'Inception,' 'Social Network' Win Top WGA Awards

 

2011 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS WINNERS

FILM
 
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Inception, Written by Christopher Nolan; Warner Bros.
 
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Social Network, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich; Sony Pictures
 
DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY
Inside Job, Written by Charles Ferguson; Co-written by Chad Beck, Adam Bolt; Sony Pictures Classics
 
TELEVISION
 
DRAMA SERIES
Mad Men, Written by Jonathan Abrahams, Lisa Albert, Keith Huff, Jonathan Igla, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Brett Johnson, Janet Leahy, Erin Levy, Tracy McMillan, Dahvi Waller, Matthew Weiner; AMC
 
COMEDY SERIES
Modern Family, Written by Jerry Collins, Paul Corrigan, Alex Herschlag, Abraham Higginbotham, Elaine Ko, Joe Lawson, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Dan O'Shannon, Jeffrey Richman, Brad Walsh, Ilana Wernick, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker; ABC
 
NEW SERIES
Boardwalk Empire, Written by Meg Jackson, Lawrence Konner, Howard Korder, Steve Kornacki, Margaret Nagle, Tim Van Patten, Paul Simms, Terence Winter; HBO
 
EPISODIC DRAMA - any length - one airing time
"The Chrysanthemum and the Sword" (Mad Men), Written by Erin Levy; AMC
 
EPISODIC COMEDY - any length - one airing time
"When It Rains, It Pours" (30 Rock), Written by Robert Carlock; NBC
 
LONG FORM - ORIGINAL - over one hour - one or two parts, one or two airing times
The Special Relationship, Written by Peter Morgan; HBO
 
LONG FORM - ADAPTATION - over one hour - one or two parts, one or two airing times
The Pacific, "Part Eight," Written by Robert Schenkkan and Michelle Ashford, Based in part on the books Helmet for My Pillow by Robert Leckie and With The Old Breed by Eugene B. Sledge with additional material from Red Blood, Black Sand by Chuck Tatum and China Marine by Eugene B. Sledge; HBO
 
ANIMATION - any length - one airing time
"The Prisoner of Benda" (Futurama), Written by Ken Keeler; Comedy Central
 
COMEDY / VARIETY - (INCLUDING TALK) SERIES
The Colbert Report, Writers: Barry Julien, Dan Guterman, Eric Drysdale, Frank Lesser, Glenn Eichler, Jay Katsir, Max Werner, Meredith Scardino, Michael Brumm, Opus Moreschi, Peter Gwinn, Rich Dahm, Rob Dubbin, Scott Sherman, Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell, Peter Grosz, Paul Dinello; Comedy Central
 
COMEDY / VARIETY - MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES - SPECIALS
National Memorial Day Concert 2010, Written by Joan Meyerson; PBS
 
DAYTIME DRAMA
As the World Turns, Written by Susan Dansby, Lucky Gold, Janet Iacobuzio, Penelope Koechl, David Kreizman, Leah Laiman, David A. Levinson, Leslie Nipkow, Jean Passanante, Gordon Rayfield, David Smilow; CBS
 
CHILDREN'S EPISODIC & SPECIALS
"Happy Ha-Ha Holidays" (Imagination Movers), Written by Michael G. Stern, Randi Barnes, Rick Gitelson, Scott Gray; Disney Channel
 
CHILDREN'S SCRIPT - LONG FORM OR SPECIAL
Avalon High, Teleplay by Julie Sherman Wolfe and Amy Talkington, Based on the novel by Meg Cabot; Disney Channel
 
DOCUMENTARY - CURRENT EVENTS
"Flying Cheap" (Frontline), Written by Rick Young; PBS
 
DOCUMENTARY - OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS
"Wyatt Earp" (American Experience), Written by Rob Rapley; PBS
 
NEWS - REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN OR BREAKING REPORT
"Sunday Morning Almanac" (CBS Sunday Morning), Written by Thomas A. Harris; CBS News
 
NEWS - ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY
"Resurrecting Eden" (60 Minutes), Written by Jenny Dubin; CBS
 
RADIO 
 
DOCUMENTARY
2009 Year in Review, Written by Gail Lee; CBS Radio News
 
NEWS - REGULARLY SCHEDULED OR BREAKING
CBS World News Roundup, Written by Paul Farry; CBS Radio News
 
NEWS - ANALYSIS, FEATURE OR COMMENTARY
"Passages," Written by Gail Lee; CBS Radio News
 
PROMOTIONAL WRITING AND GRAPHIC ANIMATION 
 
ON-AIR PROMOTION (RADIO OR TELEVISION)
CSI Promos, Written by Anne de Vega; CBS
 
TELEVISION GRAPHIC ANIMATION
"Sunday Morning, By Design" (CBS Sunday Morning), Graphic Designer Bob Pook, Graphic Artist Diane Robinson; CBS News
 
VIDEOGAME WRITING WINNER
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Story by Patrice Desilets, Jeffrey Yohalem, Corey May; Lead Script Writer: Jeffrey Yohalem; Script Writers: Ethan Petty, Nicholas Grimwood, Matt Turner; Ubisoft
 
NEW MEDIA WRITING

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN WRITING - ORIGINAL NEW MEDIA
"The Real Thing," "Identity Crisis," "Girl Talk," "Naming Things," "Curtain Up" (Anyone But Me), Written by Susan Miller, Tina Cesa Ward; www.AnyoneButMeSeries.com
 
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN WRITING - DERIVATIVE NEW MEDIA
"Strip Pong," "Tear Jerks," "Brainstorm," (Frank vs. Lutz), Written by Jon Haller; 30 Rock New Media, www.nbc.com 
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