The 2012 WGA Awards Announced! Finally Game Writing Gets Acknowledged!

MOTION PICTURE WINNERS

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Midnight in Paris, Written by Woody Allen (Sony Pictures Classics)

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY 
The Descendants, Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash; Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings (Fox Searchlight)

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY 
Better This World, Written by Katie Galloway & Kelly Duane de la Vega(Loteria Films)

TELEVISION WINNERS

DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad, Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett (AMC)

COMEDY SERIES
Modern Family, Written by Cindy Chupack, Paul Corrigan, Abraham Higginbotham, Ben Karlin, Elaine Ko, Carol Leifer, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Dan O’Shannon, Jeffrey Richman, Brad Walsh, Ilana Wernick, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker (ABC)

EPISODIC DRAMA 
(TIE) “Box Cutter” (Breaking Bad), Written by Vince Gilligan (AMC)
(TIE) “The Good Soldier” (Homeland), Written by Henry Bromell (Showtime)

EPISODIC COMEDY
“Caught in the Act” (Modern Family), Written by Steven Levitan & Jeffrey Richman (ABC)

NEW SERIES
Homeland – Written by Henry Bromell, Alexander Cary, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Chip Johannessen, Gideon Raff, Meredith Stiehm(Showtime)

LONG FORM – ORIGINAL 
Cinema Verite – Written by David Seltzer (HBO)

LONG FORM – ADAPTED 
Too Big To Fail – Written by Peter Gould, Based on the book written by Andrew Ross Sorkin (HBO)

COMEDY / VARIETY – (INCLUDING TALK) SERIES 
The Colbert Report, Writers: Michael Brumm, Stephen Colbert, Rich Dahm, Paul Dinello, Eric Drysdale, Rob Dubbin, Glenn Eichler, Dan Guterman, Peter Gwinn, Jay Katsir, Barry Julien, Frank Lesser, Opus Moreschi, Tom Purcell, Meredith Scardino, Scott Sherman, Max Werner (Comedy Central)

COMEDY / VARIETY – MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES – SPECIALS 
After the Academy Awards, Head Writers: Gary Greenberg, Molly McNearney; Writers: Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, John N. Huss, Sal Iacono, Eric Immerman, Jimmy Kimmel, Jonathan Kimmel, Jacob Lentz, Danny Ricker, Richard G. Rosner (ABC)

ANIMATION
“Homer the Father” (The Simpsons), Written by Joel H. Cohen (Fox)

DAYTIME DRAMA 
General Hospital, Written by Meg Bennett, Nathan Fissell, David Goldschmid, Robert Guza, Jr., Karen Harris, Elizabeth Korte, Mary Sue Price, Michele Val Jean, Susan Wald, Tracey Thomson (ABC)

CHILDREN’S – EPISODIC & SPECIALS 
“Hero of the Shadows” (Supah Ninjas), Written by Leo Chu, Eric S. Garcia(Nickelodeon)

NEW MEDIA NOMINEES

ACHIEVEMENT IN WRITING ORIGINAL NEW MEDIA 
“Episode 1,” “Episode 2,” “Episode 4,” “Episode 5,” “Episode 6” (Aim High), Written by Heath Corson & Richie Keen (cambio.com/aim-high)

ACHIEVEMENT IN WRITING DERIVATIVE NEW MEDIA
“A New Day,” “Family Matters,” “Neighborly Advice,” “Step Mom,” “Everything Dies” (The Walking Dead), Teleplay by John Esposito, Story byJohn Esposito and Greg Nicotero (amc.com)

VIDEOGAME WRITING 
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Written by Amy Hennig (Sony Computer Entertainment)