Writers behind the films “Being the Ricardos,” “Don’t Look Up,” “The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun,” “King Richard” and “Licorice Pizza” were nominated Thursday for the Writers Guild of America Award for best original screenplay.

For adapted screenplays, nominations went to the scribes of “CODA,” “Dune,” “Nightmare Alley,” “tick, tick…BOOM!” and “West Side Story.”

The WGA Awards will be presented in a virtual ceremony March 20.

The guild previously announced its television nominations, with writers for “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Succession,” “The Morning Show,” “Loki” and “Yellowjackets” earning nods for drama series. Comedy series nominations went to writers from “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Hacks,” “Only Murders in the Building,” “Ted Lasso” and “What We Do in the Shadows.”

Here is a complete list of nominations announced Thursday for films:


— “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 Sian 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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