February 17, 2019

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.

2018 Winners


Important Dates


Deadline for Final Screenplay and Series online voting


Deadline for 2019 WGA show reservations, sponsorships and ticket sales


February 11, 2018

Host Patton Oswalt Opens the 2018 Writers Guild Awards

February 11, 2018

The Handmaid's Tale wins the 2018 Writers Guild Award for Drama Series

February 11, 2018

Jordan Peele wins the 2018 Writers Guild Award for Original Screenplay for Get Out


Writer Vanessa Taylor and 2018 nominee Guillermo del Toro

2018 Writers Guild Awards nominee Greta Gerwig

Writer-comedian Sarah Silverman on the red carpet

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.