'Inception,' 'The Social Network' win WGA awards
Sunday 06 February 2011
The films "Inception" and "The Social Network" won top awards Saturday from the Writers Guild of America, a major Hollywood labor union.
The winners of the 2011 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for screen, television, radio, news, promotional, videogame, and new media were announced at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and in New York City.
"Inception," a science fiction thriller, stars Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays Dom Cobb, a corporate espionage thief. The movie, whose script was written by Christopher Nolan, won the best original screenplay award.
"The Social Network" is a drama about the founding of the social networking website Facebook and the resulting lawsuits. Its screenplay by Aaron Sorkin won the the best adapted screenplay award.
The film was directed by David Fincher and features Justin Timberlake among other actors.
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