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Her and Captain Phillips win big at WGA award event

Published on Feb 3, 2014 8:49 AM

LOS ANGELES, Feb 02, 2014 (AFP) - The films Her and Captain Phillips won top awards in America's annual Writers Guild Awards ceremony Saturday.

Her, a futuristic love story featuring Joaquin Phoenix falling for his computer's operating system, which has the sultry voice of Scarlett Johansson, won in the category of best original screenplay.

Director Spike Jonze, who wrote the screenplay, beat out American Hustle, Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, Dallas Buyer's Club and Nebraska for the award.

"This is a high honor coming from writers," Jonze said as he accepted the award.

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