After wrongfully being left out of the Oscar nominations for Best Director, Chris Nolan picked up his first ever Writers Guild of America award taking home Best Original Screenplay.
Nolan beat the likes of Black Swan, The Fighter and The Kid’s Are All Right to the honour. Previously Nolan was nominated for Best Original Screenplay for Memento and The Dark Knight. Well it was third time lucky as won for his astonishingly intricate script for Inception, a story he had the idea for when he was 16.
Meanwhile, as expected Aaron Sorkin pipped Ben Affleck (The Town), Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy (127 Hours) and the Coen brothers (True Grit) to Best Adapted screenplay for, of course, The Social Network.
We kind of have a good idea of who’s taking the screenplay awards at the Oscars on February 27th. My question is could Chris Nolan receive a shock from David Seidler for Best Original Screenplay. As much as I’m obsessed with Inception and the work of Chris Nolan, Seidler waited about 20 odd years before developing The King’s Speech, and if there’s anyone who deserves an Oscar for his work it’s got to be him.