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'Lincoln,' 'Argo' earn Writers Guild nominations

11:22 PM, Jan 4, 2013   |    comments
This undated publicity photo released by DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox shows, Daniel Day-Lewis, center rear, as Abraham Lincoln, in a scene from the film, "Lincoln." The film was nominated for a Golden Globe for best drama on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Daniel Day Lewis was also nominated for best actor. The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on Jan. 13. (AP Photo/DreamWorks, Twentieth Century Fox, David James, File)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Lincoln" and "Zero Dark Thirty" are adding to their front-runner status for Hollywood's awards season.

The two dramas earned nominations from the Writers Guild on Friday for outstanding screen writing.

"Lincoln" is up for adapted screenplay, along with "Argo," ''Silver Linings Playbook," ''Life of Pi" and "The Perks of Being a Wallflower."

"Zero Dark Thirty" was nominated for original screenplay, along with "Flight," ''Looper," ''The Master" and "Moonrise Kingdom."

In the documentary category, "The Central Park Five," ''The Invisible War," ''Mea Maxima Culpa, "West of Memphis," ''We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists," and "Searching for Sugar Man" earned nominations.

Winners will be announced during simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles on Feb. 17.

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