Facebook film “The Social Network” and thriller “Inception” were among the big winners at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards, which were handed out tonight at simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles.
“Social Network” writer Aaron Sorkin took the award for best adapted screenplay from the group that represents U.S. film and television writers.”The Social Network” had already won Golden Globe Awards, for Best Picture (in the drama category), Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin), Score (Trent Reznor), and Director (David Fincher).
Inception creator Christopher Nolan was named best writer of an original script.
The winners come after the likes of Oscar nominees “The King’s Speech,” “Winter’s Bone,” “Toy Story 3,” and “Another Year” all had their scripts disqualified due to the WGA’s controversial rules, which cuts out scripts that don’t follow the guild’s complicated “Minimum Basic Agreement, or the agreements of several affiliated international guilds.”
The complete list of winners in the film categories are below:
Written by Christopher Nolan; Warner Bros.
The Social Network
Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich; Sony Pictures
Produced, Written and Directed by Charles Ferguson; Co-written by Chad Beck, Adam Bolt; Sony Pictures Classics