Writers exalt Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel' ahead of Oscars, AsiaOne Showbiz News

February 15, 2015 10:20 AM

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LOS ANGELES - Wes Anderson's Oscar-nominated eccentric caper "The Grand Budapest Hotel" won the top film prize at the Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, amid a sharp-witted show attended by Hollywood's scriptwriters. "The Grand Budapest Hotel," up for nine Oscars including best picture on Feb. 22, beat frontrunner, Richard Linklater's"Boyhood," for best screenplay.

Anderson accepted his award by quipping that the location of the awards show, held in a hotel in the Century City neighborhood of Los Angeles, "was formerly was the backlot of one of the great cinema studios and now home to this wonderful Hyatt, filled with entertainment attorneys."

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