March 21, 2021

About the Writers Guild Awards

The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, news, radio, and promotional categories.

Important Dates


Deadline for Preliminary Series (Drama, Comedy, New) online voting


Deadline for submissions: Screenplays (Original, Adapted, Documentary)


2020 Winners


2020 Writers Guild Awards Host Ana Gasteyer

Dead to Me creator Liz Feldman

Guests Gwyneth Paltrow and Jane Lynch


February 1, 2020

Parasite wins the 2020 Writers Guild Award for Original Screenplay

February 1, 2020

The 2020 Writers Guild Award for Drama Series goes to Succession

February 1, 2020

Barry is the winner of the 2020 Writers Guild Award for Comedy Series

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.