'The Hurt Locker' continued its pre-Oscars awards sweep tonight at the Writers Guild Awards, with a win for Mark Boal's original script. This latest trophy strengthens the war drama's chances for Oscar night; it's already won the Directors Guild award for director Kathryn Bigelow and the Producers Guild of America award for Best Picture.

"I'm honored and stunned," Boal said, according to Variety. He also thanked Bigelow for "believing in an unpopular project about an unpopular war" and the U.S. soldiers in Iraq with whom he was embedded in 2004.

'The Hurt Locker' bested 'A Serious Man,' '500 Days of Summer,' 'The Hangover,' and its biggest awards rival, ''Avatar.'
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