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‘Don’t Look Up’ And ‘Licorice Pizza’ Scripts Cited by the Writers Guild Nominations

The Writers Guild announced their 2022 nominees on Thursday. The WGAs celebrate the best in film writing shared between original, adapted, and documentary screenplay. Adam McKay’s political satire Don’t Look Up and Paul Thomas Anderson’s coming-of-age film Licorice Pizza headline the Original Screenplay category.

Last year Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman took home Best Original Screenplay while Borat Subsequent Moviefilm won Best Adapted Screenplay. This is another potential Academy Awards preview as Promising Young Woman took home the Oscar last year.

See the full list of nominees below:


  • Being the Ricardos, written by Aaron Sorkin; Amazon Studios
  • Don’t Look Up, screenplay by Adam McKay, story by Adam McKay & David Sirota; Netflix
  • The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun, screenplay by Wes Anderson, story by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola & Hugo Guinness & Jason Schwartzman; Searchlight Pictures
  • King Richard, written by Zach Baylin; Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Licorice Pizza, written by Paul Thomas Anderson; United Artists


  • CODA, screenplay by Siân Heder, based on the original motion picture “La Famille Belier” Directed by Eric Lartigau, Written by Victoria Bedos, Stanislas Carree de Malberg, Eric Lartigau and Thomas Bidegain; Apple
  • Dune, screenplay by Jon Spaihts and Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth, Based on the novel “Dune” written by Frank Herbert; Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Nightmare Alley, screenplay by Guillermo del Toro & Kim Morgan, based on the novel by William Lindsay Gresham; Searchlight Pictures
  • tick…tick…BOOM!, screenplay by Steven Levenson, based on the play by Jonathan Larson; Netflix
  • West Side Story, screenplay by Tony Kushner, based on the stage play, book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, play conceived, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins; 20th Century Studios


  • Being Cousteau, written by Mark Monroe & Pax Wasserman; National Geographic
  • Exposing Muybridge, written by Marc Shaffer; Inside Out Media
  • Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres, written by Suzanne Joe Kai; StudioLA.TV


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Written by Michael Ramey

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