Monday, July 22, 2024

WGA Awards: Nolan “Inception,” Sorkin “Social,” “World Turns,” “Boardwalk”


From the Writers Guild Awards in Hollywood:

Surprise! Christopher Nolan won Best Original Screenplay for “Inception.” (Note: “The King’s Speech” was ineligible, as were a few others.)

As expected, and deserved: Aaron Sorkin, “The Social Network,” Best Adapted Screenplay…

Martin Scorsese‘s “Boardwalk Empire” just won the WGA award for Best new show. “Mad Men” won for Best TV episodic drama and best drama series..

This means that “BE” — thanks to HBO– has swept through the Golden Globes, the SAG Awards, the Directors Guild and now the Writers Guild. Of course, the Scorsese name helps, and the show is very good, but really…Wow… congrats…But “Mad Men” still remains a winner.

Charles Ferguson‘s documentary, “Inside Job,” won the WGA just now. He won the DGA last week in the same ballroom…

“As the World Turns” just won for best written soap. CBS, of course, killed it last fall after 54 years, and replaced it with the idiotic “The Talk”…

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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