These Five Hit Films Are in the Running for Best Adapted Screenplay!

The Writers Guild of America released its nominations for the WGA Awards last Monday, and here are the five films that have been nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay:


1.) BlacKkKlansman

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Spike Lee’s latest “joint” is based on the memoir by Ron Stallworth and tells the story of how he successfully infiltrated the KKK by posing as a white man and fooling its members into believing he is one of them. The film is produced by Jordan Peele and stars John David Washington and Adam Driver


2.) Black Panther

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Little needs to be said about this smash-hit MCU film that hasn’t already been said. Adapted from the Marvel comics, the superhero film has been lauded by critics and fans alike for combining superhero spectacle with poignant observations on family and race as the Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) tries to save his home from the vengeful Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) and take his rightful place as king of Wakanda.


3.) Can You Ever Forgive Me?

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This biopic stars Melissa McCarthy as Lee Israel, and chronicles the author’s life and career as she becomes infamous for forging letters from famous authors and playwrights. The film is based on Israel’s own memoir of the same name and details how she evaded the FBI for years without being caught.


4.) If Beale Street Could Talk

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From the writer and director of Moonlight, this drama stars Kiki Layne and Stephan James as a couple who have their plans to get married derailed when the man is falsely accused of a crime and his family sets out to clear his name. The novel is written by James Baldwin, whose unfinished manuscript Remember This House served as the basis for the documentary I Am Not Your Negro.


5.) A Star Is Born

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The only film nominated that isn’t based on a book. The fourth remake of the original 1937 film stars Bradley Cooper as a country singer who takes a young woman, played by Lady Gaga, under his wing and trains her to become a professional singer. Cooper directed this latest version, with both he and Gaga performing all of their own songs.


Which film do you hope wins the award?



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