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Writers Guild Awards Bring Class and Comedy with Presenters Jessica Chastain, Amy Poehler, Adam Scott and More

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood February 5, 2013 at 1:08PM

The first wave of presenters for the 2013 Writers Guild Awards have been announced. Included in the lineup are Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain, Golden Globes host Amy Poehler and her "Parks and Recreation" co-star Adam Scott, and the hilarious "Key and Peele" stars Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele.
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Amy Poehler and Adam Scott
Amy Poehler and Adam Scott

The first wave of presenters for the 2013 Writers Guild Awards have been announced. Included in the lineup are Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain, Golden Globes host Amy Poehler and her "Parks and Recreation" co-star Adam Scott, and hilarious "Key and Peele" stars Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele.

Previously announced show host Nathan Fillion ("Castle") will be master of ceremonies. Also on the list of presenters are Fillion's "Castle" co-star Stana Katic, "Modern Family" stars Julie Bowen, Eric Stonestreet and Rico Rodriguez, Kate Walsh ("Private Practice") and Brad Garrett ("Everybody Loves Raymond").

The Writers Guild Award ceremony is on February 17 at the JW Marriott LA LIVE in Los Angeles.

WGA-nominated screenwriters will be featured at the annual "Beyond Words" panel on February 7 at the Guild's theater. Confirmed panelists include Mark Boal ("Zero Dark Thirty"), Stephen Chbosky ("The Perks of Being a Wallflower"), Roman Coppola ("Moonrise Kingdom"), John Gatins ("Flight"), David Magee ("Life of Pi"), David O. Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook") and Chris Terrio ("Argo"). Dustin Lance Black ("Milk") will moderate.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.