The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Dark Knight werre both nominated in the best adapted screenplay category by the Writers Guild of America, which unveiled its full list of WGA Award nominees on Wednesday, Variety reported.
Benjamin Button's screenplay was by Eric Roth, with a story by Roth and Robin Swicord, based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The Dark Knight had a screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, from a story by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer, based on characters created by Bob Kane, appearing in the DC Comics comic books.
The 2009 WGA Awards are set to be handed out Feb. 7 in Los Angeles and New York.
Meanwhile, The Dark Knight was the big winner at the 35th annual People's Choice Awards, winning for favorite movie, action movie, cast, superhero (Christian Bale) and onscreen matchup (Bale and Heath Ledger) in ceremonies broadcast live Wednesday by CBS.