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

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Spike Jonze's "Her" and Billy Ray's "Captain Phillips" have earned top screenplay honors 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 Johannson.

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 Writer's Guild Awards are Hollywood's final honors before the Academy Awards on March 2.

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