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Writers Guild: 2018 Film and Television Winners Announced

by | February 11, 2018 | Comments

The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) announced the Film and Television Winners for the 2018 Writers Guild Awards. Top honors went to Get Out for film, and The Handmaid’s Tale for television. Read through for the full list of winners for Film, TV, new media, radio and promotional writing. You can find the complete schedule of awards dates for this season here.


Original Screenplay


Adapted Screenplay


Documentary Screenplay


DRAMA SERIES


COMEDY SERIES


NEW SERIES


LONG FORM ORIGINAL


LONG FORM ADAPTED


ANIMATION

“Brunchsquatch”

Bob's Burgers
91%

“A Father’s Watch”

The Simpsons
85%

“Ruthie”

BoJack Horseman
93%

“The Serfsons”

The Simpsons
85%

“Time’s Arrow”

BoJack Horseman
93%

EPISODIC DRAMA

“The Book of Nora”

The Leftovers
91%

“Chicanery”

Better Call Saul
98%

“The Heart Attack is the Best Way”

Good Behavior
78%

“Homecoming”

The OA
84%

“Slip”

Better Call Saul
98%

“The Soviet Division”

The Americans
96%

EPISODIC COMEDY

“The Burglary”

Grace and Frankie
90%

“Intervention”

The Carmichael Show
87%

“Judge”

Veep
93%

“Rosario’s Quinceanera”

Will & Grace

“The Verdict””

Trial & Error
88%

COMEDY / VARIETY (INCLUDING TALK) – SERIES


COMEDY / VARIETY – SKETCH SERIES


COMEDY / VARIETY – MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES – SPECIALS

  • 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, Written by Dave Boone; CBS
  • 89th Annual Academy Awards, Written by Billy Kimball, Jon Macks; Special Material Written by Jack Allison, Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, Joelle Boucai, Gonzalo Cordova, Gary Greenberg, Josh Halloway, Sal Iacono, Eric Immerman, Bess Kalb, Jimmy Kimmel, Jeff Loveness, Molly McNearney, Danny Ricker, Joe Strazzullo; ABC
  • AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton, Written by Bob Gazzale, Jon Macks; TNT
  • Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy, Valentine’s Day Special, Written by Scott Aukerman, Dave Ferguson, Mike Hanford, Tim Kalpakis, Joe Saunders, Akiva Schaffer; Additional Material Written by Zach Kanin, Claudia O’Doherty, Tim Robinson; Netflix
  • Nathan For You: A Celebration, Written by Leo Allen, Nathan Fielder, Carrie Kemper, Michael Koman, Adam Locke-Norton, Eric Notarnicola; Comedy Central

QUIZ AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

  • Hollywood Game Night, Head Writer: Grant Taylor; Writers: Michael Agbabian, Alex Chauvin, Ann Slichter, Dwight D. Smith; NBC
  • Jeopardy!, Written by Matthew Caruso, John Duarte, Harry Friedman, Mark Gaberman, Deborah Griffin, Michele Loud, Robert McClenaghan, Jim Rhine, Steve D. Tamerius, Billy Wisse; ABC

DAYTIME DRAMA

  • General Hospital, Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Jean Passanante; Writers: Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Dave Rupel, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Christopher Van Etten, Christopher Whitesell; ABC
  • Days of Our Lives, Writers: Ron Carlivati, Sheri Anderson, Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Lisa Connor, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon, Cydney Kelley, David Kreizman, David A. Levinson, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Elizabeth Snyder, Tyler Topits; NBC

CHILDREN’S SCRIPT – EPISODIC AND SPECIALS

  • “American Girl – Ivy & Julie” (American Girl), Written by May Chan; Amazon
  • “American Girl – Knowledge is Power” (American Girl), Teleplay by Alison McDonald, Story by Alison McDonald and Caron Tschampion; Amazon
  • “Just Add 1965” (Just Add Magic), Written by Lauren Thompson; Amazon
  • “Meet Julia” (Sesame Street), Written by Christine Ferraro; HBO
  • “The Magical Wand Chase: A Sesame Street Special,” Written by Raye Lankford, Jessica Carleton, Ken Scarborough; HBO

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – CURRENT EVENTS

  • “Confronting ISIS” (Frontline), Written by Martin Smith; PBS
  • “Poverty, Politics and Profit” (Frontline), Written by Rick Young; PBS
  • “Unseen Enemy,” Written by Janet Tobias; CNN

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS

    • “Divided States of America” Part One (Frontline), Written by Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser; PBS
    • “Rachel Carson” (American Experience), Written and Directed by Michelle Ferrari; PBS
    • “The Great War” Part II (American Experience), Written by Stephen Ives; PBS
    • “The Great War” Part III (American Experience), Written by Rob Rapley; PBS
    • “The Vietnam War,” Episode Six: “Things Fall Apart,” Written by Geoffrey C. Ward; PBS

NEWS SCRIPT – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT

      • “Obama Wiretap Allegations” (World News Tonight with David Muir), Mark Berman, Barbara Rick, Tom Llamas; ABC News
      • “September 29, 2017” (World News Now), Written by Matt Nelko, Jack Sheahan, Debbie Humes, Carla Brittain, Constance Johnson, Lloyd deVries, Craig Morancie; ABC News
      • “White Helmets” (60 Minutes), Written by Scott Pelley, Nicole Young, Katie Kerbstat; CBS News

SHORT FORM NEW MEDIA – ADAPTED

      • “John Hancock” (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot), Written by James C. Oliver & Sharla Oliver
      • “Chapter 2” (The Walking Dead: Red Machete), Written by Nick Bernardone
      • “Justicia” (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot), Written by Mark Leitner
      • “Starboy” (Zac & Mia), Teleplay by Allen Clary and Andrew Rothschild, Based on the novel Zac & Mia by A.J. Betts

RADIO DOCUMENTARY

      • “2016 Year in Review,” Written by Gail Lee; CBS News Radio
      • “Castro, Cuba & Communism,” Written by Thomas A. Sabella; CBS News Radio
      • “CBS Radio 90th Anniversary,” Written by Dianne E. James, Gail Lee; CBS News Radio
      • “Remembering Princess Diana 20 Years Later,” Written by Andrew Evans; ABC News Radio

RADIO NEWS SCRIPT – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT

          • “Hugh Hefner: A Social Revolutionary in Silk Pajamas,” Written by Gail Lee; CBS News Radio
          • “World News This Week November 18, 2016,” Written by Joan B. Harris; ABC News Radio
          • “World News This Week: June 9, 2017,” Written by Tara Gimbel Tanis; ABC News Radio

RADIO NEWS SCRIPT – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY

      • “Chuck Berry,” Written by Jerry Edling; CBS News Radio/KNX
      • “Dishin’ Digital on WCBS-AM,” Written by Robert Hawley; WCBS
      • “Holiday Stories,” Written by Gail Lee; CBS News Radio
      • “One Nation, Overdosed: An Investigative Report,” Written by Tara Gimbel Tanis; ABC News Radio

ON-AIR PROMOTION (TELEVISION, NEW MEDIA OR RADIO)

        • “CBS Comedy,” Written by Dan Greenberger; CBS Television
        • “The Good Fight,” Written by Brian Retchless; CBS On-Air Promotions

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