CHRISTOPHER NOLANS 'Inception and Aaron Sorkins 'The Social Network took home top screenplay honours at Saturday evenings Writers Guild of America awards. Nolans work beat out the scripts for Black Swan, The Fighter, The Kids Are All Right and Please Give in the original screenplay category. The Kings Speech and Another Year Academy Award nominees for best original screenplay were ineligible in the WGA category under guild rules. Sorkins script bested those for 127 Hours, I Love You Phillip Morris, The Town and True Grit in the adapted screenplay race. Oscar nominees such as Toy Story 3 and Winters Bone were ineligible in the category under guild rules. In accepting his award, Nolan touched on the exclusion of big-name films that were kept out of contention. Nine years ago I had a lot of success for 'Memento. It was excluded, he said. Nothing is more important than recognition from my peers. There were some notables left off the list this year. Im not going to name them, for fear that it boosts their chances at the other show, he joked, referring to the Feb. 27 Academy Awards. I hope next year the person who stands up here can give thanks without qualification. Mark Boal, who won an Oscar last year for best original screenplay for The Hurt Locker, was in attendance with Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow; they presented the awards to Nolan and Sorkin. You can imagine how I feel to get recognition like this, Sorkin said. I wrote a good screenplay, but David Fincher made a great movie. In the documentary film category, the guild honoured Inside Job, produced, written and directed by Charles Ferguson and co-written by Chad Beck and Adam Bolt. In accepting his award for the movie about the financial crisis, Ferguson, clad in jeans and sneakers, quipped, In the grand tradition of documentary filmmakers, Im severely underdressed. Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal presented the Laurel Award for Screen (honouring lifetime achievement in outstanding writing for movies), to Steven Zaillian, writer of films including Schindlers List, Gangs of New York and Awakenings. On the TV front, Murphy Brown star Candice Bergen presented the shows creator, Diane English, with the Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award, which is bestowed on the WGA member who has made outstanding contributions to the profession of the television writer. LA Times