Awards Calendar

  • ASIFA: 43rd Annual Annie Awards - Royce Hall
    February 6, 2016
  • DGA: Awards - Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
    February 6, 2016
  • AMPAS: Oscar Nominees Luncheon
    February 8, 2016
  • BAFTA: Round Two voting closes
    February 10, 2016
  • 11th Annual Final Draft Awards
    February 11, 2016
  • AMPAS: Final voting opens
    February 12, 2016
  • AMPAS: Scientific and Technical Awards
    February 13, 2016
  • WGA: 68th Annual Writers Guild Awards - Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
    February 13, 2016
  • BAFTA: British Academy Film Awards - Royal Opera House, London
    February 14, 2016
  • 28th Annual USC Libraries Scripter Award
    February 20, 2016

Keri Russell, Fred Armisen Among Writers Guild Awards New York Presenters

Keri Russell
Keri Russell
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"House of Cards" creator Beau Willimon, "Lee Daniels' The Butler" writer Danny Strong and Frank Rich will also hand out prizes.

The first presenters for the East Coast ceremony of the Writers Guild Awards have been announced, featuring some of New York's best-known actors and writers.

Some of the stars handing out awards include The Americans' Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, Portlandia's Fred Armisen, House of Cards creator Beau Willimon, Lee Daniels' The Butler screenwriter Danny Strong, Frank Rich, Orange Is the New Black's Kate Mulgrew, The Good Wife's Archie Panjabi, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, 30 Rock's Robert Carlock, Raul Esparza, Terry George and writer Steve O'Donnell.

The screenwriter and director of 2011 Focus Features release Pariah, Dee Rees, will present Focus co-founder and former CEO James Schamus with the Evelyn F. Burkey Award. The Wire and Treme star Wendell Pierce will present the Hunter Award for career achievement to David Simon. And WGAE secretary-treasurer Bob Schneider will present Philip V. Pilato with the Richard B. Jablow Award for his service to the guild.

The Writers Guild Awards will take place on Feb. 1, with simultaneous ceremonies in New York and L.A. Colin Quinn will host the New York ceremony.

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