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Writers Guild of America

'Spotlight,' 'Trainwreck,' 'Trumbo' receive WGA nominations

The screenwriters of "Bridge of Spies," "Sicario," "Spotlight," "Straight Outta Compton" and "Trainwreck" were nominated Wednesday for Writers Guild Awards for original screenplay. Adapted screenplay nominations went to the writers of "The Big Short," "Carol," "The Martian," "Steve Jobs" and "Trumbo."

The Writers Guild of America, West, and the Writers Guild of America, East, announced the nominations for outstanding achievement in screenwriting.

Several awards contenders were missing from the list, including "The Hateful Eight," "Mad Max: Fury Road,"...