Inception Scores WGA Screenplay Award

The Writers Guild of America Awards were held this weekend, and Chris Nolan took home a shiny new trophy. It was a minor upset: Inception scored the Best Original Screenplay prize over The Kids Are All Right and The Fighter. Aaron Sorkin took home another prize, too, winning the Best Adapted Screenplay Award for The Social Network. Oscar front-runner The King’s Speech was not nominated because it didn’t qualify under union rules. On the TV side, Matthew Weiner won again for Mad Men. More kudos. More Oscar foreshadowing. More winners, below:

Original Screenplay
Inception, by Christopher Nolan

Adapted Screenplay
The Social Network, by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich

Documentary Screenplay
Inside Job, by Charles Ferguson, Chad Beck, and Adam Bolt

TV Drama Series
Mad Men, by Jonathan Abrahams, Lisa Albert, Keith Huff, Jonathan Igla, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Brett Johnson, Janet Leahy, Erin Levy, Tracy McMillan, Dahvi Waller, Matthew Weiner

TV Comedy Series
Modern Family, by Jerry Collins, Paul Corrigan, Alex Herschlag, Abraham Higginbotham, Elaine Ko, Joe Lawson, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Dan O’Shannon, Jeffrey Richman, Brad Walsh, Ilana Wernick, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker

New TV Series
Boardwalk Empire, by Meg Jackson, Lawrence Konner, Howard Korder, Steve Kornacki, Margaret Nagle, Tim Van Patten, Paul Simms, Terence Winter

TV Drama Episode
“The Chrysanthemum and the Sword,” Mad Men, by Erin Levy

TV Comedy Episode
“When It Rains, It Pours,” 30 Rock, by Robert Carlock

TV Animated Episode
“The Prisoner of Benda,” Futurama, by Ken Keeler

Comedy/Variety Series
The Colbert Report

’Inception,’ ‘Social Network’ Win Top WGA Awards [HR]

Inception Scores WGA Screenplay Award