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'Argo', 'Zero Dark Thirty' win movie prizes at 2013 WGA Awards

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Argo and Zero Dark Thirty have won the top movie prizes at this year's Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards.

Chris Terrio was honoured in the 'Adapted Screenplay' category for Argo and Mark Boal won the 'Original Screenplay' award for Zero Dark Thirty during simultaneous ceremonies hosted in New York and Los Angeles.

'Argo' still


Searching for Sugar Man's Malik Bendejelloul also took home the 'Documentary' prize on Sunday night (February 17).

Girls, Breaking Bad, Mad Men and Modern Family were among the night's big winners in the TV categories.

'Zero Dark Thirty' still, Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong

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The major winners and nominees in the movie categories at the WGA Awards are as follows:

Original Screenplay
Flight - John Gatins (Paramount Pictures)
Looper - Rian Johnson (TriStar Pictures)
The Master - Paul Thomas Anderson (The Weinstein Company)
Moonrise Kingdom - Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola (Focus Features)
Zero Dark Thirty - Mark Boal (Columbia Pictures) - WINNER

Adapted Screenplay
Argo - Chris Terrio (Warner Bros. Pictures) - WINNER
Life of Pi - David Magee (20th Century Fox)
Lincoln - Tony Kushner (DreamWorks Pictures)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky (Summit Entertainment)
Silver Linings Playbook - David O Russell (The Weinstein Company)

Documentary
The Central Park Five - Sarah Burns, David McMahon and Ken Burns (Sundance Selects)
The Invisible War - Kirby Dick (Cinedigm Entertainment Group)
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God - Alex Gibney (HBO Films)
Searching for Sugar Man - Malik Bendejelloul (Sony Pictures Classics) - WINNER
We Are Legion - Brian Knappenberger (Cinetic Media)
West of Memphis - Amy J. Berg and Billy McMillin (Sony Pictures Classics)

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