Guardians of the Galaxy Gets A Screenplay Writers Guild Nomination
Good news for James Gunn and Nicole Perlman as the screenplay for Guardians of the Galaxy has earned a Writers Guild Nomination Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
The Writer Guild Awards also credits Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning whose 2008 Guardians of the Galaxy comic book inspired both Gunn and Perlman:
Guardians of the Galaxy, Written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman; Based on the Marvel comic by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Other nominees included in the category are: American Sniper; Gone Girl; The Imitation Game and Wild.
Gunn posted the following response to the news on his Facebook:
So today I woke up to discover I was nominated, along with Nicole Perlman, for a Writer's Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Guardians of the Galaxy. I'm honored and surprised by this, especially because we were the only film, of all ten films nominated for writing awards, that did not send a screener to Guild members, and did not spend money on any kind of push. Pretty damn cool. I know some of my fellow Writers' Guild members follow me here, so thanks!
I also want to send out hearty congratulations to Charles Wood, our production designer, who was nominated for an Art Directors' Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design, and Alexandra Byrne, our costume designer, who was nominated for a Costume Designer Guild Award for Excellence in a Fantasy Film. Charlie and Alex are two of my most talented GotG partners and couldn't be more deserving of these nominations (and, truly, the awards themselves).
The winners of the Writers Guild Awards will be announced February 14th.
James Gunn is writing Guardians of the Galaxy 2 set for a May 5, 2017 release date. Nicole Perlman is writing the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Gamora prequel comic book for Marvel Comics. Dan Abnett is writing Guardians 3000 for Marvel, and Andy Lanning continues to write comics for various publishers.