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“Juno” and “No Country for Old Men” won top honors Saturday at the Writers Guild of America Awards.
The guild announced the winners after canceling its awards ceremony set for Saturday night because its members were on strike. Writers on both coasts were meeting to review a tentative agreement that could end a walkout that began Nov. 5.
Diablo Cody won the original screenplay prize for “Juno,” a tale of a wisecracking teen who gets pregnant and decides to give her baby up for adoption.
Brothers Ethan and Joel Coen received the adapted screenplay award for “No Country for Old Men,” which features a relentless hit man played by Javier Bardem searching for Josh Brolin, who makes off with a fortune left behind at a drug deal gone awry.
Cody and the Coen brothers are nominated in the same categories for the Academy Awards later this month. Both films also are competing for the best-picture prize.
Alex Gibney won the WGA’s documentary screenplay award for “Taxi to the Dark Side,” which is nominated for best documentary at the Oscars.
In the television categories, “The Wire” won for dramatic series, while “30 Rock” earned an award for best comedy series.
Other awards included:
- New series: “Mad Men.”
- Episodic drama: “The Sopranos” (The Second Coming).
- Episodic comedy: “The Office” (The Job).
- Comedy/Variety: “The Colbert Report.”
- Daytime serials: “The Young & the Restless.”