Fifth about The Seventh

Casting a ballot – 72nd Annual WGA Awards

WGA AwardsThe 72nd Annual WGA Awards will be handed Sunday, February 1st, 2020.

As I have been doing for a few years, as we get into the awards season, I’ll post the fictional ballots for some of the guild awards, showing what my vote would be if I had one. I will, as a rule, abstain from my fictional vote if I haven’t seen at least half of the nominees. And to be perfectly clear, I’m not a member of any of these guilds and organizations.

The list of nominees can be seen here.

Here it goes:

Documentary Screenplay: abstain (Not seen: Citizen K, Foster, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People, The Kingmaker.)

Original Screenplay: Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won, for Parasite

This film is trying so many different things at once it is a wonder it succeeds so much, retaining such tightness in the storytelling, and being this entertaining.

Adapted Screenplay: Greta Gerwig, for Little Women

Retelling a story told already many times, Gerwig chose to give it a modern paint by scrambling the chronological order. She achieved much: enhanced the emotional punch of the story, keeping the characters distinct and lovable. (Not seen: Jojo Rabbit.)

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