'Trainwreck,' 'Straight Outta Compton' snag writing nods

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Posted: Jan 06, 2016 3:02 PM
'Trainwreck,' 'Straight Outta Compton' snag writing nods

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Spotlight" is dominating awards season, but the Writers Guild has recognized a diverse slate of films, including "Trainwreck" and "Straight Outta Compton."

The organization on Wednesday announced its selections for the best in original and adapted screenplays.

Nominated for original screenplay are Amy Schumer for her bawdy comedy "Trainwreck"; Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff for the N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton"; Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy for "Spotlight"; Taylor Sheridan for "Sicario"; and Matt Charman, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen for "Bridge of Spies."

Those vying for best adapted screenplay are Aaron Sorkin for "Steve Jobs," Phyllis Nagy for "Carol," Drew Goddard for "The Martian," John McNamara for "Trumbo," and Charles Randolph and Adam McKay for "The Big Short."

Winners will be announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Feb. 13.