Zero Dark Thirty screenplay among Writers Guild nominees
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - The writers of controversial Osama bin Laden thriller Zero Dark Thirty and of the presidential drama Lincoln won nominations on Friday for the Writers Guild Awards, as momentum built in Hollywood ahead of the Oscars in February.
The screenplays for Iran hostage drama Argo, cult movie The Master, quirky comedy Silver Linings Playbook, and shipwreck tale Life of Pi also won nods from the Writers Guild of America for honours either as adapted or original movie screenplays.
The field of 10 feature film screenplays was rounded out by Flight, Looper, Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, and coming of age movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Zero Dark Thirty screenplay writer Mark Boal has come under fire from some United States (US) politicians over the film's depiction of the role torture may have played in the hunt for the Al-Qaeda leader, and for the origins of his source material in reconstructing the 10-year effort to track down and kill bin Laden in May 2011 by US special forces.