by Bryan Enk, published on February 5, 2011|
Inception has finally gotten some real love.
Its been a bit puzzling as to why Christopher Nolans expertly structured and endlessly fascinating sci-fi tale hasnt been getting more attention from industry award-givers. While its received kudos for its technical prowess, Inception has yet to be truly acknowledged for its significant achievements in directing, writing and acting.
Until now, as Nolans script was given the award for Best Original Screenplay by the Writers Guild of America at the WGA Awards. Inception emerged the winner against some extremely strong competition, including The Kids Are All Right and The Fighter.
Meanwhile, Aaron Sorkins script for The Social Network took home the award for Best Adapted Screenplay (no surprise there) and Charles Fergusons Inside Job won for Best Documentary Screenplay. Both films were winners at the recent Directors Guild Awards as well.
We love everything about The Social Network, but Inception was the true princess of the ball at the WGA Awards. Now, Christopher, go make The Dark Knight Rises, and make it awesome!
The Writers Guild Awards were held on Saturday, Feb. 5 at simultaneous ceremonies in both Los Angeles and New York. The complete list of nominees are listed below, with the winners in bold.
Black Swan, Screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin; Story by Andres Heinz
The Fighter, Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
Inception, Written by Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right, Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
Please Give, Written by Nicole Holofcener
127 Hours, Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy; based on the book Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston
I Love You Phillip Morris, Written by John Requa & Glenn Ficarra; based on the book by Steven McVicker
The Social Network, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich
The Town, Screenplay by Peter Craig and Ben Affleck & Aaron Stockard; based on the novel Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan
True Grit, Screenplay by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen; based on the novel by Charles Portis
Enemies of the People, Written, Directed, Filmed and Produced by Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath
Freedom Riders, Written, Produced and Directed by Stanley Nelson; based in part on the book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice by Raymond Arsenault
Gasland, Written and Directed by Josh Fox
Inside Job, Produced, Written and Directed by Charles Ferguson; Co-written by Chad Beck, Adam Bolt
The Two Escobars, Written by Michael Zimbalist, Jeff Zimbalist
Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin About Him)?, Written and Directed by John Scheinfeld