The 2011 Writers Guild Awards, to be given out on February 5, has announced its lists of nominees. The following non-fiction projects were nominated. For the documentary screenplay category, the nominees are Enemies of the People, written, directed and produced by Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath; Freedom Riders, written, produced and directed by Stanley Nelson; Gasland, written and directed by Josh Fox; Inside Job, produced, written and directed by Charles Ferguson and co-written by Chad Beck, Adam Bolt; The Two Escobars, written by Michael Zimbalist and Jeff Zimbalist and Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him)?, written and directed by John Scheinfeld. The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special – In 3-D On Ice!, written by Jeremy Chilnick and Morgan Spurlock, was one of the nominees for the Comedy/Variety – music, awards, tributes – specials category. For the documentary – current events category, the nominees were all from PBS ‘Frontline’: ‘College, Inc.’ written by Martin Smith, John Maggio; ‘Flying Cheap’ written by Rick Young; ‘The Card Game’ written by Lowell Bergman and Oriana Zill de Granados; ‘The Quake’ written by Martin Smith and Marcela Gaviria; ‘The Vaccine War’ written by Jon Palfreman and ‘The Warning’ written by Michael Kirk. The non-current event documentary category was dominated by PBS, and included nominees Baseball: The Tenth Inning ‘Episode 1,’ written by David McMahon, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns; Dolley Madison, written by Ronald H. Blumer; Hubble’s Amazing Rescue for ‘Nova’, written by Rushmore DeNooyer; ‘LBJ’s Path to War’ (Bill Moyers Journal), written by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship; ‘Riddles of the Sphinx’ (‘Nova’), written by Gary Glassman and Wyatt Earp for ‘American Experience’ written by Rob Rapley.
- RS West ’18