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Feb062011

'The Social Network,' 'Inception' Win Writers Guild Awards

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio arrives at the premiere of 'Inception' in July 2010. Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- After taking home four awards at the Golden Globes last month, The Social Network scored a victory for best adapted screenplay at Saturday night's Writers Guild of America Awards. Inception, which received rave reviews from theater-goers but did not win a Golden Globe award, won the WGA award for best original screenplay.

Inside Job, featuring Matt Damon, also won the WGA award for best documentary screenplay.

Although the Golden Globes and Writers Guild Awards can serve as precursors to the Academy Awards, that is not always the case. In 2010, Up In The Air featuring George Clooney won the WGA award for best adapted screenplay, but lost out at the Academy Awards to The Hurt Locker, which was selected as the best picture winner. The Hurt Locker took home best original screenplay at the Writers Guild Awards.

The Academy Awards are scheduled for February 27 in Hollywood.

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