There were some expected inclusions like Get Out, Lady Bird, Call Me By Your Name, and The Shape Of Water. But there were also some slight surprises as well. Martin McDonagh may be line to be Oscar nominated for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri but he was ineligible due to strict guild rules involving its production. So, his omission isn’t a jaw dropper.
However, I, Tonya popping up in Original Screenplay over the likes of Phantom Thread and The Florida Project is quite a surprise. Even though the WGA has proven they’re partial to nominating superhero films like Deadpool and Guardians Of The Galaxy, seeing Logan make the cut over the cultural juggernaut Wonder Woman is a surprise as well. While Logan was a critical and box office success, it still came out very early in the year and nominations like these keep its awards hopes high.
The Big Sick, Written by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon
Get Out, Written by Jordan Peele
I, Tonya, Written by Steve Rogers
Lady Bird, Written by Greta Gerwig
The Shape Of Water, Guillermo Del Toro and Vanessa Taylor
Call Me By Your Name, Screenplay by James Ivory; Based on the novel by Andre Aciman
The Disaster Artist, Screenplay by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber; Based on the book The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell
Logan, Screenplay by Scott Frank & James Mangold & Michael Green; Story by James Mangold; Based on characters from the X-Men Comics and Theatrical Motion Pictures
Molly’s Game, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the book by Molly Bloom
Mudbound, Screenplay by Dee Rees and Virgil Williams; Based on the novel by Hillary Jordan