Writers Guild of America nominates 'Carol,' 'Spotlight,' 'Trainwreck,' 'The Big Short'

By Karen Butler  |  Jan. 7, 2016 at 9:52 AM
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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominees for its annual WGA Awards for film.

They are --

Original Screenplay

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

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

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

Winners will be honored at the 2016 Writers Guild Awards on Feb. 13 at concurrent ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City.

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