Kathryn Bigelow's war drama Zero Dark Thirty has been nominated for the 2013 Writers Guild Awards.
The political film following the pursuit for
Osama bin Laden, which has been written by Mark Boal and stars
Jessica Chastain, is one of five films shortlisted for a nod for original screenplay.
Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master,
Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola's Moonrise Kingdom, Rian Johnson's Looper and John Gatins' Flight make up the rest of the list.
Life Of Pi, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower and Silver Linings Playbook are the films battling it out for adapted screenplay.
Woody Allen's Midnight In Paris starring
Owen Wilson and
Rachel McAdams won original screenplay, while The Descendants with
George Clooney took home the adapted screenplay award.
The Writers Guild Awards, which honour outstanding writing, will take place in simultaneous ceremonies on February 17 in New York and in Los Angeles.