March 5, 2023

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 Final Screenplay (Original, Adapted, Documentary) and Series (Drama, Comedy, Limited, New) online voting




Actor-activist George Takei (Star Trek) at the 2022 Writers Guild Awards.

Writer-actor Gina Yashere (Bob Hearts Abishola) presents at the 2022 Writers Guild Award.

Actor Jaylen Barron (Blindspotting) onstage at the 2022 Writers Guild Awards.


March 20, 2022

Host Ashley Nicole Black’s 2022 Writers Guild Awards Opening Monologue

March 20, 2022

CODA’s Siân Heder wins the 2022 Writers Guild Award for Adapted Screenplay

March 20, 2022

Adam McKay wins the 2022 Writers Guild Award for Original Screenplay for Don’t Look Up

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.