Wakanda Forever, Nope Secure WGA Nominations after Oscar Snubs

After Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was not nominated for a screenplay (or best picture) for the Oscars and Jordan Peele’s no was completely omitted, both films are recognized by the Writer’s Guild of America. The WGA feature film nominations have been announced and include not only Marvel Studios’ sequel and Peele’s latest film, but also a few other anomalies from the Academy Awards, including Searchlight Pictures thriller/satire The Menu and Universal’s She Said, based on the New York Times Investigation of Harvey Weinstein.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever garnered multiple nominations from The Academy Awards this week, including Best Visual Effects, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Original Song, and Best Supporting Actress for star Angela Bassett. The first film won three awards in 2019 and looks set to win again in the Best Costume Design category. Jordan Peeles no however, walked away empty-handed, with no nominations in any category, despite being shortlisted in a few categories previously. Peele’s debut in 2017 Get out won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar when it was released and even got a Best Picture nomination.

Below are the full nominations for the Writer’s Guild of America Awards.

ORIGINAL SCREEN

  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (A24) – Written by Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert
  • “The Fabelmans” (Universal Pictures) – Written by Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner
  • “The Menu” (Searchlight Pictures) – Written by Seth Reiss & Will Tracy
  • “Nope” (Universal Pictures) – Written by Jordan Peele
  • “Tár” (Focus Functions) – Written by Todd Field

CUSTOMIZED SCREEN

  • “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (Marvel Studios) – Screenplay by Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole, Story by Ryan Coogler, based on Marvel Comics
  • “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” (Netflix) – Written by Rian Johnson
  • “She Said” (Universal Pictures) – Screenplay by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, based on the New York Times research by Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey and Rebecca Corbett and the book She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
  • “Top Gun: Maverick” (Paramount Pictures) – Screenplay by Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie, story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks, based on characters created by Jim Cash & Jack Epps, Jr.
  • “Women Talking” (MGM/United Artists Releasing) – Screenplay by Sarah Polley, based on the book by Miriam Toews

DOCUMENTARY SCREEN

  • “2nd Chance” (Showtime Documentaries) written by Ramin Bahrani
  • “Downfall: The Case Against Boeing” (Netflix), written by Mark Bailey and Keven McAlester
  • “Last Flight Home” (MTV Documentary) Written by Ondi Timoner
  • “Moonage Daydream” (Neon) Written by Brett Morgen
  • “¡Viva Maestro!” (Greenwich Entertainment) – Written by Theodore Braun

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