With this win, “Argo” has a strong chance of securing the award for Best Adapted Screenplay at this year’s Oscars. The Best Picture contender was in a close battle with “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Lincoln,” both of which are also fighting for the award at this year’s ceremony.
“Argo” has now taken top honors at the ceremonies for Producers Guild; Writers Guild; Directors Guild; and Screen Actors Guild for Best Ensemble, giving it a stronger chance at being the favorite to win Best Picture at the Oscars.
The win for “Zero Dark Thirty” doesn’t give it much of an advantage over “Django Unchained” and “Amour,” both of which were disqualified from receiving a nod from WGA, but are nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars. If a film doesn’t meet the requirements for nomination at the WGA, there is still a chance it can take home an Oscar for its screenplay. The most recent example would be 2010’s Best Picture winner, “The King’s Speech.”
The 85th Annual Academy Awards air Sunday, Feb. 24, at 7e/4p on ABC.