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Writers Guild Awards Go for 'Captain Phillips' and 'Her'

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood February 2, 2014 at 12:49AM

Given all the films that aren't eligible, the Writers Guild Awards gives a boost to other movies in the Oscar race. Saturday night Spike Jonze took home original screenplay for "Her"--ironically, thanking the rival he beat, "American Hustle"'s David O. Russell, for helping him with his script-- and Billy Ray won for "Captain Phillips."
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Joaquin Phoenix in 'Her'
Joaquin Phoenix in 'Her'

SCREEN WINNERS


ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY


Her, Written by Spike Jonze; Warner Bros.




ADAPTED SCREENPLAY


Captain Phillips, Screenplay by Billy Ray; Based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty; Columbia Pictures


DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY


Stories We Tell, Written by Sarah Polley; Roadside Attractions





TELEVISION AND NEW MEDIA WINNERS


DRAMA SERIES


Breaking Bad, Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett; AMC


COMEDY SERIES


Veep, Written by Simon Blackwell, Roger Drew, Sean Gray, Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin, Georgia Pritchett, David Quantick, Tony Roche, Will Smith; HBO


NEW SERIES


House of Cards, Written by Kate Barnow, Rick Cleveland, Sam Forman, Gina Gionfriddo, Keith Huff, Sarah Treem, Beau Willimon; Netflix


EPISODIC DRAMA



“Confessions” (Breaking Bad), Written by Gennifer Hutchison; AMC


EPISODIC COMEDY



“Hogcock!” (30 Rock), Written by Jack Burditt & Robert Carlock; NBC


LONG FORM – ADAPTED



Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, Written by Shawn Slovo, Based on the book by Howard Bingham and Max Wallace; HBO


SHORT FORM NEW MEDIA – ORIGINAL


“Episode 4: The Collected Sylvia” (Sylvia Plath: Girl Detective), Written by Mike Simses; sylviaplathgirldetective.com


ANIMATION


“A Test Before Trying” (The Simpsons), Written by Joel H. Cohen; Fox


COMEDY / VARIETY (INCLUDING TALK) – SERIES



The Colbert Report, Writers: Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell, Michael Brumm, Nate Charny, Rich Dahm, Paul Dinello, Eric Drysdale, Rob Dubbin, Glenn Eichler, Gabe Gronli, Dan Guterman, Barry Julien, Jay Katsir, Frank Lesser, Opus Moreschi, Bobby Mort, Meredith Scardino, Max Werner; Comedy Central




COMEDY / VARIETY – MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES – SPECIALS


Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas, Head Writers: Jay Martel, Ian Roberts Writers: Alex Rubens, Charlie Sanders; NBC


QUIZ AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION


Jeopardy!, Written by John Duarte, Harry Friedman, Mark Gaberman, Debbie Griffin, Michele Loud, Robert McClenaghan, Jim Rhine, Steve D. Tamerius, Billy Wisse; ABC


DAYTIME DRAMA



Days of Our Lives, Written by Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon, Christopher Dunn, Janet Iacobuzio, David A. Levinson, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Melissa Salmons, Christopher J. Whitesell; NBC


CHILDREN'S – EPISODIC & SPECIALS



“influANTces” (A.N.T. Farm), Written by Vincent Brown; Disney Channel


DOCUMENTARY – CURRENT EVENTS


“Egypt in Crisis” (Frontline), Written by Marcela Gaviria & Martin Smith; PBS


DOCUMENTARY – OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS



“The Choice 2012” (Frontline), Written by Michael Kirk; PBS


TIED WITH:


“Silicon Valley” (American Experience), Telescript by Randall MacLowry and Michelle Ferrari; Story by Randall MacLowry; PBS


NEWS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT



“Tragedy at Newtown” Special Edition (ABC World News with Diane Sawyer), Written by Lisa Ferri and Matt Negrin; ABC




NEWS – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY



“Lethal Medicine” (60 Minutes), Written by Michael Rey, Oriana Zill de Granados, Michael Radutzky; CBS


RADIO WINNERS


DOCUMENTARY


“2012 Year in Review,” Written by Gail Lee; CBS Radio News


NEWS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT


“Afternoon Drive,” Written by Bill Spadaro; CBS Radio/1010 WINS


NEWS – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY


“Remembering C. Everett Koop,” Written by Scott Saloway; CBS Radio News




PROMOTIONAL WRITING AND GRAPHIC ANIMATION WINNERS


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


The Crazy Ones, “Building a Better Comedy,” Written by Erial Tompkins; CBS




TELEVISION GRAPHIC ART AND ANIMATION


CBS News Animations: “Brain Injury,” “Pills,” “Bionic Leg,” “Midland Parade,” “Concordia Salvage;” Animation by David Rosen; CBS News




VIDEOGAME WINNER




OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN VIDEOGAME WRITING




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

This article is related to: Writers Guild of America, Writers Guild Awards, Her, Captain Phillips, Awards, Awards, Awards Season Roundup


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