WGA Nod Further Boosts Batman’s Oscar Chances

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The nominations for the Writers Guild awards were announced this afternoon, and they give Batfans one more reason to get their hopes up: Christopher and Jonathan Nolan's script for The Dark Knight scored a nod in the Adapted Screenplay category. In addition to all the people whose names you would totally expect, other recognized scribes included John Patrick Shanley (whose Doubt has an equal shot at the much-coveted fifth top Oscar slot), Woody Allen (even though the threesome in his Vicky Cristina Barcelona left some disappointed), Robert Siegel (The Wrestler), and Tom McCarthy (The Visitor). See the complete list after the jump.

Original Screenplay:
Burn After Reading, by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Milk, by Dustin Lance Black
Vicky Cristina Barcelona, by Woody Allen
The Visitor, by Tom McCarthy
The Wrestler, by Robert Siegel

Adapted Screenplay:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, by Eric Roth
The Dark Knight, by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan
Doubt, by John Patrick Shanley
Frost/Nixon, by Peter Morgan
Slumdog Millionaire, by Simon Beaufoy

WGA announces screenplay noms [Variety]