Writers Guild of America Awards 2013

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66th WGA Awards
Presented by the:
Writers Guild of America, East and
the Writers Guild of America, West

February 1, 2014

The 66th Writers Guild of America Awards honor the best film, television, radio and video-game writers of 2013. The television and radio nominees were announced on December 5, 2013. Film nominees were announced on January 3, 2014. All winners were announced on February 1, 2014 at the JW Marriot hotel in the L.A. Live entertainment complex.[1][2][3]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Film[edit]

Original[edit]

HerSpike Jonze; Warner Bros. Pictures

Adapted[edit]

Captain Phillips — Screenplay by Billy Ray, on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty; Columbia Pictures

Documentary[edit]

Stories We Tell — Written by Sarah Polley; Roadside Attractions

Television[edit]

Drama series[edit]

Breaking Bad — Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett; AMC

  • The Good Wife —Meredith Averill, Leonard Dick, Keith Eisner, Jacqueline Hoyt, Ted Humphrey, Michelle King, Robert King, Erica Shelton Kodish, Matthew Montoya, J.C. Nolan, Luke Schelhaas, Nichelle Tramble Spellman, Craig Turk, Julia Wolfe; CBS
  • Homeland — Henry Bromell, William E. Bromell, Alexander Cary, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Barbara Hall, Patrick Harbinson, Chip Johannessen, Meredith Stiehm, Charlotte Stoudt, James Yoshimura; Showtime
  • House of Cards — Kate Barnow, Rick Cleveland, Sam Forman, Gina Gionfriddo, Keith Huff, Sarah Treem, Beau Willimon; Netflix
  • Mad Men — Lisa Albert, Semi Chellas, Jason Grote, Jonathan Igla, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Janet Leahy, Erin Levy, Michael Saltzman, Tom Smuts, Matthew Weiner, Carly Wray; AMC

Comedy Series[edit]

Veep — Simon Blackwell, Roger Drew, Sean Gray, Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin, Georgia Pritchett, David Quantick, Tony Roche, Will Smith; HBO

  • 30 Rock — Jack Burditt, Robert Carlock, Tom Ceraulo, Luke Del Tredici, Tina Fey, Lang Fisher, Matt Hubbard, Colleen McGuinness, Sam Means, Dylan Morgan, Nina Pedrad, Josh Siegal, Tracey Wigfield; NBC
  • Modern Family — Paul Corrigan, Bianca Douglas, Megan Ganz, Abraham Higginbotham, Ben Karlin, Elaine Ko, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Becky Mann, Dan O’Shannon, Jeffrey Richman, Audra Sielaff, Emily Spivey, Brad Walsh, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker; ABC
  • Orange Is the New Black — Liz Friedman, Sian Heder, Tara Herrmann, Sara Hess, Nick Jones, Jenji Kohan, Gary Lennon, Lauren Morelli, Marco Ramirez; Netflix
  • Parks and Recreation — Megan Amram, Donick Cary, Greg Daniels, Nate DiMeo, Emma Fletcher, Rachna Fruchbom, Daniel J. Goor, Norm Hiscock, Matt Hubbard, Dave King, Greg Levine, Joe Mande, Sam Means, Aisha Muharrar, Matt Murray, Amy Poehler, Alexandra Rushfield, Michael Schur, Jen Statsky, Harris Wittels, Alan Yang; NBC

New Series[edit]

House of Cards — Kate Barnow, Rick Cleveland, Sam Forman, Gina Gionfriddo, Keith Huff, Sarah Treem, Beau Willimon; Netflix

  • The Americans — Michael Batistick, Joshua Brand, Joel Fields, Melissa James Gibson, Sneha Koorse, Joe Weisberg, Bradford Winters; FX
  • Masters of Sex — Michelle Ashford, Tyler Bensinger, Michael Cunningham, Lyn Greene, Richard Levine, Amy Lippman, Sam Shaw, Noelle Valdivia; Showtime
  • Orange Is the New Black — Liz Friedman, Sian Heder, Tara Herrmann, Sara Hess, Nick Jones, Jenji Kohan, Gary Lennon, Lauren Morelli, Marco Ramirez; Netflix
  • Ray Donovan — Ann Biderman, Sean Conway, David Hollander, Brett Johnson, Ron Nyswaner; Showtime

Episodic Drama[edit]

"Confessions" (Breaking Bad) — Gennifer Hutchison; AMC

Episodic Comedy[edit]

"Hogcock!" (30 Rock) — Jack Burditt and Robert Carlock; NBC

Long Form – Adaptation[edit]

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight — Shawn Slovo, based on the book by Howard Bingham and Max Wallace; HBO

Animation[edit]

"A Test Before Trying" (The Simpsons) — Joel H. Cohen; Fox

Comedy/Variety (including talk) series[edit]

The Colbert Report — Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell, Michael Brumm, Nate Charny, Rich Dahm, Paul Dinello, Eric Drysdale, Rob Dubbin, Glenn Eichler, Dan Guterman, Barry Julien, Jay Katsir, Frank Lesser, Opus Moreschi, Bobby Mort, Meredith Scardino, Max Werner; Comedy Central

