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"Inception," "The Social Network" Win Writers Guild Awards! Check Out Complete List of Winners and Nominees!

7 February 2011 7:24 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

As soon as we thought we could predict the outcome of the Oscars, here comes another surprise! This one's brought to you by the Writers Guild of America. Picked for Best Original Screenplay was Christopher Nolan's "Inception." The director, famously dissed for not getting a Best Director Oscar nomination, may just win the Best Original Screenplay come Oscar night. Oscar front-runner, "The King's Speech" was not nominated because it didn't quality under union rules which prompted Nolan to say during his WGA acceptance award that he looked forward to a time when he could accept the award "without qualification."

That could be the beginning of a great script Mr. Nolan, go write it :happy

For adapted screenplay, I'm happy to report that Aaron Sorkin's fantastic script won! Based on "The Accidental Billionaires" by Ben Mezrich, "The Social Network" was the only film last year that I predicted to win this very category. »

- Manny

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Writers Guild Announces New Media Award Nominees

11 January 2011 10:38 AM, PST | | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Two WGA New Media Writing Award categories were added to the lineup for the 2011 ceremonies, including Outstanding Achievement in Writing Original New Media and Outstanding Achievement in Writing Derivative New Media. Today, the Writers Guild announced the nominees: Outstanding Achievement in Writing Original New Media Anyone But Me - “The Real Thing,” ”Identity Crisis,” “Girl Talk,” ”Naming Things,” “Curtain Up” - Story by Susan Miller, Tina Cesa Ward, Written by Susan Miller, Tina Cesa Ward All's Faire - “Episode 1,” “Episode 4,” Episode 5,” Episode 6,” “Episode 7” - Written by Thom Woodley Concierge: The Series - “Episode 1: We’ve Got Flash,” “Episode 2: Complimentary Sandwiches,” “Episode 3: Perfect Resume Builder” - Written by Timothy Cooper The Five Faces Project - “The Shadow” - Written by Michael A. Nixon Madison Avery - “Zac” - Written by Gregory Storm Outstanding Achievement in Writing Derivative New Media The 3rd Floor: The Office Webisode - “Webisode One: Moving On, »

- Joshua Cohen

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