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"Midnight in Paris" and "Bridesmaids" earn Writers Guild Awards nominations

Owen Wilson as Gil and Rachel McAdams as Inez in "Midnight in Paris" Roger Arpajou/Sony Pictures Classics

(CBS) The Writers Guild Award nominations have been announced and Alexander Payne's "Descendants," Kristin Wiig's "Bridesmaids" and Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" are among the nominees.

Unlike most other film industry guilds, the Writers Guild of America does not allow non-guild members to receive nominations and screenplays must be produced under the guild's labor agreements in order to be eligible. Due to the guild's strict rules, the awards do not serve as a helpful predictor of Oscar nominations.

Last year, four of the 10 Oscar nominees for best original and adapted screenplay had not also been picked by the WGA. For 2009, six of the Oscar nominees were non-WGA.

Among the ineligible scripts this year are such critics' favorites as "The Artist," "Beginners," "Drive," "The Iron Lady," "My Week with Marilyn," "Shame" and many others. A total of 33 films qualified this year for the WGA's ballot for best adapted screenplay, and 55 for best original screenplay, according to awards blog Hit Fix.

See below to check out which films and television series did receive nominations. To see a complete nominations list click here

Screenplay Nominees:

Original Screenplay

- "50/50," Written by Will Reiser
- "Bridesmaids," Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig
- "Midnight in Paris," Written by Woody Allen
- "Win Win," Screenplay by Tom McCarthy; Story by Tom McCarthy & Joe Tiboni
- "Young Adult," Written by Diablo Cody

Adapted screenplay

- "The Descendants," Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
- "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," Screenplay by Steven Zaillian
- "The Help," Screenplay by Tate Taylor
- "Hugo," Screenplay by John Logan
- "Moneyball,"Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin; Story by Stan Chervin

Television Nominees:

Drama series

- "Boardwalk Empire"
- "Breaking Bad"
- "Game of Thrones"
- "The Good Wife"
- "Homeland"

Comedy Series

- "30 Rock"
- "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
- "Louie"
- "Modern Family"
- "Parks & Recreation"

New Series

- "Episodes"
- "Game of Thrones"
- "Homeland"
- "The Killing"
- "New Girl"

Comedy/Variety - (Including Talk) Series

- "Conan"
- "Jon Benjamin Has a Van"
- "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"
- "Real Time with Bill Maher"
- "Saturday Night Live"
- "The Colbert Report"
- "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"

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