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Tuesday
Feb192013

"Argo," "Zero Dark Thirty" Win Top Prizes at WGA Awards

Warner Bros. Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Argo received yet another award on Sunday, this time from the Writers Guild of America.

Ben Affleck's thriller earned the prize for best adapted screenplay at the 2013 Writers Guild of America Awards, which were presented at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.

Chris Terrio wrote the screenplay for Argo, which was based on a book by former CIA agent Tony Mendez -- played by Affleck in the film -- as well as a Wired Magazine article.

Argo tells the story of a CIA mission led by Mendez that rescued six American diplomats hiding in the Canadian ambassador's home during the Iranian hostage crisis in the late 1970s.  

The award for best original screenplay went to Zero Dark Thirty, written by director Kathryn Bigelow's collaborator, Mark Boal.  The movie focuses on the nation's hunt for Osama bin Laden.

Both Argo and Zero Dark Thirty are best-picture nominees heading into this Sunday's Oscars ceremony.

The WGA Awards honored AMC's Breaking Bad and FX's Louie as the top drama and comedy TV series, respectively.

Here's a complete list of winners:

MOVIES


Original Screenplay
Zero Dark Thirty

Adapted Screenplay
Argo

Documentary Screenplay
Searching for Sugar Man

TELEVISION

Drama Series
Breaking Bad, AMC

Comedy Series

Louie, FX

New Series
Girls, HBO

Episodic Drama
“The Other Woman,” Mad Men, AMC

Episodic Comedy
“Virgin Territory,” Modern Family, ABC

Long Form – Original
Hatfields and McCoys, Nights Two and Three, History Channel

Long Form – Adapted
Game Change, HBO

Animation
“Ned and Edna’s Blend Agenda,” The Simpsons, Fox

Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) – Series
Portlandia, IFC

Comedy/Variety – Music, Awards, Tributes – Specials

66th Annual Tony Awards, CBS

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Monday
Jan072013

"Zero Dark Thirty," "Lincoln" Among Film Nominees for WGA Awards

David James, SMPSP©DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC(NEW YORK) -- The Writers Guild of America has announced the film nominees for its 2013 awards ceremonies.

The contenders for best original screenplay are Zero Dark Thirty, The Master, Moonrise Kingdom, Flight and Looper.

The best adapted screenplay category features Lincoln, Argo, Silver Linings Playbook, Life of Pi and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

The nominees in the television categories were announced last month.

The 2013 Writers Guild of America Awards will be presented at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York on Feb. 17.

Here's a complete list of nominees:

MOVIES

Original Screenplay
Flight
Looper
The Master
Moonrise Kingdom
Zero Dark Thirty


Adapted Screenplay
Argo
Life of Pi
Lincoln
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Silver Linings Playbook


Documentary Screenplay
The Central Park Five
The Invisible War
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God
Searching for Sugar Man
We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists
West of Memphis


TELEVISION

Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire, HBO
Breaking Bad, AMC
Game of Thrones, HBO
Homeland, Showtime
Mad Men, AMC

Comedy Series

30 Rock, NBC
Girls, HBO
Louie, FX
Modern Family, ABC
Parks and Recreation, NBC

New Series
Girls, HBO
The Mindy Project, Fox
Nashville, ABC
The Newsroom, HBO
Veep, HBO

Episodic Drama
“Buyout,” Breaking Bad, AMC
“Dead Freight,” Breaking Bad, AMC
“Fifty-One,” Breaking Bad, AMC
“New Car Smell,” Homeland, Showtime
“The Other Woman,” Mad Men, AMC
“Say My Name,” Breaking Bad, AMC

Episodic Comedy
“The Debate,” Parks and Recreation, NBC
“Episode 9,” Episodes, Showtime
“Leap Day,” 30 Rock, NBC
“Little Bo Bleep,” Modern Family, ABC
“Mistery Date,” Modern Family, ABC
“Virgin Territory,” Modern Family, ABC

Long Form – Original
Hatfields and McCoys, Nights Two and Three, History Channel
Hemingway & Gelhorn, HBO
“Pilot,” Political Animals, USA

Long Form – Adapted
Coma, Nights 1 and 2, A&E
Game Change, HBO

Animation
“A Farewell to Arms,” Futurama, Comedy Central
“Forget-Me-Not,” Family Guy, Fox
“Holidays of Future Passed,” The Simpsons, Fox
“Ned and Edna’s Blend Agenda,” The Simpsons, Fox
“Treehouse of Horror XXIII,” The Simpsons, Fox

Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) – Series
The Colbert Report, Comedy Central
Conan, TBS
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central
Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC
Key & Peele, Comedy Central
Portlandia, IFC
Real Time with Bill Maher, HBO
Saturday Night Live, NBC

Comedy/Variety – Music, Awards, Tributes – Specials
66th Annual Tony Awards, CBS
2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards, IFC
After the Academy Awards, ABC
National Memorial Day Concert, PBS

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