The Social Network and Inception Take The Prize At The Writers Guild Awards

As our Bataan death march towards the Academy Awards continue, another bauble has been awarded, this time the Writers Guild Award for excellence in the writerly arts. Unsurprisingly, Aaron Sorkin picked up his 3,087th award for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Social Network. But somewhat suprisingly the award for Best Original Screenplay went to Christopher Nolan for Inception. And although The King's Speech was not nominated, this small bump in the road will not prevent it from winning every Oscar in sight and then retiring to the same memory hole that The English Patient crawled into in 1996. The full list of winners after the break.[ComingSoon]

FILM

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Inception, Written by Christopher Nolan; Warner Bros.

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Social Network, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the book "The Accidental Billionaires" by Ben Mezrich; Sony Pictures

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

Inside Job, Written by Charles Ferguson; Co-written by Chad Beck, Adam Bolt; Sony Pictures Classics

TELEVISION

DRAMA SERIES

Mad Men, Written by Jonathan Abrahams, Lisa Albert, Keith Huff, Jonathan Igla, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Brett Johnson, Janet Leahy, Erin Levy, Tracy McMillan, Dahvi Waller, Matthew Weiner; AMC

COMEDY SERIES

Modern Family, Written by Jerry Collins, Paul Corrigan, Alex Herschlag, Abraham Higginbotham, Elaine Ko, Joe Lawson, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Dan O'Shannon, Jeffrey Richman, Brad Walsh, Ilana Wernick, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker; ABC

NEW SERIES

Boardwalk Empire, Written by Meg Jackson, Lawrence Konner, Howard Korder, Steve Kornacki, Margaret Nagle, Tim Van Patten, Paul Simms, Terence Winter; HBO

EPISODIC DRAMA

"The Chrysanthemum and the Sword" (Mad Men), Written by Erin Levy; AMC

EPISODIC COMEDY

"When It Rains, It Pours" (30 Rock), Written by Robert Carlock; NBC

LONG FORM - ORIGINAL

The Special Relationship, Written by Peter Morgan; HBO

LONG FORM - ADAPTATION

The Pacific, "Part Eight," Written by Robert Schenkkan and Michelle Ashford, Based in part on the books "Helmet for My Pillow" by Robert Leckie and "With The Old Breed" by Eugene B. Sledge with additional material from "Red Blood, Black Sand" by Chuck Tatum and China Marine by Eugene B. Sledge; HBO

ANIMATION

"The Prisoner of Benda" (Futurama), Written by Ken Keeler; Comedy Central

COMEDY / VARIETY - (INCLUDING TALK) SERIES

The Colbert Report, Writers: Barry Julien, Dan Guterman, Eric Drysdale, Frank Lesser, Glenn Eichler, Jay Katsir, Max Werner, Meredith Scardino, Michael Brumm, Opus Moreschi, Peter Gwinn, Rich Dahm, Rob Dubbin, Scott Sherman, Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell, Peter Grosz, Paul Dinello; Comedy Central

COMEDY / VARIETY - MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES - SPECIALS

National Memorial Day Concert 2010, Written by Joan Meyerson; PBS



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