With the Oscars one week away, the guilds are coming to a close. The Writers Guild of America have now chimed in with their winners and awarded The Grand Budapest Hotel Best Original Screenplay while The Imitation Game took home Best Adapted Screenplay. While this may seem like a signpost of things to come on Oscar night, keep in mind that Birdman, arguably the Oscar frontrunner at this point, was ineligible for a WGA nomination even though it has an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
On the TV side, the WGAs also recognized True Detective for Best Drama Series and Best New Series and Louie for Best Comedy Series. Meanwhile, freshman series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver beat out satirical progenitors The Daily Show and The Colbert Report in the Comedy/Variety category.
Check out a full list of winners below [thanks to Awards Daily for formatting]:
Best Longform Adapted: Jane Anderson, Olive Kitteridge
Best Longford Original: Melissa Carter, Deliverance Creek
Best Drama Series: Nic Pizzolatto, True Detetective
Best Comedy Series: Louis CK, Louie
Best New Series: Nic Pizzolatto,, True Detective
Best Drama Episode: Robert King & Michelle King, The Good Wife, “The Last Call”
Best Comedy Episode: Louis CK, Louis, Louie, “So Did the Fat Lady”
Best Animated: Brian Kelley, The Simpsons, “Brick Like Me”
Best Variety/Special: Barry Adelman, 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards
Best Variety/Comedy: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Best Children’s Script: Bob Smiley, Haunted Heartthrob
Best Daytime Drama: General Hospital