Up in the Air and The Hurt Locker Win Writers Guild Awards
The 2010 Writers Guild Awards were held tonight at the Hyatt Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Up in the Air, written by Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner, and The Hurt Locker, written by Mark Boal, took the top awards tonight (in the adapted and original categories, respectively). The Cove also won the documentary award. This is pretty much exactly what we expected to happen at the WGA, no big surprises. This was also where 500 Days of Summer got a good nomination, since it didn't get one at the Oscars, but I didn't expect it to win anyway. Plus, this may be a sign of what will happen at the Oscars in a few weeks.
While there were some other good nominees in the WGA Awards this year, like A Serious Man, Star Trek, and Precious, I'm happy with these winners. And if both films go on to win Oscars in a few weeks as well, I'll be satisfied. I think these are two of the better scripts, although I wouldn't mind seeing District 9 break out and get some Oscar love (since it wasn't nominated for the WGA Award). Last year's big winners were Milk and Slumdog Millionaire, both of which later took home an Oscar, it's likely this will happen again. A lot of scripts were disqualified this year, including Inglourious Basterds, Pixar's Up, and District 9. Thoughts?