Saturday, January 23, 2010

Star Trek (2009) garners a WGA nomination

The new Star Trek movie, written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, has been nomination for as Best Adapted Screenplay of 2009 by the Writers Guild of America. In the past, WGA wins have often been harbingers of Oscar wins. Before you get too excited (or distraught, if you're Matthew), it's worth noting that the WGA only considers films "written under the WGA’s Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA) or under a bona fide collective bargaining agreement of the Australian Writers Guild, Writers Guild of Canada, Writers Guild of Great Britain, Irish Playwrights & Screenwriters Guild or the New Zealand Writers Guild." Such films as Up, Inglorious Basterds, and An Education were ineligible.

Winners will be announced on February 20. Good Luck Orci and Kurtzman!


  1. I cannot think of a sorrier indictment for the state of screen writing in America.

    Orci and Kurtzman, who also perpetrated the Transformers films, should be ashamed of the unadulterated mess they created.

    Red Matter? Transwarp beaming? Insta-promotions? Ridiculous coincidences? Lack of logical rules and structure? Unbelievable character motivations?

    Yep, Star Trek(2009) has it all.

  2. At least Star Trek was entertaining. The Hangover was also nominated! That's the sorrier indictment, if you ask me.