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Captain Phillips and Her among Writers Guild of America film nominees

Captain Phillips

Story by Jack Foley

PAUL Greengrass’s Captain Phillips and Spike Jonze’s Her have been included among the nominees for the Writers Guild of America 2014 awards.

The influential organisation seek to recognise outstanding writing in film, television, new media, video games, news, radio and promotional writing and graphic animation.

As previously announced, Breaking Bad and Orange Is the New Black are among the TV nominees.

But the film nods, which are broken down into categories for best original screenplay, best adapted and best documentary, were unveiled in the US on Friday (January 3, 2013).

Captain Phillips is shortlisted in the best adapted category, along with Before Midnight, August: Osage County, The Wolf of Wall Street and Lone Survivor.

Her is up against American Hustle, Blue Jasmine, The Dallas Buyers Club and Nebraska.

The awards will be handed out Saturday, February 1, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.

The nominations are as follows…

Original screenplay
American Hustle – written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
Blue Jasmine – written by Woody Allen
Dallas Buyers Club – written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack
Her – written by Spike Jonze
Nebraska – written by Bob Nelson

Adapted screenplay
August: Osage County – screenplay by Tracy Letts; Based on his play
Before Midnight – written by Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke; Based on characters created by Richard Linklater & Kim Krizan
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
Lone Survivor – written by Peter Berg; Based on the book by Marcus Lutrell with Patrick Robinson
The Wolf of Wall Street – screenplay by Terence Winter; Based on the book by Jordan Belfort

Documentary screenplay
Dirty Wars – written by Jeremy Scahill & David Riker; Sundance Selects
Herblock – The Black & The White – written by Sara Lukinson & Michael Stevens
No Place on Earth – written by Janet Tobias & Paul Laikin
Stories We Tell – written by Sarah Polley
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks – written by Alex Gibney