‘Inception’ and ‘The Social Network’ win top prizes at Writers Guild Awards

Inception‘s Christopher Nolan and The Social Network‘s Aaron Sorkin won top honors at the Writers Guild Awards on Saturday night, for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay, respectively.

Nolan’s script, which he worked on for about a decade, beat out the screenplays for Oscar favorites Black Swan, The Fighter, The Kids Are All Right, and surprise nominee Please Give. Sorkin, who has won other top awards thus far, including the Critics’ Choice Award and the Golden Globe, adapted his screenplay from Ben Mezrich‘s nonfictional account The Accidental Billionaires. The Social Network beat out fellow Adapted Screenplay nominees 127 Hours, I Love You Phillip Morris, The Town, and True Grit.

Screenplays for other Best Picture Oscar nominees The King’s Speech, Winter’s Bone, and Toy Story 3 were deemed ineligible per Guild rules.

Inside Job was the winner for Documentary Writing. The Special Relationship was the winner of Best Long Form Television Original Screenplay and The Pacific was honored for Best Long Form Television Adapted Screenplay.

For a full list of winners, check out the nifty list of winners that Awards Daily has compiled.

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