2008 Writers Guild Awards Screen Nominees Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 10, 2008

2008 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS SCREEN NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

Los Angeles and New York – The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen during the 2007 season to be honored at the 2008 Writers Guild Awards held on February 9, 2008, in Los Angeles and New York.

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

JUNO, Written by Diablo Cody, Fox Searchlight

MICHAEL CLAYTON, Written by Tony Gilroy, Warner Bros. Pictures

THE SAVAGES, Written by Tamara Jenkins, Fox Searchlight

KNOCKED UP, Written by Judd Apatow, Universal Pictures

LARS AND THE REAL GIRL, Written by Nancy Oliver, MGM

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, Screenplay by Ethan Coen & Joel Coen, Based on the Novel by Cormac McCarthy, Miramax

THERE WILL BE BLOOD, Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson, Based on the Novel Oil by Upton Sinclair, Paramount Vantage

THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY, Screenplay by Ronald Harwood, Based on the Book by Jean-Dominique Bauby, Miramax

INTO THE WILD, Screenplay by Sean Penn, Based on the Book by Jon Krakauer, Paramount Vantage

ZODIAC, Screenplay by James Vanderbilt, Based on the Book by Robert Graysmith, Paramount Pictures

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

THE CAMDEN 28, Written by Anthony Giacchino, First Run Features

NANKING, Screenplay by Bill Guttentag & Dan Sturman & Elisabeth Bentley, Story by Bill Guttentag & Dan Sturman, THINKFilm

NO END IN SIGHT, Written by Charles Ferguson, Magnolia Pictures

THE RAPE OF EUROPA, Written by Richard Berge, Nicole Newnham and Bonni Cohen, Menemsha Films

SICKO, Written by Michael Moore, Lionsgate/The Weinstein Company

TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE, Written by Alex Gibney, THINKFilm

Feature films eligible for a Writers Guild Award were released in the year 2007 and produced under the jurisdiction of Writers Guild of America, East and West or affiliate guilds in Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, and New Zealand. There were 267 films eligible for nomination n the categories of Original Screenplay (164) and Adapted Screenplay (103).

Documentaries eligible for a Writers Guild Award featured an on-screen writing credit and were exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles or New York for one week in 2007. While the credited writers of these documentaries were required to join the WGAW’s Nonfiction Writers Caucus orWGAE Nonfiction Writers Caucus in order to be considered, scripts need not have been written under WGA jurisdiction to be considered.

The 2008 Writers Guild Awards will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2008, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City. For more information about the 2008 Writers Guild Awards, please visit www.wga.org or www.wgaeast.org.

For press inquiries about the 2008 Writers Guild Awards Los Angeles show, please contact Gregg Mitchell in the WGAW Communications Department at: (323) 782-4574, email: gmitchell@wga.org.

For press inquiries about the 2008 Writers Guild Awards New York show, please contact Sherry Goldman in the WGAE Public Relations Department at (718) 224-4133 or email: sherry@goldmanpr.net.

2008 Writers Guild Awards Screen Nominees Announced