Monday, February 20, 2012

2012 Writers Guild Awards Winners

The Writers Guild Awards winners have been announced and it sets the record straight when it comes to predicting who will win the screenplay Oscars on the 26th of February. Contrary to what you might expect, "The Artist" did not win the WGA award, mainly because it wasn't even nominated. Yeah, a shocker, I know. The Guild's award for Original Screenplay went to Woody Allen for "Midnight in Paris". The other nominees in the category were : "50/50", "Bridesmaids", "Win Win" and "Young Adult". In the Adapted Screenplay category, Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash won for "The Descendants". This category featured some stiff competition as well : "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", "The Help", "Hugo", and "Moneyball". The television writing awards included sure-bet winners, like "Modern Family" (two awards), but also some surprises : "Breaking Bad" and "Homeland" each won two awards and actually shared the award in one of the categories (Episodic Drama).

After the jump you can read the full list of Winners :

Original Screenplay
Midnight in Paris - Woody Allen

Adapted Screenplay
The Descendants - Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash

Documentary Screenplay
Better This World - Katie Galloway, Kelly Duane

Dramatic Series
Breaking Bad

Comedy Series
Modern Family

New Series

Comedy/Variety Series
The Colbert Report

Episodic Drama
Breaking Bad - Vince Gilligan ("Box Cutter")
Homeland - Henry Bromell ("The Good Soldier")

Episodic Comedy
Modern Family - Steven Levitan, Jeffrey Richman ("Caught in the Act")

Long Form - Original
Cinema Verite - David Seltzer

Long Form - Adaptation
Too Big to Fail - Peter Gould


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