Aaron Sorkin and David Seidler win Oscars for writing

By Jennifer Lipman, February 28, 2011
The Social Network

The Social Network

Two Jewish writers have triumphed at this year's Oscars.

Aaron Sorkin picked up his first Academy Award for The Social Network, although he failed to mention the film's inspiration - Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg - in his acceptance speech.

Mr Sorkin won in the Best Adapted Screenplay category, while British writer David Seidler was given the trophy for Best Original Screenplay. Mr Seidler's win was the first for The King's Speech, the British film pundits have tipped to sweep tonight's ceremony.

Danish film-maker Susanne Bier won the award for Best Foreign Film.

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Last updated: 2:37am, February 28 2011