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2017 Writers Guild Awards Winners: Moonlight, Arrival, and Atlanta Come Out on Top

by | February 19, 2017 | Comments

The Writers Guild of America held their annual awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday, Febrary 19, celebrating the best writing accomplishments of the year across film, television, radio, and new media. Oscar frontrunner Moonlight earned the award for Original Screenplay, while sci-fi drama Arrival took home the trophy for Adapted Screenplay. In television, FX’s The Americans beat Game of Thrones and Stranger Things to win the Drama Series category, while the same network’s Atlanta took home a pair of awards for Comedy Series and New Series. Read on for all the winners.


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DRAMA SERIES


COMEDY SERIES


NEW SERIES


LONG FORM ORIGINAL


LONG FORM ADAPTED


ANIMATION

“Barthood”

The Simpsons
85%

“First Day of Rule”

Elena of Avalor

“Fish Out of Water”

BoJack Horseman
93%

“A Princess on Lothal”

Star Wars Rebels
100%

“Stop the Presses”

BoJack Horseman
93%

EPISODIC DRAMA

“Gloves Off”

Better Call Saul
97%

“I Am a Storm”

Shameless
85%

“Klick”

Better Call Saul
97%

“Switch”

Better Call Saul
97%

“The Trip”

This Is Us
91%

“The Winds of Winter”

Game of Thrones
89%

EPISODIC COMEDY

“Kimmy Finds Her Mom!”

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
96%

“Kimmy Goes on a Playdate!”

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
96%

“Pilot”

One Mississippi
96%

“R-A-Y-C-Ray-Cation”

Speechless

“Streets on Lock”

Atlanta
97%

“A Taste of Zephyria”

Son of Zorn
58%

COMEDY / VARIETY (INCLUDING TALK) – SERIES


COMEDY / VARIETY – SKETCH SERIES


COMEDY / VARIETY – MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES – SPECIALS

  • 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
  • 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards
  • 88th Annual Academy Awards
  • Triumph’s Election Special

QUIZ AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION


DAYTIME DRAMA

  • General Hospital

CHILDREN’S SCRIPT – EPISODIC AND SPECIALS

  • “Girl Meets Commonism” (Girl Meets World)
  • “Just Add Mom” (Just Add Magic)
  • “Mel vs. The Night Mare of Normal Street” (Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street)
  • “Mucko Polo, Grouch Explorer” (Sesame Street)

CHILDREN’S SCRIPT – LONG FORM OR SPECIAL


DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – CURRENT EVENTS


DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS


NEWS SCRIPT – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT

  • “Ambush In Dallas” (World News Tonight With David Muir)
  • “Brussels Under Attack” (World News Tonight With David Muir)
  • “Muhammad Ali: Remembering A Legend” (48 Hours)

NEWS SCRIPT – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY

  • “CBS Sunday Morning Almanac” June 12, 2016 (CBS Sunday Morning)

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