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Posted at 2:15 PM ET, 01/ 4/2011

Producers and writers guilds announce nominations. And like everyone, they love 'The Social Network'

By Jen Chaney

"This is our time." You got that right, Timberlake. (Sony)

Attention, awards-season trackers. It's time to modify your Oscar-odds spreadsheets again.

Two of the key Hollywood guilds -- the Producers Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America -- announced their nominees today. And -- surprise! -- "The Social Network" is in the running in both races.

Who else got recognized for their masterful work? Here's the rundown.

The Producers Guild highlighted 10 movies for its Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, otherwise known as a super-long way of saying best picture.

In addition to "The Social Network," they chose:

"127 Hours"
"Black Swan"
"Inception"
"The Fighter"
"The Kids Are All Right"
"The King's Speech"
"The Town"
"Toy Story 3"
"True Grit"

A couple of potential Best Picture contenders that were left off the list? "Winter's Bone" and "Rabbit Hole." Oh, and "The Tourist." Based on the judgment of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, that was a huge snub.

The Producers Guild also recognized a trio of animated movies ("Toy Story 3," How to Train Your Dragon" and "Despicable Me"), six documentaries and a slew of television contenders (including "Lost"). The guild's press release contains the complete list of nominees.

Meanwhile, the list of Writers' Guild nominees was rife with snubs. Why? Because of rules that stipulate that films can be nominated only if they meet the minimum WGA requirement, i.e., were written primarily by guild members. Consequently, Academy Award front-runners like "The King's Speech" and "Toy Story 3" are not on the pair of lists. Here are the screenplays that are.

Original screenplay:

"Black Swan"
"The Fighter"
"Inception"
"The Kids Are All Right"
"Please Give"

Adapted screenplay:

"127 Hours"
"I Love You, Phillip Morris"
"The Social Network"
"The Town"
"True Grit"

Excel spreadsheets updated accordingly? Good. Now back to Oscar prognosticating, already in progress.

By Jen Chaney  | January 4, 2011; 2:15 PM ET
Categories:  Awards Season, Movies  
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