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Screenwriter awards go to "Juno," "No Country"
uusjio | February 10, 2008 at 12:02 amby
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The Writers Guild of America annually honors its members with awards, marking one of the key ceremonies leading to the Oscars on Feb. 24. But this year's WGA's dinner was canceled because writers were striking against major film and TV producers, Reuters reported.
Guild leaders said on Saturday they had reached a tentative agreement with companies represented by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and its members were meeting to hear the terms of the deal.
With an end to the bitter labor dispute in sight, the WGA unveiled its film and TV writing awards with "No Country for Old Men," written by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen and based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy, named best adapted screenplay.
"No Country," a meditation on moral decay in society, tells of a cold-blooded killer and drug smuggler who is being tracked by a veteran Texas lawman.
As Hollywood counts down to the Oscars, the world's top film honors given out by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, "No Country" has ...