  • Conan — Jose Arroyo, Andres du Bouchet, Scott Chernoff, Deon Cole, Josh Comers, Dan Cronin, Scott Gairdner, Michael Gordon, Brian Kiley, Laurie Kilmartin, Rob Kutner, Todd Levin, Conan O'Brien, Matt O'Brien, Jesse Popp, Andy Richter, Brian Stack, Mike Sweeney; TBS
  • The Daily Show — Rory Albanese, Steve Bodow, Tim Carvell, Travon Free, Hallie Haglund, J.R. Havlan, Elliott Kalan, Matt Koff, Dan McCoy, Jo Miller, John Oliver, Zhubin Parang, Daniel Radosh, Jason Ross, Lauren Sarver, Jon Stewart; Comedy Central
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! — Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, Joelle Boucai, Gary Greenberg, Josh Halloway, Sal Iacono, Eric Immerman, Bess Kalb, Jimmy Kimmel, Jeff Loveness, Molly McNearney, Bryan Paulk, Danny Ricker, Rick Rosner; ABC
  • Portlandia — Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel, Bill Oakley; IFC
  • Saturday Night Live — Seth Meyers, Colin Jost; Writers: James Anderson, Alex Baze, Neil Casey, James Downey, Steve Higgins, Zach Kanin, Chris Kelly, Joe Kelly, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Mike O’Brien, Josh Patten, Paula Pell, Marika Sawyer, Sarah Schneider, Pete Schultz, John Solomon, Kent Sublette, Bryan Tucker; NBC

Comedy/Variety (including music, awards, tributes ) specials[edit]

  • Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas, Head Writers: Jay Martel, Ian Roberts; Writers: Alex Rubens, Charlie Sanders; NBC

Daytime Drama[edit]

Days of our Lives — Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon, Christopher Dunn, Janet Iacobuzio, David A. Levinson, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Melissa Salmons, Christopher J. Whitesell; NBC

  • General Hospital — Shelly Altman, Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Jean Passanante, Elizabeth Page, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Chris Van Etten; ABC
  • The Young and the Restless — Associate Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Tracey Thomson; Written by Amanda Beall, Jeff Beldner, Brent Boyd, Susan Dansby, Janice Ferri Esser, Jay Gibson, Beth Milstein, Lisa Seidman, Natalie Minardi Slater, Anne Schoettle, Linda Schreiber, Teresa Zimmerman; CBS

Children's - Episodic and Specials[edit]

"influANTces" (A.N.T. Farm) — Vincent Brown; Disney Channel

Documentary – Current Events[edit]

"Egypt in Crisis" (Frontline) — Marcela Gaviria & Martin Smith; PBS

  • "Cliffhanger" (Frontline) — Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser; PBS

Documentary – Other than Current Events[edit]

"The Choice 2012" (Frontline) — Michael Kirk; PBS (tie)
*"Silicon Valley" (American Experience) — Telescript by Randall MacLowry and Michelle Ferrari; Story by Randall MacLowry; PBS (tie)

News – regularly scheduled, bulletin, or breaking report[edit]

"Tragedy at Newtown" Special Edition (ABC World News with Diane Sawyer) — Lisa Ferri and Matt Negrin; ABC

  • "The Election of Pope Francis" (CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley) — Jerry Cipriano, Joe Clines and Scott Pelley; CBS
  • "The Fall of Lance Armstrong"(60 Minutes) — Michael Radutzky, Michael Rey, Oriana Zill de Granados; CBS
  • "The Inauguration of the President" (CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley) — Jerry Cipriano and Joe Clines; CBS

News – analysis, feature, or commentary[edit]

"Lethal Medicine" (60 Minutes) — Michael Rey, Oriana Zill de Granados, Michael Radutzky; CBS

  • "Throwback Thursday – Happy Birthday, Michael Jackson" (ABC World News Now) — Matt Nelko; ABC
  • "Vinyl Revival" (CBS News) — Polly Leider; CBS

Radio[edit]

Documentary[edit]

  • "2012 Year in Review" — Gail Lee; CBS Radio News

News – regularly scheduled or breaking report[edit]

"Afternoon Drive" — Bill Spadaro; CBS Radio/1010 WINS

  • "George McGovern: A Look Back" — Gail Lee; CBS Radio News

News – analysis, feature, or commentary[edit]

"Remembering C. Everett Koop" — Scott Saloway; CBS Radio News

  • "Remembrances" — Gail Lee; CBS Radio News
  • "Tributes" — Thomas A. Sabella; CBS Radio News

Promotional Writing and Graphic Animation[edit]

On-Air Promotion (Radio or Television)[edit]

"The Crazy Ones – Building a Better Comedy" — Erial Tompkins; CBS

  • "48 Hours: 2013 Fall Preview" — Jay Pedinoff; CBS News Marketing

Television Graphic Animation[edit]

"CBS News Animations" — David Rosen; CBS News

Lifetime Achievement Awards[edit]

Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement[edit]

Laurel Award for TV Writing Achievement[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Writers Guild Awards Winners Announced". Writers Guild of America. Writers Guild of America. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Captain Philips and Her win top awards". CBS News. 3 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Her and Captain Phillips win at Writers Guild Awards". Guardian. 2 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 

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