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Typically the Writers Guild of America have a great track record of predicting eventual Academy Award winners. However, this year due to certain high profile films deemed not eligible under the WGA guidelines, their picks will probably differ from the Oscar nominations. 12 Years A Slave, Philomena, Fruitvale Station and Rush were just a few of the dozen high-profile scripts ineligible.

Of the eligible films, the notable snubs include Gravity, Saving Mr. Banks, The Butler and Inside Llewyn Davis. Check out the films that were nominated below. Results were based on voting by the WGA’s 12,000 members. The awards show will be held February 1 with simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.

check out all the nominees after the jump

Another day, another batch of nominations from a different guild. This time it’s the Writers Guild of America’s turn. Next to the acting, Best Picture and Best Director awards, the writing mentions are probably the next prestigious. In all truthfulness, they should probably receive even more praise. Without the script, you have nada or in some cases trainwrecks like John Carter and Oogieloves In The BIG Balloon Adventure ;)

Like the Art Direction nods the other day, it pays to learn what these various groups nominate. More often than not, they’re the same people who make up certain branches of the Academy voters. If you want to win bragging rights with your Oscar office pool or your friend’s annual Academy Awards party, take note.

The most glaring omission from the 2013 Writers Guild of America nominations is the Les Miserables snub. Sure, most of the film is sung, but without a writing nod, it certainly decreases their chances for an Oscar for Best Picture. On the flip side, it’s nice to see films like Looper and Flight to finally get some love. Check out all the honorees below for Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay and Documentary Screenplay. The winners will be announced Sunday, Feb. 17 in New York City.

check out all the nominees after the jump

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