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Writers Guild honors scribes for 'Slumdog Millionaire,' 'Milk'

More good news for Slumdog Millionaire: The rags-to-riches story penned by Simon Beaufoy took the prize for best adapted screenplay at the Writers Guild Awards Feb. 7 in Los Angeles. In the original screenplay category, Dustin Lance Black – who also received the honorary Paul Selvin Award for penning a story about civil liberties – won for Milk. The Guild also uses the night to pay tribute to outstanding achievements in TV writing, so (no surprise here!) scribes for Mad Men and 30 Rock were awarded those funny-looking winged trophies, as well. Here were the night’s winning writers:

Original screenplay: Milk, written by Dustin Lance Black

Adapted screenplay: Slumdog Millionaire, Simon Beaufoy

Drama series: Writing staff of Mad Men

Comedy series: Writing staff of 30 Rock

New series: Writing staff of In Treatment

Episodic drama: Breaking Bad, pilot, Vince Gilligan

Episodic comedy: 30 Rock, “Succession,” Andrew Guest and John Riggi

TV movie, original: Recount, Danny Strong

TV movie, adaptation: John Adams, Kirk Ellis

Animation: The Simpsons, “Apocalypse Cow,” Jeff Westbrook

Comedy/variety series: Writing staff of Saturday Night Live

Daytime series: Writing staff of As the World Turns

Comedy, variety special: Writing staff of 2008 Film Independent Spirit Awards