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'Grand Budapest Hotel' and 'Imitation Game' win Writers Guild Awards

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Wes Anderson's films have always been easier to admire than embrace. They're like hermetic, handcrafted dioramas in which every last detail, no matter how tiny,…
Martin Scali

The Writers Guild of America awarded The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Imitation Game with its highest honors this evening. The Grand Budapest Hotel, with a screenplay by its director Wes Anderson, received the original screenplay WGA Award, while The Imitation Game won in the adapted category. Both are nominated for Oscars, which will be handed out Feb. 22. 

As for TV, the Writers Guild showed a lot of love this year for True Detective: HBO’s anthology won the awards for new series and drama series. In the comedy categories, Louie came away the big winner with awards for both comedy series and comedy episode.

Elsewhere, a newcomer in the comedy/variety category—Last Week Tonight with John Oliver—beat out stalwarts like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.

See the full list of winners below:

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: The Grand Budapest Hotel, Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: The Imitation Game, Written by Graham Moore; Based on the book Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY: The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz, Written by Brian Knappenberger

DRAMA SERIES: True Detective, Written by Nic Pizzolatto; HBO

COMEDY SERIES: Louie, Written by Pamela Adlon, Louis CK; FX

NEW SERIES: True Detective, Written by Nic Pizzolatto; HBO

EPISODIC DRAMA: “The Last Call” (The Good Wife), Written by Robert King & Michelle King; CBS

EPISODIC COMEDY: “So Did the Fat Lady” (Louie), Written by Louis C.K.; FX

LONG FORM ORIGINAL: Deliverance Creek, Written by Melissa Carter; Lifetime

LONG FORM ADAPTED: Olive Kitteridge, Teleplay by Jane Anderson, Based on the novel by Elizabeth Strout; HBO

SHORT FORM NEW MEDIA – ORIGINAL: “Episode 113: Rachel” (High Maintenance), Written by Katja Blichfeld & Ben Sinclair; helpingyoumaintain.com

ANIMATION: “Brick Like Me” (The Simpsons), Written by Brian Kelley; Fox

COMEDY / VARIETY (INCLUDING TALK) – SERIES: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Writers: Kevin Avery, Tim Carvell, Dan Gurewitch, Geoff Haggerty, Jeff Maurer, John Oliver, Scott Sherman, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Juli Weiner; HBO

COMEDY / VARIETY – MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES – SPECIALS: 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, Written by Barry Adelman; Special Material by Alex Baze, Dave Boone, Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Jon Macks, Sam Means, Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler, Mike Shoemaker; NBC

QUIZ AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: Hollywood Game Night, Head Writer: Grant Taylor; Writers: Alex Chauvin, Ann Slichter; NBC

DAYTIME DRAMA: General Hospital, Written by Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Elizabeth Page, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Chris Van Etten; ABC

CHILDREN’S SCRIPT – EPISODIC AND SPECIALS: “Haunted Heartthrob” (Haunted Hathaways), Written by Bob Smiley; Nickelodeon

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – CURRENT EVENTS: “United States of Secrets: The Program (Part One)” (Frontline); PBS; Written by Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser; PBS

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS: “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis” (Frontline), Written by Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser; PBS

TV NEWS SCRIPT – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT: “Nelson Mandela: A Man Who Changed the World” (World News with Diane Sawyer), Written by Diane Sawyer, Lisa Ferri, Dave Bloch; ABC News

TV NEWS SCRIPT – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY: “Nowhere to Go” (60 Minutes), Written by Scott Pelley, Oriana Zill de Granados & Michael Rey; CBS

RADIO DOCUMENTARY: “Three Shots Rang Out: The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later,” Written by Darren Reynolds; ABC News Radio

RADIO NEWS SCRIPT – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT: “World News This Week,” Written by Andrew Evans; ABC News Radio

RADIO NEWS SCRIPT – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY: “Civil Rights at 50,” Written by Jane Tillman Irving; WCBS Radio

ON-AIR PROMOTION (TELEVISION, NEW MEDIA OR RADIO): “How I Met Your Mother,” Written by Dan Greenberger; CBS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN VIDEOGAME WRITING: The Last of Us: Left Behind, Written by Neil Druckmann

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