On Sunday, February 17, and broadcast in both Los Angeles and New York, the Writers Guild of America announced the winners of the 2013 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, radio, news, promotional, videogame, and new media writing. I covered the ceremony at the JW Marriott L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, which was hosted by Castle’s Nathan Fillion (left).

And the winners are …

Original Screenplay: Zero Dark Thirty, Written by Mark Boal

Adapted Screenplay: Argo, Screenplay by Chris Terrio; Based on a selection from The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired Magazine article “The Great Escape” by Joshuah Bearman

Documentary Screenplay: Searching for Sugar Man, Written by Malik Bendjelloul

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


Comedy Series: Louie, Written by Pamela Adlon, Vernon Chatman, Louis C.K.; FX

New Series: Girls, Written by Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin, Lena Dunham, Sarah Heyward, Bruce Eric Kaplan, Jenni Konner, Deborah Schoeneman, Dan Sterling; HBO

Episodic Drama: “The Other Woman” (Mad Men), Written by Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner; AMC

Episodic Comedy: “Virgin Territory” (Modern Family), Written by Elaine Ko; ABC

Long Form – Original: Hatfields & McCoys, Nights Two and Three, Teleplay by Ted Mann and Ronald Parker, Story by Bill Kerby and Ted Mann; History Channel

Long Form – Adapted: Game Change, Written by Danny Strong, Based on the book by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann; HBO

Animation: “Ned ’N’ Edna’s Blend Agenda” (The Simpsons), Written by Jeff Westbrook; Fox

Comedy/Variety Series: Portlandia, Writers: Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Karey Dornetto, Jonathan Krisel, Bill Oakley; IFC

Comedy/Variety Specials: 66th Annual Tony Awards, Written by Dave Boone; Special Material by Paul Greenberg; Opening and Closing Songs by David Javerbaum, Adam Schlesinger; CBS

Daytime Drama: The Young and the Restless, Written by Amanda Beall, Jeff Beldner, Susan Dansby, Janice Ferri Esser, Jay Gibson, Scott Hamner, Marla Kanelos, Natalie Minardi Slater, Beth Milstein, Michael Montgomery, Anne Schoettle, Linda Schreiber, Sarah K. Smith, Christopher J. Whitesell, Teresa Zimmerman; CBS

Video Game Writing: Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, Scriptwriting by Richard Farrese, Jill Murray (pictured below); Ubisoft

For a complete list of winners, go to the WGA website.

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