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'Her,' 'Captain Phillips' win top Writers Guild film awards

'Her,' 'Captain Phillips' win top Writers Guild film awards

The Writers Guild of America honored Spike Jonze for his future-set love story "Her" with its award for original screenplay and Billy Ray for "Captain Phillips," the true story of a hijacking at sea, for adapted screenplay on Saturday night. The awards were announced during simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.

The original screenplay category matched up five-for-five in nominations with the Academy Awards, perhaps tipping the hand of what awards-watchers may expect to see at the Oscars in a few weeks.

Those other nominees were "American Hustle," written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell; "Blue Jasmine," written...