Writers Guild & Producers Guild Nominations Show Love To ‘Black Swan,’ ‘The Social Network,’ ‘True Grit’

The awards season continued to speed along today, with the Producers Guild and Writers Guild announcing the nominees for their respective awards shows.

The Producers Guild’s choices for best producers in a motion picture have become synonymous with the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ choices for the Best Picture Oscar in recent years, and the 10 films nominated are no big surprise. So, yes, “The Social Network,” “The King’s Speech,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “The Fighter,” “Inception,” “Toy Story 3,” “True Grit,” “Black Swan” and “127 Hours” all made the cut, with “The Town” being the “surprise” film in their midst.

The WGA also didn’t have many big surprises for original and adapted screenplay nods. “Black Swan,” “The Fighter,” “Inception” and “The Kids Are All Right” were acknowledged as best original screenplays, with “Please Give” getting the only dark-horse nomination. Meanwhile “127 Hours,” “I Love You Phillip Morris,” “The Social Network, “The Town” and “True Grit” received noms for best adapted screenplay.

Leading the documentary race for screenplay are “Enemies of the People,” “Freedom Riders,” “Gasland,” “Inside Job,” The Two Escobars” and “Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him)?” The PGA nominated “Waiting For ’Superman’,” “Smash His Camera,” “The Tillman Story,” “Inside Job,” “Earth Made of Glass” and “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer” for outstanding producer of a documentary feature.

With Oscar nominations primed to be revealed on January 25, “The Social Network” and “The King’s Speech” are looking like safe bets in the acting, directing and picture categories, with “The Fighter” and “Black Swan” sticking close behind. Films like “Inception,” “True Grit” and “Toy Story 3″ should gave them a run for their money.

Do you agree with the films getting all the awards show love?