writers guild awards 'The Social Network,' 'Inception' win Writers Guild AwardsTwo of the front-runners for the best screenplay awards at the Oscars confirmed their favorite status at the Writers Guild of America Awards Saturday night (Feb. 5).

“Inception” writer-director Christopher Nolan (above left) won the WGA’s honor for best original screenplay at the ceremony, and Aaron Sorkin (above right) took home the award for best adapted screenplay for “The Social Network.” His script is based on Ben Mezrich‘s book “The Accidental Billionaires.”

Other awards went to the writing staff of “Mad Men” for best drama series, “Modern Family” for best comedy series and “Boardwalk Empire” for best new series. “Mad Men’s” Erin Levy also won the award for best episodic drama for the episode “The Chrysanthemum and the Sword.” The episodic comedy award went to Robert Carlock of “30 Rock” for “When It Rains, It Pours.”

More winners are after the jump; you can see the full list at the WGA site.
]]>FILM Original screenplay: Christopher Nolan, “Inception”
Adapted screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, “The Social Network” (based on the book “The Accidental Billionaires” by Ben Mezrich)
Documentary screenplay: “Inside Job,” written by Charles Ferguson, co-written by Chad Beck and Adam Bolt TELEVISION Best comedy series: “Modern Family”
Best drama series: “Mad Men”
Best new series: “Boardwalk Empire”
Episodic drama: Erin Levy, “Mad Men” – “The Chrysanthemum and the Sword”
Episodic comedy: Robert Carlock, “30 Rock” – “When It Rains, It Pours”
Long form, original: Peter Morgan, “The Special Relationship”
Long form, adapted: Robert Schenkkan and Michelle Ashford, “The Pacific, Part Eight” (Based in part on the books “Helmet for My Pillow” by Robert Leckie and “With The Old Breed” by Eugene B. Sledge; additional material from “Red Blood, Black Sand” by Chuck Tatum and “China Marine” by Eugene B. Sledge)
Animation: Ken Keeler, “Futurama” – “The Prisoner of Benda”
Comedy/variety series: “The Colbert Report”
Comedy/variety special: Joan Meyerson, “National Memorial Day Concert 2010”
Daytime drama: “As the World Turns”

Posted by:Rick Porter