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.
- The Social Network, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich; Sony 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
Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him)?, Written and Directed by John Scheinfeld; Lorber Films
Episodic Drama - any length - one airing time
Episodic Comedy - any length - one airing time\
Long Form - Original - over one hour - one or two parts, one or two airing times
Long Form - Adaptation - over one hour - one or two parts, one or two airing times
Animation - any length - one airing time
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
Children's Episodic and Specials
Children's Script - Long Form or Special
Documentary - Current Events
Documentary - Other Than Current Events
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
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