Winners of the Writers Guild Awards 2022

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The Writer’s Guild of America held their annual awards ceremony almost this year, hosted by Ashley Nicole Black and honoring outstanding achievements in writing for film, television, new media, and more. Film only includes three of the awards, but they still offered big surprises, like Adam McKay’s don’t look up won for original screenplay and Siân Heder’s script for CODA won the Adapted Screenplay award, confirming the latter’s status as a real contender for Best Picture at the Oscars.

On the television side, HBOs succession unsurprisingly took home hardware for drama series, but that of HBO Max hacking led the way with a win not only for Comedy Series, but also for New Series.

See below for the full list of winners.


MOVIE


ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY



55%

don’t look up
(202)
– written by Adam McKayo


CUSTOM SCREENPLAY



95%

CODA
(202)
– written by Siân Heder


DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

Exposing Muybridge
(202)
– written by Marc Shaffer


TELEVISION


DRAMA SERIES



97%

Sequel: Season 3
(202)
– written by Jesse Armstrong, Jon Brown, Jamie Carragher, Ted Cohen, Francesca Gardiner, Lucy Prebble, Georgia Pritchett, Tony Roche, Susan Soon He Stanton, Will Tracy


COMEDY SERIES



100%

Hacks: Season 1
(202)
– written by Genevieve Aniello, Lucia Aniello, Joanna Calo, Jessica Chaffin, Paul W. Downs, Jess Dweck, Cole Escola, Janis Hirsch, Ariel Karlin, Katherine Kearns, Andrew Law, Joe Mande, Pat Regan, Samantha Riley, Michael Schur, Jen Statsky


NEW SERIES



100%

Hacks: Season 1
(202)
– written by Genevieve Aniello, Lucia Aniello, Joanna Calo, Jessica Chaffin, Paul W. Downs, Jess Dweck, Cole Escola, Janis Hirsch, Ariel Karlin, Katherine Kearns, Andrew Law, Joe Mande, Pat Regan, Samantha Riley, Michael Schur, Jen Statsky


ORIGINAL LONG FORM



95%

Mare of Easttown: Limited Series
(202)
– written by Brad Ingelsby


CUSTOM LONG SHAPE



94%

Girl: Limited Series
(202)
– written by Bekah Brunstetter, Marcus Gardley, Michelle Denise Jackson, Colin McKenna, Molly Smith Metzler


ORIGINAL & CUSTOMIZED SHORT FORM NEW MEDIA

Debunking Borat – written by Robyn Adams, Paul Hogan, Jack Youngelson


ANIMATION

“Planteau” – Tuca & Bertie – written by Lisa Hanawalt


EPISODIC DRAMA

“Retired Janitors of Idaho” – Succession – written by Tony Roche & Susan Soon He Stanton


EPISODIC COMEDY

“Alone At Last” – The Great – written by Tony McNamara


COMEDY/VARIETY TALK SERIES

Conan: Season 11
(202)
– written by Matt O’Brien, Jose Arroyo, Glenn Boozan, Daniel Cronin, Andres du Bouchet, Jessie Gaskell, Skyler Higley, Brian Kiley, Laurie Kilmartin, Todd Levin, Levi MacDougall, Conan O’Brien, Andy Richter, Frank Smiley, Mike Sweeney


COMEDY/VARIETY SKETCH SERIES

I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson: Season 2
(202)
– written by Zach Kanin, Tim Robinson, John Solomon


COMEDY/VARIETY SPECIALS

Full Frontal Wants to Take Your Guns – written by Kristen Bartlett, Mike Drucker, Samantha Bee, Pat Cassels, Sean Crespo, Miles Kahn, Chris Thompson, Holly Walker, Alison Zeidman, Joe Grossman, Sahar Rizvi, Michael Rhoa


QUIZ AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

Baking: Season 1
(202)
– written by Neil Casey, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino, Niccole Thurman


DAY DRAMA

Days of Our Lives – written by Ron Carlivati, Lorraine Broderick, Joanna Cohen, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Jamey Giddens, David Kreizman, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine D. Schock, Elizabeth Snyder


CHILDREN’S EPISODIC, LONG FORM AND SPECIALS

“The Tale of the Midnight Magic” – Are You Afraid of the Dark – written by JT Billings and Alex Ebel


DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – CURRENT EVENTS

“The Healthcare Divide” – Frontline – written by Rick Young


DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – EVENTS OTHER THAN CURRENT

“Citizen Hearst, Part One” – American Experience – written by Gene Tempest


NEWSSCRIPT – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN OR BREAKING REPORT

“The Unequal Recession” – 60 Minutes – written by Katie Kerbstat Jacobson, Scott Pelley, Nicole Young


DIGITAL NEWS

“‘Asians for men’s rights’ think this is their moment” – Slate.com – written by Aaron Mak


RADIO/AUDIO


RADIO/AUDIO DOCUMENTARY

“One Year: 1977 ‘The Miracle Cure'” – Slate Podcast – Written by Evan Chung


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

“Surfside Condo Collapse” – CBS World News Roundup Late Edition – written by Kathleen M. Biggins


RADIO/AUDIO NEWS SCRIPT – ANALYSIS, FUNCTION OR COMMENTS

“The Tasmanian Devil Tattoo” – Decoder Ring – written by Benjamin Frisch


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