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Writers Guild Awards 2012: Winners: THE DESCENDANTS, BREAKING BAD

George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

The DescendantsBreaking Bad, and the other winners for the 2012 Writers Guild Awards have been announced. The 64th Annual Writers Guild Awards is “a generic term referring to the joint efforts of two different US labor unions: The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), representing TV and film writers East of the Mississippi. The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW), representing TV and film writers in Hollywood and southern California.”

The full listing of the 2012 Writers Guild Awards winners is below.


Original Screenplay: Midnight in Paris, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

Adapted Screenplay:The Descendants, Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash; Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings; Fox Searchlight

Documentary Screenplay: Better This World, Written by Katie Galloway & Kelly Duane de la Vega; Loteria Films


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

Comedy Series: Modern Family, Written by Cindy Chupack, Paul Corrigan, Abraham Higginbotham, Ben Karlin, Elaine Ko, Carol Leifer, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Dan O’Shannon, Jeffrey Richman, Brad Walsh, Ilana Wernick, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker; ABC

News Series: Homeland, Written by Henry Bromell, Alexander Cary, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Chip Johannessen, Gideon Raff, Meredith Stiehm; Showtime

Episodic Drama (TIE): “Box Cutter” (Breaking Bad), Written by Vince Gilligan; AMC


“The Good Soldier” (Homeland), Written by Henry Bromell; Showtime

Episodic Comedy: “Caught in the Act” (Modern Family), Written by Steven Levitan & Jeffrey Richman; ABC

Long Form (Original): Cinema Verite, Written by David Seltzer; HBO

Long Form (Adapted): Too Big to Fail, Written by Peter Gould, Based on the book written by Andrew Ross Sorkin; HBO

Animation: “Homer the Father” (The Simpsons), Written by Joel H. Cohen; Fox

Comedy / Variety – (Including Talk) Series: The Colbert Report, Writers: Michael Brumm, Stephen Colbert, Rich Dahm, Paul Dinello, Eric Drysdale, Rob Dubbin, Glenn Eichler, Dan Guterman, Peter Gwinn, Jay Katsir, Barry Julien, Frank Lesser, Opus Moreschi, Tom Purcell, Meredith Scardino, Scott Sherman, Max Werner; Comedy Central

Comedy/ Variety – Music, Awards, Tribute – Specials: After the Academy Awards, Head Writers: Gary Greenberg, Molly McNearney; Writers: Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, John N. Huss, Sal Iacono, Eric Immerman, Jimmy Kimmel, Jonathan Kimmel, Jacob Lentz, Danny Ricker, Richard G. Rosner; ABC

Daytime Drama: General Hospital, Written by Meg Bennett, Nathan Fissell, David Goldschmid, Robert Guza, Jr., Karen Harris, Elizabeth Korte, Mary Sue Price, Michele Val Jean, Susan Wald, Tracey Thomson; ABC

Children’s Episodic and Specials: “Hero of the Shadows” (Supah Ninjas), Written by Leo Chu, Eric S. Garcia; Nickelodeon

Documentary- Current Event: “Top Secret America” (Frontline), written by Michael Kirk, Mike Wiser; PBS

Documentary- Other Than Current Events: “Wiki Secrets” (Frontline), written by Marcela Gaviria & Martin Smith; PBS

NEWS – Regular Scheduled, Bulletin or Breaking Report: “Educating Sergeant Pantzke” (Frontline), written by John Maggio, Martin Smith; PBS

NEWS – Analysis, Feature or Commentary: “Doctor Hot Spot” (Frontline), written by Thomas Jennings; PBS


Documentary: 2010 Year in Review, written by Gail Lee; CBS Radio News

NEWS – Regular Scheduled or Breaking: Portraits of a Terrorist: Who is Osama Bin Laden? written by Gail Lee; CBS Radio News

NEWS – Analysis, Feature or Commentary: Justice in a Time of Terror, written by Andrew Cohen & Rob Mank; CBS Radio News


On-Air Promotion (Radio OR Television): “Fairytale” (Today Show), written by Carol M. Sullivan; NBC News

Television Graphic Animation: “CBS News Animations” (CBS News), Graphic Animation by David Rosen; CBS News


Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, written by Amy Hennig; Sony Computer Entertainment


Outstanding Achievement in Writing (Original): “Episode 1,” “Episode 2,” “Episode 4,” “Episode 5,” “Episode 6” (Aim High), written by Heath Corson & Richie Keen;

Outstanding Achievement in Writing (Derivative): “A New Day,” “Family Matters,” “Neighborly Advice,” “Step Mom,” “Everything Dies” (The Walking Dead), Teleplay by John Esposito, Story by John Esposito and Greg Nicotero;

Source: Ibtimes


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