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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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SHORT FORM NEW MEDIA – ORIGINAL

  • “Episode 101” (Now We’re Talking)
  • “Escape the Room” (Life Ends at 30)
  • “Itsy Bitsy Spider” Episode 1 (Thug Passion)
  • “The Party” (The Commute)

SHORT FORM NEW MEDIA – ADAPTED


RADIO DOCUMENTARY

  • “Chernobyl: 30 Years Later,” Written by Andrew Evans
  • “Summer of 2016,” Written by David Shapiro

RADIO NEWS SCRIPT – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT

  • “6:40am News” November 13, 2015, Written by Philip Pilato
  • “Legends of the Game,” Written by Thomas A. Sabella
  • “Muhammad Ali: A Tribute to Greatness,” Written by Gail Lee
  • “World News This Week” August 26, 2016, Written by Tara Gimbel Tanis

RADIO NEWS SCRIPT – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY

  • “Dishin Digital on WCBS-AM,” Written by Robert Hawley
  • “Morley Safer: A Journalist’s Life,” Written by Gail Lee
  • “Vin Scully”, Written by Jerry Edling
  • “Vin Scully Hangs Up The Mic,” Written by Andrew Evans

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

  • “Big Brother Over The Top Launch & NCIS: Special Agent Tony Dinozzo’s Top Moments,” Written by Erial Tompkins
  • “CBS On-Air Reel,” Written by Brian Retchless
  • “The Dollmaker, Halloween,” Written by Jennifer H. Kaas
  • “Limitless Promos 15/16” (CBS), Written by Jessica Katzenstein
  • “Mom,” Written by Dan Greenberger

TELEVISION GRAPHIC ART AND ANIMATION

  • “The Real History of Cinco de Mayo,” (Gawker Media Group), Graphic Animation by Elisa Solinas

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