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TTT NOT Nominated By The WGA
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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