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The Coens' Inside Llewyn Davis snubbed by the Writers Guild of America for Best Screenplay

Jan. 3, 2014by: Alex Maidy

Another day has gone by and another film-making guild has snubbed Joel and Ethan Coen's INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS. Yesterday, the PGA did not nominate the film for Best Picture and today the Writers Guild of America has left the movie off of their list as well. The Coens have become common names on awards lists for their films with a laundry list of nominations for directing, writing, and even music, score, and acting. The siblings took home the trophy for Best Picture for NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN and their latest, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, has been critically acclaimed since it was released.

As we get closer to the Golden Globe Awards ceremony and eventual nominations for the Academy Awards it seems INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS is losing steam as a contender for any trophies. The reception from movie fans has seemed lukewarm to the comedy-drama about an aspiring folk singer despite making a number of top ten lists for 2013. With hot movies like AMERICAN HUSTLE and THE WOLF OF WALL STREET hitting theaters in the last few weeks, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS may be left out of the party.

Check out the full list of WGA nominees below.

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell; Columbia Pictures

Blue Jasmine, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

Dallas Buyers Club, Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack; Focus Features

Her, Written by Spike Jonze; Warner Bros.

Nebraska, Written by Bob Nelson; Paramount Pictures

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

August: Osage County, Screenplay by Tracy Letts; Based on his play; The Weinstein Company

Before Midnight, Written by Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke; Based on characters created by Richard Linklater & Kim Krizan; Sony Classics

Captain Phillips, Screenplay by Billy Ray; Based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty; Columbia Pictures

Lone Survivor, Written by Peter Berg; Based on the book by Marcus Lutrell with Patrick Robinson; Universal Pictures

The Wolf of Wall Street, Screenplay by Terence Winter; Based on the book by Jordan Belfort; Paramount Pictures

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

Dirty Wars, Written by Jeremy Scahill & David Riker; Sundance Selects

Herblock – The Black & The White, Written by Sara Lukinson & Michael Stevens; The Stevens Company

No Place on Earth, Written by Janet Tobias & Paul Laikin; Magnolia Pictures

Stories We Tell, Written by Sarah Polley; Roadside Attractions

We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks; Written by Alex Gibney; Focus Features

Source: Deadline

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12:57PM on 01/06/2014

Lone Survivor?

The fact that Peter Berg got nominated for his shitty adapted screenplay is ridiculous. He turned a heroic story into an over-the-top typical action movie with a terribly casted Mark Wahlberg.
The fact that Peter Berg got nominated for his shitty adapted screenplay is ridiculous. He turned a heroic story into an over-the-top typical action movie with a terribly casted Mark Wahlberg.
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10:20AM on 01/04/2014
It was good, but not their best. The screenplay wasn't particularly memorable. It should get a nomination or two for best song (assuming some of the songs are original).
It was good, but not their best. The screenplay wasn't particularly memorable. It should get a nomination or two for best song (assuming some of the songs are original).
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6:22PM on 01/03/2014
How is before midnight an adapted screenplay? And one and a half (?) movies based on true stories are original screenplays?
How is before midnight an adapted screenplay? And one and a half (?) movies based on true stories are original screenplays?
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5:29AM on 01/04/2014
Before Midnight would be classed as adapted because the 'previous source material' are the two previous films in the trilogy. Scripts based on true stories count as original because there's no previous written work for the writer to draw on for their script. Although most 'true story' movies that come out count as adapted because the story was written into a book before it was a film, which I suppose isn't the case with these two.
Before Midnight would be classed as adapted because the 'previous source material' are the two previous films in the trilogy. Scripts based on true stories count as original because there's no previous written work for the writer to draw on for their script. Although most 'true story' movies that come out count as adapted because the story was written into a book before it was a film, which I suppose isn't the case with these two.
5:48PM on 01/03/2014
More better films in the competition i think
More better films in the competition i think
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6:22PM on 01/03/2014
More better films huh?
More better films huh?
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3:45PM on 01/03/2014
It just wasn't that good. I'm sorry. Normally, I adore the Coens' work, but it just wasn't that good. They went for caricatures of their most famous lines / rants / characters and pieced it together to make a mess held together by a few Mumford songs. Sorry. It was a bad film and we can't vaunt the Coens to Midas status and thus proclaim their duds (like this one) as brilliant. Just my opinion.
It just wasn't that good. I'm sorry. Normally, I adore the Coens' work, but it just wasn't that good. They went for caricatures of their most famous lines / rants / characters and pieced it together to make a mess held together by a few Mumford songs. Sorry. It was a bad film and we can't vaunt the Coens to Midas status and thus proclaim their duds (like this one) as brilliant. Just my opinion.
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3:45PM on 01/03/2014

snubbed

We the movie really that good that everytime it doesnt get nominated for something it gets called snubbed? This is a tough year for movies, and this isn't even the Coen Bros top game
We the movie really that good that everytime it doesnt get nominated for something it gets called snubbed? This is a tough year for movies, and this isn't even the Coen Bros top game
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3:23PM on 01/03/2014
Wait how is Dallas Buyers Club original screenplay??
Wait how is Dallas Buyers Club original screenplay??
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3:04PM on 01/03/2014
Maybe it's because it wasn't that good of a film. Definitely not a snub.
Maybe it's because it wasn't that good of a film. Definitely not a snub.
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3:04PM on 01/03/2014
Not only ILLD is getting snubbed.... Where's the love for Prisoners...?
Not only ILLD is getting snubbed.... Where's the love for Prisoners...?
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10:37PM on 01/03/2014
Totally agree. Prisoners is without a doubt one of the best films of the year. Easily in my top ten for 2013.
Totally agree. Prisoners is without a doubt one of the best films of the year. Easily in my top ten for 2013.
2:56PM on 01/03/2014
That's a shame, it looks like a terrific film. I'm still waiting for it to come around to my theater.
That's a shame, it looks like a terrific film. I'm still waiting for it to come around to my theater.
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3:51PM on 01/03/2014
I know, right? As a lover of the Coens, folk music, and orange cats, I really cannot wait for this one to come to my area.
I know, right? As a lover of the Coens, folk music, and orange cats, I really cannot wait for this one to come to my area.
10:37PM on 01/03/2014
You and me both.
You and me both.