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Who Will Win the Screenplay Academy Awards?

Who will win the Oscars for best adapted screenplay and screenplay? Below, we’ve linked to all the nominees in the top writing categories.

On Monday morning, this GalleyCat editor will talk about the screenplay winners along with a team of Oscar experts in a Google+ hangout. Here’s more about the virtual event:

Join KCRW’s ‘The Business’ producer Darby Maloney, TVNewser’s Alex Weprin, FishbowlLA’s Richard Horgan and GoldDerby editor Tom O’Neil for a post-Oscars Google+ hangout. What book adaptations were snubbed? How did TV news cover it? Learn more about the history of the awards show and get the L.A. perspective. All this and more on Monday, Feb. 25 at 11:30 a.m.  And we want to hear from you. With the hashtag #mbhangouts, send us your questions and comments on Twitter, Facebook or Google+

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The Writers Guild of America Celebrates Adaptation of “Up In The Air”

upintheair.jpgDespite the fact that James Cameron intends to write an Avatar novel, the Writers Guild of America gave its top honors to The Hurt Locker and Up in the Air over the weekend. At the same time, Up in the Air author Walter Kirn hinted at writing a “Hollywood novel.”

Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner won best adapted screenplay for their adaptation of Kirn’s Up in the Air at the Guild awards. In addition, screenwriter Mark Boal won best original screenplay for The Hurt Locker.

Last week, Kirn complained on Twitter that he hadn’t been invited to the Oscars. However, the NY Post reports he finally managed to score a ticket. Recently, Kirn tweeted: “is ready to take his big whack at the pinata known as the hollywood novel, even though the same cheap candy always ends up spilling out.”