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'Moonlight,' 'La La Land,' 'Deadpool' land WGA Award nods

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This image released by Lionsgate shows Ryan Gosling, right, and Emma Stone in a scene from, "La La Land." The Writers Guild of America announced its nominees for the best screenplays of the year on Wednesday. Best original screenplay nominees include; “Manchester By The Sea,” “Moonlight”, “La La Land," “Hell or High Water” and “Loving.” (Dale Robinette/Lionsgate via AP) © The Associated Press This image released by Lionsgate shows Ryan Gosling, right, and Emma Stone in a scene from, "La La Land." The Writers Guild of America announced its nominees for the best screenplays of the year on Wednesday. Best original screenplay nominees include; “Manchester By The Sea,” “Moonlight”, “La La Land," “Hell or High Water” and “Loving.” (Dale Robinette/Lionsgate via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar favorites "Moonlight," ''La La Land" and "Manchester by the Sea" have landed Writers Guild Award nominations, but so did the R-rated "X-Men" spinoff "Deadpool."

This image released by Roadside Attractions and Amazon Studios shows Casey Affleck in a scene from "Manchester By The Sea." The Writers Guild of America announced its nominees for the best screenplays of the year on Wednesday. Best original screenplay nominees include; “Manchester By The Sea,” “Moonlight”, “La La Land," “Hell or High Water” and “Loving.” (Claire Folger/Roadside Attractions and Amazon Studios via AP) © The Associated Press This image released by Roadside Attractions and Amazon Studios shows Casey Affleck in a scene from "Manchester By The Sea." The Writers Guild of America announced its nominees for the best screenplays of the year on Wednesday. Best original screenplay nominees include; “Manchester By The Sea,” “Moonlight”, “La La Land," “Hell or High Water” and “Loving.” (Claire Folger/Roadside Attractions and Amazon Studios via AP)

The Writers Guild of America announced its nominees for the best screenplays of the year on Wednesday. Joining "Manchester," ''Moonlight" and "La La Land" for best original screenplay were "Hell or High Water" and "Loving."

This image released by A24 shows Alex Hibbert, foreground, and Mahershala Ali in a scene from the film, "Moonlight." The Writers Guild of America announced its nominees for the best screenplays of the year on Wednesday. Best original screenplay nominees include; “Manchester By The Sea,” “Moonlight”, “La La Land," “Hell or High Water” and “Loving.” (David Bornfriend/A24 via AP) © The Associated Press This image released by A24 shows Alex Hibbert, foreground, and Mahershala Ali in a scene from the film, "Moonlight." The Writers Guild of America announced its nominees for the best screenplays of the year on Wednesday. Best original screenplay nominees include; “Manchester By The Sea,” “Moonlight”, “La La Land," “Hell or High Water” and “Loving.” (David Bornfriend/A24 via AP)

The nominees for best adapted screenplay are for the scripts to "Arrival," ''Fences," ''Hidden Figures," ''Nocturnal Animals" and "Deadpool." The snarky superhero film earlier scored two nods for this Sunday's Golden Globes.

The WGA will hand out its awards Feb. 19 in simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles. Nominees for best documentary screenplay went to "Author: The JT LeRoy Story," ''Command and Control" and "Zero Days."

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