Los Angeles and New York (2/6/2003) – The Writers Guild of America, East and west announced the nominations for outstanding achievement in screen during the 2002 season.

*****Original Screenplay*****

– Antwone Fisher, Written by Antwone Fisher; Fox Searchlight
– Bowling for Columbine, Written by Michael Moore; United Artists/Alliance Atlantis/Salter Street Films/Dog Eat Dog Films
– Far From Heaven, Written by Todd Haynes; Focus Features
– Gangs of New York, Screenplay by Jay Cocks and Steven Zaillian and Kenneth Lonergan, Story by Jay Cocks; Miramax Films
– My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Written by Nia Vardalos; Gold Circle Films/HBO/MPH Entertainment/Playtone

*****Adapted Screenplay*******

– About a Boy, Screenplay by Peter Hedges and Chris Weitz & Paul Weitz, based on the novel by Nick Hornby; Universal Pictures/Studio Canal/Working Title Films/Tribeca Productions
– About Schmidt, Screenplay by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor, based on the novel by Louis Begley; New Line Cinema
– Adaptation, Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman and Donald Kaufman, based on the book The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean; Columbia Pictures
– Chicago, Screenplay by Bill Condon, based on the musical play, book by Bob Fosse and Fred Ebb and the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins; Miramax Films
– The Hours, Screenplay by David Hare, based on the novel by Michael Cunningham; Paramount Pictures/Miramax Films

Surprisingly, there haven’t been that many films to go on to get a Best Picture nomination without a WGA nom — here is the list:

2001 – In the Bedroom (ineligible)
2000- Gladiator (won Best Picture)
1999- The Green Mile
1998 – Elizabeth, Life is Beautiful
1995 – Il Postino
1994 – Pulp Fiction (won screenplay Oscar)
1992 – A Few Good Men
1991 – Beauty and the Beast
1990 – Godfather III
1988 – Mississippi Burning
1986 – The Mission
1985 – Kiss of the Spider Woman