UPDATE: Zooey Deschanel & Joel McHale To Host WGA Awards In L.A.; Rachel Dratch Has NY Duty

UPDATE: Rachel Dratch will host the WGA Awards’ New York ceremony, which is happening simultaneously with WGA West’s gala February 19. The WGA East’s event is at B.B. King Blues Club in New York City.

Los Angeles – The Writers Guild of America, West has tapped Zooey Deschanel (New Girl, [500] Days of Summer) and Joel McHale (Community, The Soup) to co-host the WGAW’s 2012 Writers Guild Awards L.A. show on Sunday, February 19, 2012, at the Hollywood Palladium. The WGAW’s 2012 WGA L.A. awards show is executive produced by Spike Jones, Jr., along with a creative time that includes talent producer Carole Propp and head writer Guy Nicolucci.

  1. The WGA awards should move earlier in the calendar so they have a chance to influence the Oscar voting. Where they are now, they let the Actors, Producers and Directors have more influence.

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