WGA Awards Play The Imitation Game, Check Into Grand Budapest Hotel

Nic Pizzolatto made something very clear during his two trips to the podium at the WGA Awards. The writer of HBO’s “True Detective ”– honored for both outstanding drama series and new series – is still worried about keeping his job. Both of Pizzolatto’s acceptance speeches were part of a thread of self-deprecating humor that ran through the West Coast edition of the 2015 Writers Guild Awards, which honor outstanding achievement...

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Writers Guild Awards Winners Add New Drama to Oscar Race, Cement TV Icons
Feb02

Writers Guild Awards Winners Add New Drama to Oscar Race, Cement TV Icons

With Saturday night’s Writers Guild of America Awards, all of the guilds have now spoken– their voters deciding the best written, best directed, best acted and best produced movies of the year. And for the first time in recent memory, there is no clear consensus– which makes the ongoing Oscar race even more interesting than it is when just one or two films and their key talent are considered a lock. For those with short...

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What ‘Argo’ and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Now Share: WGA Awards for Their Writers
Feb18

What ‘Argo’ and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Now Share: WGA Awards for Their Writers

To twist a popular line from the screenplay–“I’ve never left anyone behind”– “Argo” is apparently not leaving any awards behind. Chris Terrio added another one to the film’s trophy case by taking the award for best adapted screenplay at the 2013 Writers Guild Awards, which honor outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, radio, new media and videogames.   “I’m so...

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And So It is Written: Writers Award the Best On Screen
Feb21

And So It is Written: Writers Award the Best On Screen

These truly are the glory days of ABC’s smash hit comedy, “Modern Family,” which by the conclusion of the 2012 Writers Guild of America Awards Sunday night had added two more trophies to its already awards-laden mantle.    It was the third year in a row that ““MF” walked away with the guild’s top comedy series award, cementing its position as the one to beat against other laughers in the category that included...

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