The Writers Guild of America – better known for its acronym, the WGA – has only today announced their nominations in the build up to their annual awards ceremony … and would you believe that a heavily related genre project made the cut? Major kudos go out to James Gunn and Nicole Perlman as their adaptation of the Guardians of the Galaxy story originally penned by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning scored a ‘Best Adapted Screenplay’ nod. Granted, interested parties won’t know until February 14th which script earns the coveted prize, but – as I’ve always said – it’s nice when the artistic community at large looks out and finds Science Fiction work worthy of the recognition.
For the record, I wasn’t all that enamored with the theatrical Guardians film as were so many others. I did think it was one of the better popcorn movies that came out this year, although I do remember having a few narrative questions that were not quite cleared up to my satisfaction. Still, you had a great lead with Chris Pratt (personally, I think he’s one of the funniest characters on NBC’s Parks and Recreation), and who doesn’t appreciate a vicious raccoon?
Thanks to the website Collider.com for originally bringing this news to fankind’s attention.