Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Over the Weekend, Vol. 1: The Writers Guild Awards

The WGA presented its annual awards over the weekend. Anyone have any guesses on who won?

The Hurt Locker, written by Mark Boal. I didn't discuss it much, just because there has been so much other stuff to chew on over the past month, but this, to me, was the last tea leave to read regarding Hurt Locker's chances of taking home Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars 12 days from now. Some were thinking Tarantino's Basterds screenplay was an Oscar favorite, and a WGA win might have cemented that idea. Instead, it was another win for Kathryn Bigelow's film...on its way, very likely, to an Oscar win in the screenplay category...as well as many others.

Adapted Screenplay went, very deservingly, to Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner for Up in the Air, which is also a locked-and-loaded Oscar winner.

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