Anybody else getting a serious case of awards season déjà vu?
Whoever said variety is the spice of life clearly wasn’t an Oscar prognosticator, because ever since the Golden Globes it’s been Argo, Argo, Argo. Not surprisingly, Chris Terrio took home the award for Best Adapted Screenplay at this weekend’s Writer’s Guild Awards, which sees screenwriters bestowing kudos upon their peers.
One other film featuring Americans in danger in the Middle East also took home a major prize ― Zero Dark Thirty, for which writer Mark Boal won Best Original Screenplay.
The TV awards also went to shows that have seen their fair share of golden statuettes lately.
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Breaking Bad won for Best Drama, beating current TV awards juggernaut Homeland as well as acclaimed shows like Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, and Mad Men. In the comedy category, Louis triumphed over 30 Rock's final season as well as Girls.
But Lena Dunham didn't walk away empty-handed, since Girls was awarded Best New Series. Mad Men and Modern Family took the prizes for individual episodes featuring strong writing, while Game Change added yet another prize to its mantle as Best Long Form (Adapted).
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So will Zero Dark Thirty and Argo repeat this victory at the Oscars? Possibly. Argo faces stiff competition from Silver Linings Playbook and Lincoln, both of which are also the most likely to beat it in the Best Picture race. (Though Argo is front-runner, especially since it also triumphed over those two films for the WGA award.) Meanwhile, Zero Dark Thirty is up against fellow Best Picture nominees Django Unchained and Amour, and stands a pretty good chance at besting them.
Find the complete list of winners here.
Which film did you think had the best screenplay this year?