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WGA Awards: 'Budapest', 'Imitation Game' Win Top Film Honors, 'True Detective', 'Louie' Score On TV Side — Full List

Wes Anderson and Hugh Guinness took the Original Screenplay honor tonight for The Grand Budapest Hotel at the WGA Awards and Graham Moore took Adapted Screenplay for The Imitation Game. Said Anderson from the LA ceremony, “I wrote the script with my old friend Hugo who joined the alternative branch on the East Coast. He is probably simultaneously giving a speech over there. A humble Graham Moore said on accepting his adapted screenplay honor, “We made this movie for Alan Turing. I’m a screenwriter from Chicago. So standing here on stage, I should thank him. It’s on his shoulders of his genius that we made this film.”

On the TV side, HBO’s True Nic PizollattoDetective won both New Series and Drama Series, and FX’s Louie, nabbed both the Comedy Series and Episodic Comedy Series honors for Louis C.K. Last Week Tonight With John Oliver took the Comedy/Variety Series trophy and the 71st Golden Globe Awards took the nod for Comedy/Variety Special. Here’s the full list:

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness; Fox Searchlight

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Imitation Game
Written by Graham Moore; Based on the book Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges; The Weinstein Company

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
Written by Brian Knappenberger; FilmBuff

DRAMA SERIES

True Detective, Written by Nic Pizzolatto; HBO

EPISODIC DRAMA

“The Last Call” (The Good Wife), Written by Robert King & Michelle King; CBS

DAYTIME DRAMA

General Hospital, Written by Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio,
Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Elizabeth
Page, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Chris Van Etten; ABC

COMEDY SERIES

Louie, Written by Louis CK; FX

EPISODIC COMEDY

“So Did the Fat Lady” (Louie), Written by Louis C.K.; FX

ANIMATION

“Brick Like Me” (The Simpsons), Written by Brian Kelley; Fox

NEW SERIES

True Detective, Written by Nic Pizzolatto; HBO

COMEDY / VARIETY (INCLUDING TALK) – SERIES

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Writers: Kevin Avery, Tim Carvell, Dan Gurewitch, Geoff Haggerty, Jeff Maurer, John Oliver, Scott Sherman, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Juli Weiner; HBO

COMEDY / VARIETY – MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES – SPECIALS

71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, Written by Barry Adelman; Special Material by Alex Baze, Dave Boone, Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Jon Macks, Sam Means, Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler, Mike Shoemaker; NBC

LONG FORM ORIGINAL

Deliverance Creek, Written by Melissa Carter; Lifetime

LONG FORM ADAPTED

Olive Kitteridge, Teleplay by Jane Anderson, Based on the novel by Elizabeth Strout; HB

RADIO NEWS SCRIPT – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY

Civil Rights at 50,” Written by Jane Tillman Irving; WCBS Radio

RADIO DOCUMENTARY

Three Shots Rang Out: The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later,” Written by Darren Reynolds; ABC News Radio

RADIO NEWS SCRIPT – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT

“World News This Week,” Written by Andrew Evans; ABC News Radio

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – CURRENT EVENTS

“United States of Secrets: The Program (Part One)” (Frontline); PBS; Written by Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser; PBS

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS

“League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis” (Frontline), Written by Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser; PBS

ON-AIR PROMOTION (TELEVISION, NEW MEDIA OR RADIO)

“How I Met Your Mother,” Written by Dan Greenberger; CBS

SHORT FORM NEW MEDIA

“Episode 113: Rachel” (High Maintenance), Written by Katja Blichfeld & Ben Sinclair; helpingyoumaintain.com

QUIZ AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

Hollywood Game Night, Head Writer: Grant Taylor; Writers: Alex
Chauvin, Ann Slichter; NBC

CHILDREN’S SCRIPT – EPISODIC AND SPECIALS

“Haunted Heartthrob” (Haunted Hathaways), Written by Bob Smiley; Nickelodeon

VIDEOGAME WRITING

The Last of Us: Left Behind, Written by Neil Druckmann; Sony Computer Entertainment

  1. General Hospital wins a writing award. What a joke. It is an absolute convoluted mess, no character development and all plot points full of plot holes and dialogue that contradicts. The only explanation is that only one episode or two are judged. From that, you can’t tell how incoherent the overall narrative is when watching a story unfold over time.

    GH wasn’t even nominated last year and the snub did nothing to wake up TPTB to improve the quality. Now it’s worse and they’ll all pat themselves on the backs and continue to produce dreck. There is no more hope for a once great institution.

    1. Really? Give me a break GH has been leaps and bounds better in the past recent years than they had been in years! Its especially better than DOOL (which it was nominated against)

      1. Katie you obviously work at ABC or are even a writer on the show. Katie? Kate Hall? Whatever the problems were on GH before Cartini, the current writing is just awful. It is so inconsistent. The narrative is extremely incoherent, one scene of dialogue contradicts the next, characters are dumbed down to advance plot, stories drag; the writers are so concerned with trying to fool the audience with twist and turns that they can’t tell a logical story. The writing is terrible.

  2. Question regarding Grand Budapest Hotel winning Best Original Screenplay: If the story is inspired the writings of Stefan Zweig, shouldn’t this have been in the Adapted Screenplay category?

    1. He tipped his hat to Stefan Zweig and artfully incorporated his style into a wholly original script. That was quite a feat, and deserving of all the awards coming to him.

  3. Finally! True Detective gets an award. It deserved acting for McConaughey and directing for Fukunaga from the Guilds. What a travesty this is its only Guild award.

  4. The writers guild award looks ugly, writers look ugly too but when you combine the two you get a wonderful image of someone holding a large goldfish head down underwater.

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