Offering no surprises the Writer's Guild Awards were given out on Saturday the 20th with Jason Reitman's "Up in the air" scoring the best adapted screenplay award and "The Hurt locker" winning best original screenplay. "The cove" won best documentary screenplay, making all the three films front-runners for the Screenplay Academy Awards.
"Up in the air" also won the Golden Globe, and in his acceptance's speech Reitman remarked that he thought Quentin Tarantino was going to win the award for "Inglorious Basterds". So did everyone else watching the ceremony, and the same goes for tonight, if it isn't for the fact that Tarantino is ineligible for the WGA and the director's guild awardas he is not a member of the guilds. Other films ineligible for the award tonight include "A single man", and Honby's "An education". Tarantino could overshadow Reitman come March 7th, as he is a favorite among fans and critics.
"The Hurt locker" will definitely win the best original screenplay, although the film really wants to win the best director and best picture Academy Award, something that might not happen as "Avatar" could overshadow the Iraq film come Oscar night. "The cove" is a deadlock for best documentary winning the DGA and Producer's Guild Awards.
The Academy Awards will air March 7th on ABC