You know the love for “Green Book” is strong if it earns a nod from the Writer’s Branch, but we still expect Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara’s witty script for “The Favourite” to prevail. If “Green Book” does win this category it does not bode well for “Roma’s” hopes in taking Best Picture. [Updated Feb. 12]

Likely Frontrunners
1.  “The Favourite” – Written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
2.  “Green Book” – Written by Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie and Peter Farrelly
3.  “Roma” – Written by Alfonso Cuarón
4.  “First Reformed” – Written by Paul Schrader
5.  “Vice” – Written by Adam McKay

Best Picture
Best Director
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actor
Original Screenplay
Adapted Screenplay
Foreign Language Film