Friday, January 23, 2004

Writers Guild of America

More Accolades for Chadha and Bend It Like Beckham

Congratulations to Gurinder Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges, and Guljit Bindra for their recent nomination by the Writers Guild of America in the category of Best Original Screenplay for Bend it Like Beckham. According to this story from Reuters,

"The Writers Guild Award is seen as an important precursor to the Oscars which are handed out on February 29 this year as many Guild members are also academy voters. The WGA list comes out less than a week before nominations for the Academy Awards, Hollywood's top film honours, are announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Writers Guild awards are regarded as an important bellwether for a film's Oscar chances, especially in the screenplay categories."

Could there be an Oscar nomination in the works for Chadha? Regardless, BILB is nominated for a Golden Globe, the awards show, which airs on January 25.


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