UPDATED: "Girls," "Breaking Bad" and "Louie" were among the TV winners recognized at simultaneous ceremonies held in Los Angeles and New York.
Mark Boal‘s Zero Dark Thirty and Chris Terrio‘s Argo, two movies inspired by America’s involvement in the Middle East, won top honors at the 2013 Writers Guild Awards.
HBO’s Girls was hailed as the best new series of the year, while the awards for drama and comedy series went to the writing staffs of, respectively, AMC’s Breaking Bad and FX’s Louie.
Boal was in the midst of his acceptance speech for the original screenplay prize when he realized that Kathryn Bigelow, the film’s director, had slipped into the ballroom. "Kathryn," he said, "you took this script, and you made it live and breathe and fly and you led all of us unflinchingly and bravely to a place of truth…
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