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The White Tiger nominated for Writers Guild Award; here are the nominees

Many fan favourites like Judas and the Black MessiahThe Trial of the Chicago 7, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and Sound of Metal also found a place on the list

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Published: 17th February 2021

The nominations for the Writers Guild of America Awards 2021 were announced earlier today, and Ramin Bahrani's screenplay for Netflix's The White Tiger, starring Priyanka Chopra, has been nominated in the Best Adapted Screenplay category.

Many fan favourites like Judas and the Black MessiahThe Trial of the Chicago 7, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and Sound of Metal also found a place on the list. However, due to the strict guidelines in the WGA about membership, many popular titles like Soul, Mank, and Nomadland were deemed ineligible for the award and failed to make the list.

The Writers Guild Awards are bestowed annually to honour outstanding writing in film, television, new media, news (broadcast and digital), radio/audio, and promotional categories. This year's Writers Guild Awards will be held on March 21.

Here are the nominees:

Best Original Screenplay:

Judas and the Black Messiah – Screenplay by Will Berson and Shaka King, Story by Will Berson and Shaka King, and Kenny Lucas and Keith Lucas

Palm Springs –  Screenplay by Andy Siara, Story by Andy Siara and Max Barbakow

Promising Young Woman – Written by Emerald Fennell

Sound of Metal – Screenplay by Darius Marder and Abraham Marder, Story by Darius Marder and Derek Cianfrance

The Trial of the Chicago 7  – Written by Aaron Sorkin

 

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Swimer, Peter Baynham, Erica Rivinoja, Dan Mazer, Jena Friedman, Lee Kern; Story by Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Swimer, Nina Pedrad; Based on characters created by Sacha Baron Cohen

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Screenplay by Ruben Santiago-Hudson; Based on the play written by August Wilson

News of the World – Screenplay by Paul Greengrass and Luke Davies; Based upon the novel by Paulette Jiles

One Night in Miami – Screenplay by Kemp Powers; Based on the stage play One Night in Miami by Kemp Powers

The White Tiger – Screenplay by Ramin Bahrani; Based on the book The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

 

Best Documentary Screenplay

All In: The Fight for Democracy – Written by Jack Youngelson

The Dissident – Written by Mark Monroe and Bryan Fogel

Herb Alpert Is… – Written by John Scheinfeld

Red Penguins – Written by Gabe Polsky

Totally Under Control – Written by Alex Gibney

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