WGA awards Inception, The Social Network for screenplays


Last weekend, the Writer’s Guild of America held its annual awards ceremony. Vulture brings us word that the guild granted writer-director Christopher Nolan his first WGA award for Best Original Screenplay thanks to Inception (we agree). 2008 saw his script for The Dark Knight nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, so this is his first award from any guild.

Meanwhile, the award for Best Adapted Screenplay went unsurprisingly to Aaron Sorkin’s The Social Network, which also won Best Screenplay at the Golden Globes last month (we also agree). Neither award is unexpected, though it should be noted that The King’s Speech wasn’t considered for any awards since union rules disqualified it from participation.

I have a feeling that both of these films will win in the same categories at the Academy Awards later this month, but they’re going up against some strong competition. Check out the other WGA Awards winners after the break, and be sure to speak up if you disagree with any of the choices!

Original Screenplay
Inception, by Christopher Nolan

Adapted Screenplay
The Social Network, by Aaron Sorkin, based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich

Documentary Screenplay
Inside Job, by Charles Ferguson, Chad Beck, and Adam Bolt

TV Drama Series
Mad Men, 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

TV Comedy Series
Modern Family, by Jerry Collins, Paul Corrigan, Alex Herchlag, Abraham Higginbotham, Elain Ko, Joe Lawson, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Dan O’Shannon, Jeffrey Richman, Brad Walsh, Ilana Wernick, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker

New TV Series
Boardwalk Empire, by Meg Jackson, Lawrence Konner, Howard Korder, Steve Kornacki, Margaret Nagle, Tim Van Patten, Paul Simms, Terence Winter

TV Drama Episode
“The Chrysanthemum and the Sword,” Mad Men, by Erin Levy

TV Comedy Episode
“When It Rains, It Pours,” 30 Rock, by Robert Carlock

TV Animated Episode
“The Prisoner of Benda,” Futurama, by Ken Keeler

Comedy/Variety Series
The Colbert Report

[Vulture, picture via The Real Timer]