The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) tonight announced the winners of the 2011 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for screen, television, radio, news, promotional, videogame, and new media writing at simultaneous ceremonies at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel-Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles and the AXA Equitable Center in New York City.
- Inception, Written by Christopher Nolan; Warner Bros.
Black Swan, Screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John J. McLaughlin; Story by Andres Heinz; Fox Searchlight
The Fighter, Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Paramount Pictures
The Kids Are All Right, Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg; Focus Features
Please Give, Written by Nicole Holofcener; Sony Pictures Classics
- The Social Network, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich; Sony Pictures
127 Hours, Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy; Based on the book Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston; Fox Searchlight
I Love You Phillip Morris, Written by John Requa & Glenn Ficarra; Based on the book by Steve McVicker; Roadside Attractions
The Town, Screenplay by Peter Craig and Ben Affleck & Aaron Stockard; Based on the novel Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan; Warner Bros.
True Grit, Screenplay by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen; Based on the novel by Charles Portis; Paramount Pictures
- Inside Job, Produced, Written and Directed by Charles Ferguson; Co-written by Chad Beck, Adam Bolt; Sony Pictures Classics
Enemies of the People, Written, Directed, Filmed and Produced by Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath; International Film Circuit
Freedom Riders, Written, Produced and Directed by Stanley Nelson; International Film Circuit
GasLand, Written and Directed by Josh Fox; HBO Documentary Films and International WOW Company
The Two Escobars, Written by Michael Zimbalist, Jeff Zimbalist; ESPN Films
Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him)?, Written and Directed by John Scheinfeld; Lorber Films
- Mad Men, Written by Jonathan Abrahams, Lisa Albert, Keith Huff, Jonathan Igla, André Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Brett Johnson, Janet Leahy, Erin Levy, Tracy McMillan, Dahvi Waller, Matthew Weiner; AMC
- 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
- Boardwalk Empire, Written by Meg Jackson, Lawrence Konner, Howard Korder, Steve Kornacki, Margaret Nagle, Timothy 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 Sledge with additional material from Red Blood, Black Sand by Chuck Tatum and China Marine by Eugene 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, Maximilian 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
- 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 and 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 (The 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
- 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, Features or Commentary
- Passages, Written by Gail Lee; CBS Radio News
Promotional Writing And Graphic Animation Winners
On-Air Promotion (Radio or Television)
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 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 Winners
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; 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, NBC.com
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