'Winter's Bone,' 'King's Speech', 'Toy Story 3?, And 'Never Let Me Go' Ineligible For WGA Awards

Don't expect to see Winter's Bone, King's Speech, Toy Story 3, Never Let Me Go, and How to Train Your Dragon nominated for the WGA Awards. The Writers Guild of America have revealed the list of eligible films, and none of the previously mentioned highly acclaimed movies/screenplays are on the ballot. Before you get up in arms, you must realize that the guild's rules restrict nominations to productions aren't produced by WGA members or under WGA guidelines.

Other films missing from the WGA ballot include Biutiful, The Ghost Writer, Nowhere Boy, Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World and The Way Back. Of the animated feature films, Zack Snyder's Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole passed, while more highly acclaimed movies like Pixar's Toy Story 3 and DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon were deemed ineligible.

Last year, several of the high-profile award contenders weren't eligible for WGA Awards, resulting in only four of the ten WGA nominees to receive Oscar nominations. Some of the films named ineligible: Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, A Single Man, District 9 and An Education.While 200-plus films qualified for the Academy Awards, only 43 films qualified in the original screenplay category, and 33 in the adapted screenplay category.

WGA eligible films:

Original screenplays:

ALL GOOD THINGS

BLACK SWAN

BROOKLYN'S FINEST

BURLESQUE

CASINO JACK

CITY ISLAND

COMPANY MEN

CONVICTION

COUNTRY STRONG

CYRUS

DUE DATE

EASY A

THE FIGHTER

FRANKIE & ALICE

FROZEN

FURRY VENGEANCE

GET LOW

GREENBERG

GROWN UPS

HEREAFTER

HOLY ROLLERS

HOW DO YOU KNOW?

INCEPTION

JUST WRIGHT

THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT

LETTERS TO JULIET

LIFE AS WE KNOW IT

MIDDLE MEN

MORNING GLORY

MOTHER AND CHILD

THE OTHER GUYS

OUR FAMILY WEDDING

PLEASE GIVE

REMEMBER ME

SALT

SECRETARIAT

SOLITARY MAN

SOMEWHERE

SPLICE

STONE

WELCOME TO THE RILEYS

WONDERFUL WORLD

YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER

Adapted screenplays:

127 HOURS

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

THE AMERICAN

BARNEY'S VERSION

BARRY MUNDAY

THE CRAZIES

THE EXTRA MAN

FAIR GAME

FOR COLORED GIRLS

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 1

I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS

IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY

JACK GOES BOATING

THE KARATE KID

THE LAST SONG

LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA'HOOLE

LET ME IN

LIKE DANDELION DUST

THE NEXT THREE DAYS

PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF

PRINCE OF PERSIA: SANDS OF TIME

RABBIT HOLE

RED

SHUTTER ISLAND

THE SOCIAL NETWORK

THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE

THE TEMPEST

TODAY'S SPECIAL

THE TOWN

TRON: LEGACY

TRUE GRIT

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE