Writers Guild of America Awards

The Writers Guild of America Awards for outstanding achievements in film, television, radio and video game (added in 2008) writing, including both fiction and non-fiction categories, have been presented annually by the Writers Guild of America, East and Writers Guild of America, West since 1949. In 2004, the awards show was broadcast on television for the first time.

Writers Guild Awards
Writers Guild of America Awards 2019
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Awarded forExcellence in cinematic achievements
CountryUnited States
Presented byWriters Guild of America West
Writers Guild of America, East
First awarded1949
Websiteawards.wga.org

Eligibility

The screen awards are for films that were exhibited theatrically during the preceding calendar year. The television awards are for series that were produced and aired between December 1 and November 30, regardless of how many episodes aired during this time period.

Additionally, scripts must be produced under the jurisdiction of the WGA or under a collective bargaining agreement in Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom.[1]

Lifetime achievement award

Each year at the awards, two lifetime achievement awards are presented. One is for screenwriting and the other is for TV writing:

Categories

Current Categories

FILM
TELEVISION
  • Comedy Series
  • Drama Series
  • Episodic Comedy
  • Episodic Drama
  • Long Form – Adapted
  • Long Form – Original
  • New Series
  • Animation
  • Comedy/Variety Talk Series
  • Best Comedy/Variety - Sketch Series
  • Best Comedy/Variety - Specials
  • Daytime Serials
  • Children's Script
  • Best Quizz and Audience
  • Documentary Script - Current Events
  • Documentary Script - Other Than Current Events
NEWS
  • TV News Script – Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin, or Breaking Report
  • TV News Script – Analysis, Feature, or Commentary
  • Digital News
RADIO
  • Radio News Script – Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin, or Breaking Report
  • Radio News Script – Analysis, Feature or Commentary
  • Radio Documentary
VIDEOGAME
  • Videogame Writing

Discontinued Categories

Ceremonies

Winners

A * denotes a film that also went on to win an Academy Award.

Films

Current Awards

Best Original Screenplay
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Documentary Screenplay

Discontinued Categories

Best Written Drama
Best Original Drama
Best Adapted Drama
Best Written Comedy
Best Original Comedy
Best Adapted Comedy
Best Written Musical
Best Written Film Concerning Problems with the American Scene
Best Written Western

Video Games

Outstanding Achievement in Video Game Writing

See also

References

  1. ^ McNary, Dave (December 3, 2013). "'12 Years a Slave,' 'Fruitvale Station' Excluded From WGA Awards". Variety. Retrieved December 3, 2013.

External links

Writers Guild of America Awards 1948

The 1st Writers Guild of America Awards honored the best film writers of 1948. Winners were announced in 1949.

Writers Guild of America Awards 1950

The 3rd Writers Guild of America Awards honored the best film writers of 1950. Winners were announced in 1951.

Writers Guild of America Awards 1953

The 6th Writers Guild of America Awards honored the best film writers of 1953. Winners were announced in 1954.

Writers Guild of America Awards 1957

The 10th Writers Guild of America Awards honored the best film writers of 1957. Winners were announced in 1958.

Writers Guild of America Awards 1977

The 30th Writers Guild of America Awards honored the best film writers of 1977. Winners were announced in 1978.

Writers Guild of America Awards 1980

The 33rd Writers Guild of America Awards honored the best television, and film writers of 1980. Winners were announced in 1981.

Writers Guild of America Awards 1983

The 36th Writers Guild of America Awards honored the best television, and film writers of 1983. Winners were announced in 1984.

Writers Guild of America Awards 1988

The 41st Writers Guild of America Awards honored the best television, and film writers of 1988. Winners were announced in 1989.

Writers Guild of America Awards 1990

The 43rd Writers Guild of America Awards honored the best television, and film writers of 1990. Winners were announced in 1991.

Writers Guild of America Awards 1994

The 47th Writers Guild of America Awards honored the best television, and film writers of 1994. Winners were announced in 1995..

Writers Guild of America Awards 1997

The 50th Writers Guild of America Awards, given on 21 February 1998, honored the best writers in film and television of 1997.

Writers Guild of America Awards 2002

The 55th Writers Guild of America Awards, given in 2003, honored the film and television best writers of 2002.

Writers Guild of America Awards 2003

The 56th Writers Guild of America Awards, given in 2004, honored the film and television best writers of 2003.

Writers Guild of America Awards 2005

The 58th Writers Guild of America Awards, given on February 4, 2006, honored the best film and television writers of 2005.

Writers Guild of America Awards 2006

The 59th Writers Guild of America Awards honored the best film and television writers of 2006.

Writers Guild of America Awards 2007

The 60th Writers Guild of America Awards honored the best film, television, and videogame writers of 2007. Winners were announced on February 9, 2008.

Writers Guild of America Awards 2008

The 61st Writers Guild of America Awards honored the best film, television, and videogame writers of 2008. Winners were announced on February 7, 2009.

Writers Guild of America Awards 2009

The 62nd Writers Guild of America Awards honored the best film, television, and videogame writers of 2009. Winners were announced on February 20, 2010.

Writers Guild of America Awards 2014

The 67th Writers Guild of America Awards honor the best film, television, radio and video-game writers of 2014. The nominations for television, new media, and radio categories were announced on December 4, 2014. The nominations for original, adapted, and documentary screenplay nominations were announced on January 7, 2015. The winners were announced in simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York on February 14, 2015.

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