The WGA and ADG awards lead up to the Academy Awards
Saturday night in the Renaissance Hollywood Hotelâ€™s grand ballroom, Christopher Nolanâ€™s psychological fantasy, Inception won the Writers Guild of America award for best original screenplay.
Although The Kingâ€™s Speech is nominated for 12 Academy Awards, including best Original Screenplay, it failed to be nominated for the WGA award because it didnâ€™t meet certain union requirements.
Award season favorite, Aaron Sorkinâ€™s The Social Network based on Ben Mezrichâ€™s book The Accidental Billionaires, won the trophy for best-adapted screenplay.
Across town that same night, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Paula Poundstone and production designer Eve Stewart hosted the 15th annual Art Directors Guildâ€™s Excellence in Production Design Awards.
Contemporary feature Black Swan, fantasy feature Inception and period feature The Kingâ€™s Speech divvied up the awards for feature films.
Although Therese DePrezâ€™s work for the ballet thriller, Black Swan is not nominated for a corresponding Academy Award, both Inception and The Kingâ€™s Speech are, along with Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and True Grit.
With only three more weeks to go until the climatic Academy Awards, the question is who will win the coveted gold statuette, the favorites or the sleepers?