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'Argo,' 'Zero Dark Thirty' Win At The WGA Awards

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire February 17, 2013 at 10:51PM

"Argo" made a near clean-sweep of the Guild Awards, adding a WGA Award for screenwriter Chris Terrio to a haul that now includes top awards at the DGA, PGA, SAG and ACE Eddies. Terrio beat his Oscar rivals Tony Kushner ("Lincoln") and David O. Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook") in the adapted screenplay category. Mark Boal won in the original category for "Zero Dark Thirty," though notably his two closest Oscar competitors (one of whom will likely take home the Oscar) were not eligible: Quentin Tarantino ("Django Unchained") and Michael Haneke ("Amour").
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'Argo'
'Argo'

"Argo" made a near clean-sweep of the Guild Awards, adding a WGA Award for screenwriter Chris Terrio to a haul that now includes top awards at the DGA, PGA, SAG and ACE Eddies. Terrio beat his Oscar rivals Tony Kushner ("Lincoln") and David O. Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook") in the adapted screenplay category.

Mark Boal won in the original category for "Zero Dark Thirty," though notably his two closest Oscar competitors (one of whom will likely take home the Oscar) were not eligible: Quentin Tarantino ("Django Unchained") and Michael Haneke ("Amour").

Other winners included "Searching For Sugar Man" in the documentary category, and "Breaking Bad," "Mad Men," "Girls" and "Louie" in various television categories.

List of announced winners below:

MOTION PICTURES

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Zero Dark Thirty (Sony/Columbia Pictures), Written by Mark Boal

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Argo (Warner Bros Pictures) – Screenplay by Chris Terrio; Based on a selection from The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired Magazine article “The Great Escape” by Joshuah Bearman

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY
Searching for Sugar Man, Written by Malik Bendjelloul; Sony Pictures Classics

TELEVISION

DRAMA Series
Breaking Bad (AMC), Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett

COMEDY SERIES
Louie (FX), Written by Pamela Adlon, Vernon Chatman, Louis C.K.

NEW SERIES
Girls (HBO), Written by Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin, Lena Dunham, Sarah Heyward, Bruce Eric Kaplan, Jenni Konner, Deborah Schoeneman, Dan Sterling

EPISODIC DRAMA
Mad Men (AMC), Written by Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner – “The Other Woman”

LONG FORM – ORIGINAL
Hatfields & McCoys (History Channel), Teleplay by Ted Mann and Ronald Parker, Story by Bill Kerby and Ted Mann, Nights Two and Three

LONG FORM – ADAPTED
Game Change (HBO), Written by Danny Strong, Based on the book by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann

EPISODIC COMEDY
Modern Family (ABC) – “Virgin Territory” – Written by Elaine Ko

COMEDY / VARIETY (INCLUDING TALK) – SERIES
Portlandia (IFC), Writers: Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Karey Dornetto, Jonathan Krisel, Bill Oakley

CHILDREN’S – EPISODIC & SPECIALS
Sesame Street (PBS) - “The Good Sport” – Written by Christine Ferraro

CHILDREN’S – LONG FORM OR SPECIAL
Girl vs. Monster, Teleplay by Annie DeYoung and Ron McGee, Story by Annie DeYoung (Disney Channel)

DOCUMENTARY – CURRENT EVENTS
“Money, Power and Wall Street: Episode One” (Frontline), Written by Martin Smithand Marcela Gaviria (PBS)

DOCUMENTARY – OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS
“The Fabric of the Cosmos: The Illusion of Time” (Nova), Telescript by Randall MacLowry, Story by Joseph McMasterand Randall MacLowry; PBS

NEWS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT
“Tragedy In Colorado: The Movie Theatre Massacre,” Written by Lisa Ferri, Joel Siegel (ABC News)

NEWS – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY
“The Ghost of Joe McCarthy” (Moyers & Company), Written by Bill Moyers, Michael Winship  (Thirteen/WNET)
 

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