'Hurt Locker,' 'Up in the Air' win Writers Guild awards

hurt-locker-02-320.jpg"Up in the Air" and "The Hurt Locker" took home top honors at the Writers Guild of America awards.

The Oscar-nominated screenplays both defeated some tough competition to win their respective categories Saturday (Feb. 20).

Mark Boal, a journalist turned screenwriter, was lauded for his best original screenplay for "The Hurt Locker," about a special unit that defuses bombs in Iraq.

Boal beat out  the screenwriters for "(500) Days of Summer," "Avatar," "The Hangover" and "A Serious Man."

"Up in the Air," by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, took home the best adapted screenplay award. It had gone up against "Crazy Heart," "Julie & Julia," "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" and "Star Trek."

Finally, "The Cove" by Mark Monroe won the best documentary screenplay award.

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