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'Argo' and 'Zero Dark Thirty' Win Big at 2013 Writers Guild Awards

February 18, 2013 (7:10 am) GMT
Chris Terrio claims the prize for Best Adapted Screenplay for the Iranian hostage drama, while Mark Boal wins the Best Original Screenplay for the Osama bin Laden hunt thriller.
'Argo' and 'Zero Dark Thirty' Win Big at 2013 Writers Guild Awards

's "" snatched yet another prestigious award. This time around, the Iranian hostage drama claimed the Best Adapted Screenplay prize at the 2013 Writers Guild of America Awards which was held on Sunday, February 17.

The coveted award went to screenwriter Chris Terrio, who adapted the script based on a selection from "The Master of Disguise" by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired Magazine article "The Great Escape" by Joshuah Bearman.

Terrio beat out the likes of Tony Kushner (""), David O. Russell (""), David Magee (""), and Stephen Chbosky ("").

As for the Original Screenplay, the prize was claimed by "". Scribe Mark Boal collected the gong, defeating John Gatins (""), Rian Johnson (""), Paul Thomas Anderson ("") and Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola ("").

Apart from movie category, WGAs also handed out its awards for TV field. "" won the writing award for the Comedy Series, "" for the Drama Series, and "" for the New Series. In the category of comedy/variety, "" won for series, while the "66th Annual Tony Awards" won for special.

2013 Writers Guild Awards Winners: Film:

Television: Radio: Promotional Writing and Graphic Animation Winners: Video Games: New Media Writing Winners:

Writers Guild Awards 2013: Arrivals | Press Room


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