Up in the Air, George Clooney

Paramount Pictures

Avatar can't win 'em all.

The Hurt Locker and Up in the Air scored the top prizes Saturday night at the Writers Guild Awards, setting them up as favorites in the screenplay races going into the Oscars.

Up in the Air screenwriters Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner won for Best Adapted Screenplay, while The Hurt Locker's Mark Boal took home the award for Original Screenplay.

The Hurt Locker and Up in the Air are up in the same categories at the Oscars, which will be awarded March 7.

The WGA Awards ceremony was held simultaneously in Los Angeles and New York. Here's the complete list of winners:

  • Original Screenplay: The Hurt Locker, Mark Boal
  • Adapted Screenplay: Up in the Air, Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner
  • Documentary Screenplay: The Cove, Mark Monroe
  • TV Drama Series: Mad Men
  • TV Comedy Series: 30 Rock
  • New TV Series: Modern Family
  • TV Episodic Drama: "Broken, Part 1 and Part 2" (House)
  • TV Episodic Comedy: "Apollo, Apollo" (30 Rock)
  • Long Form Original: Georgia O'Keeffe
  • Long Form Adaptation: Taking Chance
  • Animation "Wedding for Disaster" (The Simpsons)
  • Comedy/Variety Series: (tie) Saturday Night Live; The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
  • Comedy/Variety Special: Film Independent's 2009 Spirit Awards 
  • Serial The Young and the Restless
  • Children's Episodic: "Welcome to the Jungle" (The Troop)
  • Children's Long Form: Another Cinderella Story
  • TV Documentary (Current Events): "The Madoff Affair" (Frontline)
  • TV Documentary (Other): "The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer" (American Experience)
  • News: World News With Charles Gibson
  • News Analysis, Feature or Commentary: "A Private War: Expose: America's Investigative Reports" (Bill Moyers Journal)


Get the lowdown on the Oscars in our Notable Nominees gallery!

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