This Just In: 2019 Writers Guild Awards

Don’t you just love how the mainstream pubs show pix of actors even though writers are the actual recipients of awards? Neither do we.

The Writers Guild of America picks its winners!

Eighth Grade
Bo Burnham
Best Original Screenplay
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty
Best Adapted Screenplay
Bill Hader, Sarah Solemani, Emily Heller, …
Best New Series
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Amy Sherman-Palladino, Jen Kirkman, Daniel Palladino, …
Best Comedy Series
The Americans
Joe Weisberg, Joshua Brand, Stephen Schiff, …
Best Drama Series
Lowell Ganz
Laurel for Screenwriting
Babaloo Mandel
Laurel for Screenwriting
Paean to the People
Alex Gansa
Best Episodic TV Drama
Jenji Kohan
TV Writing Achievement
Chapter One: Make Your Mark
Bill Hader, Alec Berg
Best Episodic TV Comedy
Bathtubs Over Broadway
Dava Whisenant, Ozzy Inguanzo
Documentary Screenplay
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Tom Rob Smith, Maggie Cohn
Best Adapted Long Form
God of War
Cory Barlog, Richard Zangrande Gaubert, Orion Walker, …
Best Video Game Writing
Castle Rock
Sam Shaw, Dustin Thomason, Mark Lafferty, …
Best Original Long Form
The Fake News with Ted Nelms
Ed Helms, Sara Schaefer, Joe Randazzo, …
Comedy/Variety – Specials
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
John Oliver, Daniel O’Brien, Josh Gondelman, …
Comedy/Variety Talk Series
General Hospital
Chris Van Etten, Lloyd Gold, Shelly Altman, …
Best Daytime Drama
Adam McKay
Paul Selvin Award
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Steve Melcher, Ann Slichter, James Rowley, …
Best Quiz and Audience Participation
Class of Lies
Tessa Williams
Original Short Form New Media

Congrats to everyone from TVWriter™!

Question for the source of the above list, our good friends at Wikipedia: Shouldn’t these categories all be labeled “best writing?”