The highly respected Writers Guild Awards for 2011 were awarded last tonight. The Social Network and Inception were among the winners during simultaneous ceremonies in NY and LA.
Christopher Nolan's Inception beat Black Swan, The Fighter, The Kids Are All Right and Please Give in the original screenplay category. Adam Sorkin's The Social Network screenplay beat 127 Hours, I Love You Phillip Morris, The Town and True Grit in the adapted screenplay section. Notable Oscar nominees The King’s Speech, Winter’s Bone, Toy Story 3, and Another Year failed to qualify under the Guilds selection process.
Inception, Screenplay by Christopher Nolan.
The Social Network, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin. [Based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich]
Inside Job, Produced, Written and Directed by Charles Ferguson, Co-written by Chad Beck & Adam Bolt.
Sony Pictures Classics.
Steven Zaillian, writer of Schindler's List, Gangs of New York and Awakenings among many was presented the Laurel Award for Screen, honouring lifetime achievement in outstanding writing for movies.