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Writers Guild Nominations Include "The Big Short," "Spotlight," "Straight Outta Compton," "Trainwreck"
This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Aldis Hodge, from left, Neil Brown, Jr. Jason Mitchell, O'Shea Jackson, Jr. and Corey Hawkins in a scene from the film, "Straight Outta Compton." (Jaimie Trueblood/Universal Pictures via AP)
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“Spotlight” is dominating awards season, but the Writers Guild has recognized a diverse slate of films, including “Trainwreck” and “Straight Outta Compton.”

The organization on Wednesday announced its selections for the best in original and adapted screenplays.

Nominated for original screenplay are Amy Schumer for her bawdy comedy “Trainwreck,” Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff for the N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy for “Spotlight,” Taylor Sheridan for “Sicario,” and Matt Charman, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen for “Bridge of Spies.”

Those vying for best adapted screenplay are Aaron Sorkin for “Steve Jobs,” Phyllis Nagy for “Carol,” Drew Goddard for “The Martian,” John McNamara for “Trumbo,” and Charles Randolph and Adam McKay for “The Big Short.”

Winners will be announced at concurrent ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City on Feb. 13.

Here’s a rundown of 2016 Writers Guild Awards screenplay nominations:

Bridge of Spies, Written by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen; DreamWorks Pictures

Sicario, Written by Taylor Sheridan; Lionsgate

Spotlight, Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy; Open Road Films

Straight Outta Compton, Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff; Universal Pictures

Trainwreck, Written by Amy Schumer; Universal Pictures

The Big Short, Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay; Based on the Book by Michael Lewis; Paramount Pictures

Carol, Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy; Based on the Novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith; The Weinstein Company

The Martian, Screenplay by Drew Goddard; Based on the Novel by Andy Weir; Twentieth Century Fox

Steve Jobs, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the Book by Walter Isaacson; Universal Pictures

Trumbo, Written by John McNamara; Based on the Biography by Bruce Cook; Bleecker Street Media

Being Canadian, Written by Robert Cohen; Candy Factory Films

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Written by Alex Gibney; HBO Documentary Films

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, Written by Brett Morgen; HBO Documentary Films

Prophet’s Prey, Written by Amy J. Berg; Showtime Documentary Films