Django Unchained

'Boyhood,' 'Grand Budapest,' 'Imitation Game' earn WGA nominations

The Writers Guild of America announced its award contenders Wednesday morning, and the screenwriters of “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Nightcrawler” and “Whiplash” were nominated for original screenplay, and the writers of  “American Sniper,” “Gone Girl,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Imitation Game” and “Wild” were nominated for adapted screenplay.

Several high-profile films including “Selma,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Birdman” were not eligible for nomination because of guild regulations.

To be eligible for a WGA Award feature films had to be exhibited theatrically for at least one week in Los Angeles in 2014 and written under the WGA’s...

59°