Recognize Trainwreck

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The Writers Guild of America has announced their nominees for 2015’s finest achievements in screenwriting.

Perhaps the most pleasant surprise among the bunch is Amy Schumer’s hit comedy Trainwreck scoring a Best Original Screenplay nomination. Does this mean that Schumer will follow in the same footsteps of comedian Kristen Wiig, who received a screenplay Oscar nomination for Bridesmaids?

Check out the full list of nominees below:

Best Original Screenplay:

Bridge of Spies: Written by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
Sicario: Written by Taylor Sheridan
Spotlight: Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy
Straight Outta Compton: Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by
S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff
Trainwreck: Written by Amy Schumer

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Big Short: Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay; Based on the Book by Michael Lewis
Carol: Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy; Based on the Novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
The Martian: Screenplay by Drew Goddard; Based on the Novel by Andy Weir
Steve Jobs: Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the Book by Walter Isaacson
Trumbo: Written by John McNamara; Based on the Biography by Bruce Cook

Best Documentary Screenplay

Being Canadian: Written by Robert Cohen
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief: Written by Alex Gibney
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck: Written by Brett Morgen
Prophet’s Prey: Written by Amy J. Berg

The WGA winners will be announced on February 13, 2016.

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About Nick Spake

Nick Spake has been working as an entertainment writer for the past ten years, but he's been a lover of film ever since seeing the opening sequence of The Lion King. Movies are more than just escapism to Nick, they're a crucial part of our society that shape who we are. He now serves as the Features Editor at Flickreel and author of its regular column, 'Nick Flicks'.

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