WGA Picks ‘Milk,’ ‘Slumdog’

And the hits just keep coming for Slumdog Millionaire.

Following wins from the Golden Globes as well as all the other major guild awards, the Writers Guild of America have now also handed writer Simon Beaufoy their top honor for his adapted screenplay Slumdog Millionaire, based on a novel by Vikas Swarup about an Indian street orphan’s journey of survival and love. 

Dustin Lance Black won the original screenplay prize for Milk, a biography of murdered slain gay-rights leader Harvey Milk, while Ari Folman won the documentary screenplay award for Waltz with Bashir.

In television categories, writers for NBC’s 30 Rock and AMC’s Mad Men won in the comedy and drama categories, respectively. Both shows also won the awards last year.

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