Writers Guild of America Award

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The Writers Guild of America Award is an award from the US Writers Guild of America , more precisely: the two areas Writers Guild of America, East and Writers Guild of America, West . It has been awarded in various categories for outstanding achievements in film, television, radio and others since 1949. The WGA Laurel Awards for the life's work of screenwriters are also presented. The 69th award ceremony took place on February 19, 2017 in Los Angeles and New York.

Categories (selection)


  • Original screenplay
  • Adapted screenplay
  • Documentary screenplay

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  • Drama Series
  • Comedy Series
  • New Series
  • Episodic drama
  • Episodic Comedy
  • animation
  • Long Form (full-length feature films)


  • Documentary
  • News - Regularly Scheduled or Breaking
  • News - Analysis, Feature or Commentary

Award winners (selection)

Best original script
Best adapted script

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b orf.at: Script award for “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” And “Eighth Grade” . Article dated February 18, 2019, accessed February 20, 2019.
  2. a b “Parasite” wins award from screenwriters , “Kulturnachrichten” on deutschlandfunkkultur.de on February 2, 2020, accessed on February 3, 2020