March 20, 2022


Important Dates


Deadline for Preliminary Screenplay (Original, Adapted) online voting


Screenplay (Original, Adapted, Documentary) Nominations Announced


March 21, 2021

Host Kal Penn's 2021 Writers Guild Award Opening Monologue

March 21, 2021

The 2021 Adapted Screenplay award goes to Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

March 21, 2021

The 2021 award for Comedy Series goes to the writers of Ted Lasso


2021 Original Screenplay winner Emerald Fennell

2021 WGA-nominated writer-late night host Amber Ruffin

2021 Comedy/Variety Talk Series winners Desus & Mero

Writers Guild Awards History

A History of the Writers Guild Awards

Celebrating the show’s 50th anniversary, this video features appearances from Bob Hope, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Frank Pierson, Steve Martin, Red Skelton, Sid Caesar, and many more.

And the Winners Were...

With comedy skits like “Bridge on the River Burbank” and “Showbiz Hype Entertainment Enquirer Tonight,” it’s no wonder critics once called the Writers Guild Awards “bawdy, irreverent, and very often deftly devastating.”

The Hottest Ticket in Town – 50 Years of Writers Guild Awards

The late, legendary writer Hal Kanter looks back on the Writers Guild Awards first 50 years and recalls some of those shows’ most memorable moments.