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WGA: Awards, Yes; Ceremony, No; Strike End, Maybe

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WGA Bests: Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay, Comedy Series, Drama Series

The Writer's Guild of America (WGA) didn't hold a gala ceremony this year (who can afford a gown when you're not getting paid?) but they did take a break on the East coast from discussing the possible end of the strike to announce the winners of their annual awards. This year's very informal and somewhat unusual gathering "was decidedly looser than past ceremonies and peppered with references to the likely strike settlement. 'WGA on Strike' signs filled the ornate lobby of the Hudson Theatre in Times Square, and writers gathered by the open bars, comparing notes about the membership meeting earlier in the day when they finally heard the details about the tentative deal."

Oftentimes used as a barometer to gauge the upcoming Oscars, a WGA nod in the film categories can look to the past WGA-then-Oscar winners as inspiration for what may come in a couple of weeks here in LA at the Kodak Theatre.

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Screenplay honors went to Diablo Cody for Juno (original) and to Joel and Ethan Coen for No Country for Old Men (adapted). TV comedy series best went to the team behind 30 Rock, and drama series to the scribes of The Wire.

A full list of winners after the jump.