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February 1, 2020

About the Writers Guild Awards

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

2019 Winners

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Important Dates

10/11/2019

Deadline for submissions: Series (Drama, Comedy, New); TV-Radio/Audio-New Media Scripts and Paul Selvin Award (WGAW)

11/1/2019

Preliminary Series (Drama, Comedy, New) online voting begins

Videos

February 17, 2019

Host Chelsea Peretti's 2019 Writers Guild Awards L.A. show monologue

February 17, 2019

Eighth Grade's Bo Burnham wins the 2019 Writers Guild Award for Original Screenplay

February 17, 2019

Can You Ever Forgive Me?'s Holofcener and Whitty win the Adapted Screenplay Award

Photos

Barry’s Alec Berg and Bill Hader

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Sheila R. Lawrence and Jen Kirkman

The writers of The Fake News with Ted Nelms

Writers Guild Awards History

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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.

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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.”

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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.