Producers Guild Nominations are extremely influential when it comes to predicting Oscars gold for best picture. These are the hopefuls:
The Kids are All Right
The King's Speech
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
No surprise here, like, at all. And for the first time in years, I've seen them all. My bet is on The Social Network taking the big prize, with the Black Swan being, well, the black swan to steal its thunder. But, nah.
How to Train your Dragon
Toy Story 3
I'm very disappointed that The Illusionist did not make the list (though not surprised). It was probably the one picture that would really benefit from the awards season, and it certainly deserves its spotlight.
Client 9: the rise and fall of Eliot Spitzer
Earth Made of Glass
Smash His Camera
The Tillman Story
Waiting for "Superman"
Other than Inside Job and Superman, the category is pretty open sesame.
The Writers Guild ran into a bit of a ridiculousness this award season. Some of the big guns - The King’s Speech, Winter’s Bone, The Ghost Writer, The Way Back, Toy Story 3, Another Year and Blue Valentine - were all ineligible for one reason or another.
Black Swan, Screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin; Story by Andres Heinz
The Fighter, Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
Inception, Written by Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right, Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
Please Give, Written by Nicole Holofcener
I'd bet on The Kids are All Right taking this category, unless they really, really like Black Swan.
127 Hours, Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy; Based on the book Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston
I Love You Phillip Morris, Written by John Requa & Glenn Ficarra; Based on the book by Steven McVicker
The Social Network, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich
The Town, Screenplay by Peter Craig and Ben Affleck & Aaron Stockard; Based on the novel Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan
True Grit, Screenplay by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen; Based on the novel by Charles Portis
The Social Network should have this in the bag.
Enemies of the People, by Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath
Freedom Riders, by Stanley Nelson
Gasland, by Josh Fox
Inside Job, by Charles Ferguson, Chad Beck, Adam Bolt
The Two Escobars, Written by Michael Zimbalist, Jeff Zimbalist
Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him)?, by John Scheinfeld
Isn't it kinda weird that documentary should have a category for the WGA? I guess that's just the kind of invisible job documentaries don't advertise?