Writer-directors James L. Brooks, John Boorman, Woody Allen, Bernardo Bertolucci and Stanley Kubrick were named Thursday as nominees for 1987 Writers Guild of America screenwriting awards.
Brooks ("Broadcast News"), Boorman ("Hope and Glory"), Allen ("Radio Days"), and Bertolucci ("The Last Emperor") were selected, along with John Patrick Shanley ("Moonstruck"), in the best original screenplay category. Bertolucci's co-writer on "The Last Emperor" was Mark Peploe.
Kubrick and his "Full Metal Jacket" co-writers Michael Herr and Gustav Hasford were nominated for best adapted screenplay, sharing the slate with James Dearden ("Fatal Attraction"), William Goldman ("Princess Bride"), Steve Martin ("Roxanne") and David Mamet ("The Untouchables").
There was a particularly crowded field in the adapted screenplay category and some big names and heralded contenders were left off.