WGA Award Winners

After a long season of basically getting screwed in the awards race, True Detective was finally recognized twice tonight by the Writers Guild of America which gave the terrific HBO crime drama award for Best New Series and Best Drama Series. Louie and Louis CK meanwhile took home awards for Best Comedy Series and Episodic Comedy, HBO’s Olive Kitteridge won for Long Form Adapted and The Simpsons won for Animated.

Other TV awards of note: The Tina Fey/Amy Poehler hosted Golden Globes won for Variety Special, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver took home the Comedy/Variety prize and Frontline won two awards in the TV Documentary categories.

Check out the full list of awards in Television, New Media, Radio and Film below:

Television-New Media-Radio

Drama Series

  • True Detective, Written by Nic Pizzolatto; HBO

Comedy Series

  • Louie, Written by Louis CK; FX

New Series

  • True Detective, Written by Nic Pizzolatto; HBO

Long Form Original

  • Deliverance Creek, Written by Melissa Carter; Lifetime

Long Form Adapted

  • Olive Kitteridge, Teleplay by Jane Anderson, Based on the novel by Elizabeth Strout; HBO


  • The Simpsons, “Brick Like Me,” Written by Brian Kelley; Fox

Episodic Drama:

  • The Good Wife, “The Last Call,” Written by Robert King & Michelle King; CBS

Episodic Comedy:

  • Louie, “So Did the Fat Lady,” Written by Louis C.K.; FX

Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) – Series

  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Writers: Kevin Avery, Tim Carvell, Dan Gurewitch, Geoff Haggerty, Jeff Maurer, John Oliver, Scott Sherman, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Juli Weiner; HBO

Comedy/Variety – Music, Awards, Tributes – Specials

  • 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, Written by Barry Adelman; Special Material by Alex Baze, Dave Boone, Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Jon Macks, Sam Means, Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler, Mike Shoemaker; NBC

Quiz and Audience Participation:

  • Hollywood Game Night, Head Writer: Grant Taylor; Writers: Alex Chauvin, Ann Slichter; NBC

Daytime Drama:

  • General Hospital, Written by Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Elizabeth Page, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Chris Van Etten; ABC

Children’s Script – Episodic and Specials:

  • Haunted Hathaways, “Haunted Heartthrob,” Written by Bob Smiley; Nickelodeon

Documentary Script – Current Events

  • Frontline, “United States of Secrets: The Program (Part One),” PBS; Written by Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser; PBS

Documentary Script – Other Than Current Events

  • Frontline, “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis,”, Written by Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser; PBS

TV News Script – Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin or Breaking Report

  • World News with Diane Sawyer, “Nelson Mandela: A Man Who Changed the World,” Written by Dave Bloch, Lisa Ferri, Diane Sawyer; ABC News

TV News Script – Analysis, Feature or Commentary

  • 60 Minutes, “Nowhere to Go,” Written by Oriana Zill de Granados, Scott Pelley, Michael Rey; CBS

Radio News Script – Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin or Breaking Report

  • World News This Week, Written by Andrew Evans; ABC News Radio

Radio News Script – Analysis, Feature or Commentary

  • Civil Rights at 50, Written by Jane Tillman Irving; WCBS Radio

Radio Documentary

  • Three Shots Rang Out: The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later, Written by Darren Reynolds; ABC News Radio

On-Air Promotion (Television, New Media or Radio)

  • “How I Met Your Mother,” Written by Dan Greenberger; CBS

Short Form New Media

  • High Maintenance, “Episode 113: Rachel,” Written by Katja Blichfeld & Ben Sinclair; helpingyoumaintain.com

Videogame Writing

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind, Written by Neil Druckmann; Sony Computer Entertainment


Original Screenplay

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel, Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness; Fox Searchlight

Adapted Screenplay:

  • The Imitation Game, Written by Graham Moore; Based on the book Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges; The Weinstein Company


  • The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz, Written by Brian Knappenberger; FilmBuff



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