The 2011 Writers Guild Award winners are a lot of familiar names and faces. The WGAs cover 3 areas, 2 of which I care about: Movies, TV, and video games. Here’s a list of the winners that have been announced so far (video games and honorary awards excluded because I ain’t no nerd):
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Inception, Written by Christopher Nolan; Warner Bros.
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY The Social Network, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich; Sony Pictures
DRAMA SERIES “Mad Men,” Written by Jonathan Abrahams, Lisa Albert, Keith Huff, Jonathan Igla, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Brett Johnson, Janet Leahy, Erin Levy, Tracy McMillan, Dahvi Waller, Matthew Weiner; AMC
TV EPISODIC DRAMA – any length – one airing time “The Chrysanthemum and the Sword” (“Mad Men“), Written by Erin Levy; AMC
TV COMEDY SERIES “Modern Family,” Written by Jerry Collins Paul Corrigan, Alex Herschlag, Abraham Higginbotham, Elaine Ko, Joe Lawson, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Dan O’Shannon, Jeffrey Richman, Brad Walsh, Ilana Wernick, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker; ABC
TV EPISODIC COMEDY – any length – one airing time “When It Rains, It Pours” “30 Rock“), Written by Robert Carlock; NBC
The most interesting thing here is Christopher Nolan getting an award for Inception, after what many perceived as a snub when the Oscar nominees were announced. And the fact that “Mad Men” took both the overall series category AND the episodic category just goes to show that it’s the best show on TV.
Here are some more winners, and you can see a complete list at Deadline.
COMEDY / VARIETY – (INCLUDING TALK) SERIES