The Simpsons Wins WGA Award
NEWS – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY
"Dishin Digital," Written by Robert Hawley; WCBS-AM
PROMOTIONAL WRITING AND GRAPHIC ANIMATION WINNERS
ON-AIR PROMOTION (RADIO OR TELEVISION)
"Partners," Written by Dan A. Greenberger; CBS
TELEVISION GRAPHIC ANIMATION
"The Oscars" (Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood), Animation by Bob Pook; CBS
VIDEOGAME WRITING WINNER
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN VIDEOGAME WRITING
"Assassin's Creed III: Liberation," Scriptwriting by Richard Farrese, Jill Murray; Ubisoft
NEW MEDIA WRITING WINNERS
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN WRITING ORIGINAL NEW MEDIA
"The Compromises, Episode 1," "The Pest, Episode 3," The Snake, Episode 4," "The Bonding, Episode 6," "The Future, Episode 7/Series Finale" (Jack in a Box), Written by Michael Cyril Creighton; jackinaboxsite.com
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN WRITING DERIVATIVE NEW MEDIA
"Hide And Seek," "Keys to the Kingdom," "The Chosen Ones," "Parting Shots" (The Walking Dead: Cold Storage), Written by John Esposito; amctv.com
(*Note: There were no nominees in the Documentary – Radio category this year.)
Emmy-winning Castle TV star Nathan Fillion hosted the West Coast WGA ceremony, which was executive produced by Cort Casady. Presenters who appeared at the L.A. show included: two-time Academy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winning actress Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Modern Family co-stars, two-time Emmy-winning actress Julie Bowen and ALMA Award-winning actor Rico Rodriguez, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress Jane Lynch (Glee), Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg (Lincoln), Golden Globe-nominated actor Tobey Maguire (The Great Gatsby), two-time Academy Award-nominated actress Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook), Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actress Kate Walsh (Private Practice, Grey's Anatomy), three-time Writers Guild and nine-time Emmy Award-nominated actress-writer Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) and her Parks and Recreation co-star, Independent Spirit Award-nominated actor Adam Scott, Emmy-nominated actress Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad), Emmy-nominated actor Walton Goggins (Justified), actor Alfred Molina (Monday Mornings), Emmy and Writers Guild Award-winning "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner, ALMA Award-winning actress Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Emmy-winning actor Sam Waterston (The Newsroom), three-time Emmy-winning actor Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond), actor Craig Robinson (The Office), writer/actor/director Mark Duplass (The Mindy Project), screenwriters Jon Lucas & Scott Moore (The Hangover), and Writers Guild Award-nominated Key and Peele co-creators/co-stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.
Attendees at the WGAW's awards ceremony included: James Gandolfini, Francis Ford Coppola, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, T. Bone Burnett, Jay Roach, Congressman Henry Waxman, and L.A. Councilmember Steve Koretz.
Versatile television and screen actor Richard Kind hosted the East Coast WGA ceremony, which was executive produced by Craig Shemin and Bonnie Datt. Presenters who appeared at the New York show included: Academy Award-nominated writer Lucy Alibar (Beasts of the Southern Wild), writer and actor Jonathan Ames (Bored to Death), stand-up comedian and writer W. Kamau Bell (Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell), Sundance Audience Award-winning actor and writer Mike Birbiglia (Sleepwalk With Me), Emmy-winning actor Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire, Nurse Jackie), Academy Award-nominated writer Scott Frank (Minority Report), actress and writer Gina Gershon (Killer Joe), actress and CBS News Sunday Morning contributor Nancy Giles (China Beach), stand-up comedienne and actress Lisa Lampanelli (Not Fade Away), Emmy-winning actress and writer Sonia Manzano (Sesame Street), Emmy-winning producer and writer Mike Reiss (The Simpsons), producer and writer Liz Tuccillo (Smash and Sex and the City) and author Meg Wolitzer (The Interestings, This Is Your Life).