Monday, February 7, 2011

Writers Guild Awards: "Inception" and "The Social Network" are distinct

U.S. screenwriters' unions (East Coast and West Coast) have submitted their award Saturday night at the Writers Guild Awards Gala. Christopher Nolan has won the award for best original screenplay for "Inception." He was competing with the "Black Swan", "The Fighter," "The Kids Are All Right" and "Please Give" in this category.
"The King's Speech", the frontrunner for the Academy Awards, had been excluded from the nominations. The strict rules of the WGA demanding that the scenarios are produced under the jurisdiction of the U.S. screenwriters' union or union for foreign partner and that scenarios be formally submitted nomination. These rules are different from those of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and the Union of actors and actresses of film and television (SAG) that allow the entry of competing films outside their jurisdiction.
Side for Best Adapted Screenplay, Aaron Sorkin is who won the honors for "The Social Network. "127 Hours", "I Love You Phillip Morris", "The Town" and "True Grit" were his rivals.
In the documentary category scenario is the scenario of "Inside Job", co-written by Charles Ferguson, Chad Beck and Adam Bolt, who won an award.
U.S. screenwriters' unions also reward the television categories. The series "Mad Men" and "Modern Family" have distinguished themselves in their respective categories while "Boardwalk Empire" took home an award for best new series.

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