The Descendants, Bridesmaids, Midnight in Paris and other fan favorites lead the way in the just-released Writers Guild of America Awards, honoring the best of 2011.
The biggest surprise may be the inclusion of the independent drama Win Win, while the big snubs appear to be War Horse, The Ides of March and The Artist.
Diablo Cody (Young Adult), Alexander Payne (The Descendants) and Steven Zaillian (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) were among the scribes recognized.
Other nominees range from Kristen Wiig and Woody Allen to Will Reiser, Seth Rogen’s friend who adapted his own battle with cancer into a hit dramedy.
The full list of WGA Award nominees 2011:
50/50, Written by Will Reiser
Bridesmaids, Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig
Midnight in Paris, Written by Woody Allen
Win Win, Screenplay by Tom McCarthy
Young Adult, Written by Diablo Cody
The Descendants, Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash; Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemming
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Screenplay by Steven Zaillian; Based on the novel by Stieg Larsson, originally published by Norstedts
The Help, Screenplay by Tate Taylor; Based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett
Hugo, Screenplay by John Logan; Based on the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Moneyball, Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin; Story by Stan Chervin; Based on the book by Michael Lewis
Better This World, Written by Katie Galloway & Kelly Duane de la Vega
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, Written by Marshall Curry and Matthew Hamachek
Nostalgia for the Light, Written by Patricio Guzmann
Pina, Screenplay by Wim Wenders
Position Among the Stars, Script by Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich, Leonard Retel Helmrich
Senna, Written by Manish Pandey