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“Argo,” “Zero Dark Thirty” Win Top Prizes at WGA Awards

Warner Bros. Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Argo received yet another award on Sunday, this time from the Writers Guild of America.

Ben Affleck's thriller earned the prize for best adapted screenplay at the 2013 Writers Guild of America Awards, which were presented at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.

Chris Terrio wrote the screenplay for Argo, which was based on a book by former CIA agent Tony Mendez -- played by Affleck in the film -- as well as a Wired Magazine article.

Argo tells the story of a CIA mission led by Mendez that rescued six American diplomats hiding in the Canadian ambassador's home during the Iranian hostage crisis in the late 1970s.  

The award for best original screenplay went to Zero Dark Thirty, written by director Kathryn Bigelow's collaborator, Mark Boal.  The movie focuses on the nation's hunt for Osama bin Laden.

Both Argo and Zero Dark Thirty are best-picture nominees heading into this Sunday's Oscars ceremony.

The WGA Awards honored AMC's Breaking Bad and FX's Louie as the top drama and comedy TV series, respectively.

Here's a complete list of winners:

MOVIES


Original Screenplay
Zero Dark Thirty

Adapted Screenplay
Argo

Documentary Screenplay
Searching for Sugar Man

TELEVISION

Drama Series
Breaking Bad, AMC

Comedy Series

Louie, FX

New Series
Girls, HBO

Episodic Drama
“The Other Woman,” Mad Men, AMC

Episodic Comedy
“Virgin Territory,” Modern Family, ABC

Long Form – Original
Hatfields and McCoys, Nights Two and Three, History Channel

Long Form – Adapted
Game Change, HBO

Animation
“Ned and Edna’s Blend Agenda,” The Simpsons, Fox

Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) – Series
Portlandia, IFC

Comedy/Variety – Music, Awards, Tributes – Specials

66th Annual Tony Awards, CBS

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