wga awards homeland breaking bad 'Breaking Bad,' 'Homeland,' 'The Descendants' take home Writers Guild Awards“Homeland,” “Breaking Bad” and “Modern Family” each won two honors Sunday (Feb. 19) at the Writers Guild of America Awards.

On the film side, the scripts for “The Descendants” and “Midnight in Paris” earned awards from the guild. The WGA gave Laurel Awards — for writers who have “advanced the literature” of movies or television — to “Forrest Gump” and “The Insider” scribe Eric Roth for film and to “thirtysomething” and “Once and Again” creators Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz for television.

Here’s the complete list of winners.


Drama series: “Breaking Bad”

Comedy series: “Modern Family”

New series: “Homeland”

Episodic drama (tie): “Box Cutter” (“Breaking Bad”), written by Vince Gilligan; and “The Good Soldier” (“Homeland”), written by Henry Bromell

Episodic comedy: “Caught in the Act” (“Modern Family”), written by Steven Levitan and Jeffrey Richman

Long form – original: “Cinema Verite,” written by David Seltzer

Long form – adapted: “Too Big to Fail,” written by Peter Gould, based on the book by Andrew Ross Sorkin

Comedy/variety series: “The Colbert Report”

Comedy/variety special: “Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards”

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

Daytime drama: “General Hospital”

Children’s episodic and specials: “Hero of the Shadows” (“Supah Ninjas”), written by Leo Chu, Eric S. Garcia

Documentary – current events: “Top Secret America” (“Frontline”), written by Michael Kirk, Mike Wiser

Documentary – other: “Wiki Secrets” (“Frontline”), written by Marcela Gaviria and Martin Smith

News – regularly scheduled, bulletin or breaking report: “Educating Sergeant Pantzke” (“Frontline”), written by John Maggio, Martin Smith

News – analysis, feature or commentary: “Doctor Hot Spot” (“Frontline”), written by Thomas Jennings


Original screenplay: “Midnight in Paris,” written by Woody Allen

Adapted screenplay: “The Descendants,” written by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, based on the book by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Documentary screenplay: “Better This World,” written by Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega


Original new media: “Aim High” (Cambio.com), written by Heath Corson and Richie Keen

Derivative new media: “The Walking Dead” (AMCTV.com), teleplay by John Esposito, story by John Esposito and Greg Nicotero


Video game writing: “Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception,” written by Amy Hennig

Posted by:Rick Porter