'Lincoln,' 'Argo' earn Writers Guild nominations
BY AP Wire Service
Saturday, January 05, 2013
1/05/13 at 5:25 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Lincoln" and "Zero Dark Thirty" are adding to their front-runner status for Hollywood's awards season.
The two dramas earned nominations from the Writers Guild on Friday for outstanding screen writing.
"Lincoln" is up for adapted screenplay, along with "Argo," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Life of Pi" and "The Perks of Being a Wallflower."
"Zero Dark Thirty" was nominated for original screenplay, along with "Flight," "Looper," "The Master" and "Moonrise Kingdom."
In the documentary category, "The Central Park Five," "The Invisible War," "Mea Maxima Culpa," "West of Memphis," "We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists" and "Searching for Sugar Man" earned nominations.
Winners will be announced during simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles on Feb. 17.
Original Print Headline: 'Lincoln,' 'Zero Dark' top Writers Guild nods
Stationed in a covert base overseas, Jessica Chastain plays a member of the elite team of spies and military operatives who secretly devoted themselves to finding Osama Bin Laden in Columbia Pictures' electrifying thriller "Zero Dark Thirty." The film received a Writers Guild nomination for original screenplay. Courtesy
Daniel Day-Lewis portrays Abraham Lincoln in the film "Lincoln." "Lincoln" received a Writers Guild nomination for adapted screenplay. DAVID JAMES/Twentieth Century Fox