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'Juno,' 'Country' top WGA honors

9 February 2008 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Diablo Cody's "Juno" took the prize for original screenplay, and Ethan and Joel Coen's adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel "No Country for Old Men" was the winner in the adapted screenplay category as the WGA, West and the WGA, East announced their annual awards Saturday night.

Because of the strike, the WGA, West did not hold its customary awards dinner, while the WGA, East held a scaled-back reception at the Hudson Theatre in New York.

Having also picked up awards from the DGA and the PGA, the Coens' "No Country" is now the front-runner heading toward the Academy Awards on Feb. 24.

The writers also recognized Alex Gibney?'s "Taxi to the Dark Side", an investigation into interrogation techniques, as best documentary screenplay.

On the TV side, the dramatic series honors went to HBO's "The Wire", written by Ed Burns, Chris Collins, Dennis Lehane, David Mills, George Pelecanos, Richard Price, David Simon and William F. Zorzi, while the comedy series kudos went to NBC's "30 Rock", written by Brett Baer, Jack Burditt, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Dave Finkel, Daisy Gardner, Donald Glover, Matt Hubbard, Jon Pollack, John Riggi, Tami Sagher and Ron Weiner.

Other winners:

New series: AMC's "Mad Men", written by Lisa Albert, Bridget Bedard, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Tom Palmer, Chris Provenzano, Robin Veith and Matthew Weiner;

Episodic drama, "The Second Coming" episode of "The Sopranos", by Terence Winter;

Episodic comedy, "The Job" from "The Office", by Paul Lieberstein & Michael Schur;

Long form orginal: "Pandemic", by Bryce Zabel & Jackie Zabel;

Long form adaptation, "The Company: A Story of the CIA, teleplay by Ken Nolan, based on the novel by Robert Littell;

"Kill Gil Volumes 1&2," from "The Simpsons", ? by Jeff Westbrook;

Comedy/variety: "The Colbert Report", written by Bryan Adams, Michael Brumm, Stephen Colbert, Rich Dahm, Eric Drysdale, Rob Dubbin, Glenn Eichler, Peter Grosz, Peter Gwinn, Barry Julien, Jay Katsir, Laura Krafft, Frank Lesser, Tom Purcell and Allison Silverman

Daytime serial: "The Young & The Restless," written by Lynn Marie Latham, Scott Hamner, Jeff Gottesfeld & Cherie Bennet, Bernard Lechowick, James Stanley, Natalie Minardi Slater, Lynsey Dufour, Marina Alburger, Sara Bibel, Janice Ferri Esser, Eric Freiwald & Linda Schreiber, Joshua McCaffrey and Sandra Weintraub;

Children's episodic & specials: "Look Whose Not Talking" from "Flight 29 Down", by D. »

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