Sarah Polley's 'Stories We Tell' wins Writers Guild award
Sarah Polley filming 'Stories We Tell'
The Associated Press
Published Sunday, February 2, 2014 8:00AM EST
Last Updated Sunday, February 2, 2014 8:59AM EST
LOS ANGELES -- Spike Jonze's "Her" and Billy Ray's "Captain Phillips" have earned top screenplay honours from the Writers Guild of America.
Winning the prize for original screenplay on Saturday was "Her," Jonze's futuristic exploration of a man's relationship with his computer starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson.
The victor of the guild's adapted screenplay went to Ray for "Captain Phillips," the Somali pirate saga based on the book "A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea" by Richard Phillips and Stephan Talty.
Sarah Polley won the documentary award for "Stories We Tell," a film about her parents and how the filmmaker was the product of an extramarital affair.
The Writers Guild Awards are Hollywood's final honours before the Academy Awards on March 2.
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from the film, "Her." "Blue Jasmine," ''Nebraska," ''American Hustle," ''Dallas Buyers Club" and "Her" are vying for the original screenplay prize at the Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, Hollywood's final honors before the Academy Awards. (AP / Warner Bros. Pictures)