So if you thought that the PGA nominations announced yesterday were essentially the Best Film Oscar shortlist a few weeks in advance, don't go expecting any surprises from the WGA either.
In fact, in the original screenplay category, only Please Give might prove a surprise (written by its delightful director Nicole Holofcener); the others all safe, solid picks in the form of Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception and The Kids Are All Right.
And if any of you Winter's Bone, Another Year and King's Speech fans are wondering why they aren't in there, well it seems they didn't meet the WGA's strict guidelines for submission, so hey ho, that's the way it goes.
In the Adapted Screenplay category, there's great news that I Love You Phillip Morris is getting the attention it has long deserved, as well as True Grit, which really is a bit of a masterclass in book-to-screen adaptations.
Then there's Aaron Sorkin with The Social Network in the least surprising news ever, Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy's 127 Hours... it's going to be a tough category to pick from, that one.
Anyway, thoughts, opinions, queries, anybody? Take a look at the full list below and get the debate going in the comment box below, why not.