'Hurt Locker,' 'Up In The Air' Win WGA Top Honors

The war story “The Hurt Locker” and the recession tale “Up in the Air” have won top honors at the Writers Guild of America Awards.

“The Hurt Locker” won Saturday for best original screenplay for writer Mark Boal. “Up in the Air,” based on Walter Kirn’s novel, earned the adapted-screenplay award for writer-director Jason Reitman and co-writer Sheldon Turner.

“The Hurt Locker” and “Up in the Air” are up for the same screenplay honors at the Academy Awards, which will be handed out March 7. Winning the guild’s documentary screenplay award was Mark Monroe for “The Cove,” a study of Japanese fishing operations that slaughter dolphins.

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