WGA Award Winners

The Writers Guild of America has announced the winners of its annual Awards in New York and Los Angeles. Categories with winners of genre interest are listed below.

  • Adapted Screenplay: Arrival, screenplay by Eric Heisserer; based on the story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang
  • Short Form new Media – Adapted: “Passage” Part 4 (Fear the Walking Dead), written by Lauren Signorino & Mike Zunic
  • Animation: “Fish Out of Water” (BoJack Horseman), written by Elijah Aron & Jordan Young
  • Children’s Script – Episodic and Specials: “Mel vs. The Night Mare of Normal Street” (<Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street), written by Laurie Parres

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Writer’s Guild Nominations

The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominees for its annual Awards, to be presented on February 19 in New York and Los Angeles. Categories with nominees of genre interest are listed below.

Adapted Screenplay

  • Arrival, screenplay by Eric Heisserer; based on the story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang
  • Deadpool, written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick; based on the X-Men comic books
  • Fences, screenplay by August Wilson; based on his play
  • Hidden Figures, screenplay by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi; based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Nocturnal Animals, screenplay by Tom Ford; based on the novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright

Drama Series

  • The Americans, written by Peter Ackerman, Tanya Barfield, Joshua Brand, Joel Fields, Stephen Schiff, Joe Weisberg, Tracey Scott Wilson
  • Better Call Saul, written by Ann Cherkis, Vince Gilligan, Jonathan Glatzer, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, Heather Marion, Thomas Schnauz, Gordon Smith
  • Game of Thrones, written by David Benioff, Bryan Cogman, Dave Hill, D.B. Weiss
  • Stranger Things, written by Paul Dichter, Justin Doble, The Duffer Brothers, Karl Gajdusek, Jessica Mecklenburg, Jessie Nickson-Lopez, Alison Tatlock
  • Westworld, written by Ed Brubaker, Bridget Carpenter; Dan Dietz, Karl Gajdusek, Halley Gross; Lisa Joy; Katherine Lingenfelter, Dominic Mitchell, Jonathan Nolan, Roberto Patino, Daniel T. Thomsen, Charles Yu

New Series

  • Atlanta, written by Donald Glover, Stephen Glover, Stefani Robinson, Paul Simms
  • Better Things, written by Pamela Adlon, Louis C.K., Cindy Chupack, Gina Fattore
  • Stranger Things, written by Paul Dichter, Justin Doble, The Duffer Brothers, Karl Gajdusek, Jessica Mecklenburg, Jessie Nickson-Lopez, Alison Tatlock
  • This Is Us, written by Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger, Bekah Brunstetter, Dan Fogelman, Vera Herbert, Joe Lawson, Kay Oyegun, Aurin Squire, K.J. Steinberg, Donald Todd
  • Westworld, written by Ed Brubaker, Bridget Carpenter; Dan Dietz, Karl Gajdusek, Halley Gross; Lisa Joy; Katherine Lingenfelter, Dominic Mitchell, Jonathan Nolan, Roberto Patino, Daniel T. Thomsen, Charles Yu

Long Form Adapted

  • 11.22.63, written by Bridget Carpenter, Brigitte Hales, Joe Henderson, Brian Nelson, Quinton Peeples, Based on the novel by Stephen King
  • The People vs. O/J/ Simpson: American Crime Story, written by Scott Alexander, Joe Robert Cole, D.V. DeVincentis, Maya Forbes, Larry Karaszewski, Wally Wolodarsky, Based on the book The Run of His Life, by Jeffrey Toobin
  • Madoff, written by Ben Robbins, Inspired by the book The Madoff Chronicles: Inside the Secret World of Bernie and Ruth, by Brian Ross
  • The Night Of, written by Richard Price, Steve Zaillian, Based on the BBC Series Criminal Justice, Created by Peter Moffat
  • Roots, written by Lawrence Konner, Alison McDonald, Charles Murray, Mark Rosenthal, Based upon the Book by Alex Haley

Short Form new Media – Adapted

  • “Passage” Part 4 (Fear the Walking Dead), written by Lauren Signorino & Mike Zunic
  • “Under Siege” (The Strain), written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle, Based on the novels by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

Animation

  • “Barthood” (The Simpsons), written by Dan Greaney
  • “First Day of Rule” (Elena of Avalor), written by Craig Gerber
  • “Fish Out of Water” (BoJack Horseman), written by Elijah Aron & Jordan Young
  • “A Princess on Lothal” (Star Wars Rebels), written by Steven Melching
  • “Stop the Presses” (BoJack Horseman), written by Joe Lawson

Episodic Drama

  • “Gloves Off” (Better Call Saul), written by Gordon Smith
  • “I Am a Storm” (Shameless), written by Sheila Callaghan
  • “Klick” (Better Call Saul), written by Heather Marion & Vince Gilligan
  • “Switch” (Better Call Saul), written by Thomas Schnauz
  • “The Trip” (This Is Us), written by Vera Herbert
  • “The Winds of Winter” (Game of Thrones), written for television by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss

Episodic Comedy

  • “Kimmy Finds Her Mom!” (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), written by Tina Fey & Sam Means
  • “Kimmy Goes on a Playdate!” (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), written by Robert Carlock
  • “Pilot” (One Mississippi), written by Diablo Cody & Tig Notaro
  • “R-A-Y-C-Ray-Cation” (Speechless), written by Carrie Rosen & Seth Kurland
  • “Streets on Lock” (Atlanta), written by Stephen Glover
  • “A Taste of Zephyria” (Son of Zorn), written by Dan Mintz

Children’s Script – Episodic and Specials

  • “Girl Meets Commonism” (Girl Meets World), written by Joshua Jacobs & Michael Jacobs
  • “Just Add Mom” (Just Add Magic), written by John-Paul Nickel
  • “Mel vs. The Night Mare of Normal Street” (Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street), written by Laurie Parres
  • “Mucko Polo, Grouch Explorer” (Sesame Street), written by Belinda Ward

Children’s Script – Long Form or Special

  • Dance Camp, teleplay by Nick Turner & Rex New and Cameron Fay, story by Nick Turner & Rex New
  • Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas, written by Geri Cole & Ken Scarborough
  • R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet Of Souls, written by Billy Brown & Dan Angel

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Writers Guild Award Nominations

The nominees for this year’s Writers Guild Awards have been announced. The winners will be announced on February 14. Categories with nominees of genre interest are listed below.

Movies
Adapted Screenplay

  • American Sniper, written by Jason Hall; based on the book by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice
  • Gone Girl, screenplay by Gillian Flynn; based on her novel
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman; based on the Marvel comic by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
  • The Imitation Game, written by Graham Moore; based on the book Alan Turing: The Enigma, by Andrew Hodges
  • Wild, screenplay by Nick Hornby; based on the book by Cheryl Strayed

Television
Drama Series

  • Game of Thrones, written by David Benioff, Bryan Cogman, George R.R. Martin, D.B. Weiss
  • The Good Wife, written by Leonard Dick, Keith Eisner, Ted Humphrey, Michelle King, Robert King, Erica Shelton Kodish, Matthew Montoya, Luke Schelhaas, Nichelle Tramble Spellman, Craig Turk, Julia Wolfe
  • House of Cards, written by Bill Cain, Laura Eason, Sam R. Forman, William Kennedy, Kenneth Lin, John Mankiewicz, David Manson, Beau Willimon
  • Mad Men, written by Lisa Albert, Heather Jeng Bladt, Semi Chellas, Jonathan Igla, David Iserson, Janet Leahy, Erin Levy, Patricia Resnick, Tom Smuts, Matthew Weiner, Carly Wray
  • True Detective, written by Nic Pizzolatto

Episodic Drama

  • “A Day’s Work,” Mad Men, written by Jonathan Igla and Matthew Weiner
  • “Devil You Know,” Boardwalk Empire, written by Howard Korder
  • “Donald the Normal,” Rectify, written by Kate Powers & Ray McKinnon
  • “Friendless Child,” Boardwalk Empire, written by Riccardo DiLoreto & Cristine Chambers and Howard Korder
  • “The Last Call,” The Good Wife, written by Robert King & Michelle King
  • “The Lion and the Rose,” Game of Thrones, written by George R.R. Martin

Children’s Script: Episodic and Specials

  • “Girl Meets 1961,” Girl Meets World, written by
  • “Haunted Heartthrob,” Haunted Hathaways, written by Bob Smiley
  • “Haunted Sisters,” Haunted Hathaways, written by Boyce Bugliari & Jamie McLaughlin

Documentary Script – Other than Current Events

  • “Episode Five: The Rising Road (1933-1939),” The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, written by Geoffrey C. Ward
  • “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis,” Frontline, written by Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser
  • “Standing Up in the Milky Way (Episode 1),” COSMOS: A Space Time Odyssey, written by Ann Druyan and Steven Soter

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Writers Guild Nominations

The Writers Guild of America has announced its nominees for the 2011 Writers Guild Awards, which are given out for screenwriting. Awards are presented for original screenplay, adapted screenplay, and documentary. Only original screenplay has a nominee of genre interest this year.

Original Screenplay

  • Black Swan, screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin; Story by Andres Heinz
  • The Fighter, screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
  • Inception, written by Christopher Nolan
  • The Kids Are All Right, written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
  • Please Give, written by Nicole Holofcener

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WGA Award Nominees

The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominees for its annual Awards, to be presented on February 20 in New York and Los Angeles. Categories with nominees of genre interest are listed below.

Drama Series

  • Breaking Bad
  • Dexter
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Lost
  • Mad Men

Episodic Drama

  • “Broken, Part 1 and Part 2” (House), Written by Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner & David Foster & David Shore
  • “Come, Ye Saints” (Big Love), Written by Melanie Marnich
  • “The Grown Ups” (Mad Men), Written by Brett Johnson and Matthew Weiner
  • “Guy Walks into an Advertising Agency” (Mad Men), Written by Robin Veith and Matthew Weiner
  • “I Will Rise Up” (True Blood), Written by Nancy Oliver
  • “Phoenix” (Breaking Bad), Written by John Shiban

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