'General Hospital' Wins WGA Award

GH head writer Ron Carlivati posted this photo on Twitter with the
caption: "Thanks to the #WGA for this honor & thanks to my amazing
writing team!"
The Writers Guild of America, West and The Writers Guild of America, East are holding simultaneous awards ceremonies Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and the Edison Ballroom in New York. Lisa Kudrow is hosting the Los Angeles ceremony, while Larry Wilmore hosts the New York event.

Ron Carlivati and the writing team from General Hospital won the award in the Daytime Drama category. Days of our Lives was the other nominee. Note: The last time a daytime soap opera won the WGA Award and a Daytime Emmy for writing in the same year was 2006 (The Young and the Restless).

Below is a list of winners:

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

DRAMA SERIES
True Detective, Written by Nic Pizzolatto; HBO

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

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

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness; Fox Searchlight

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

VIDEOGAME WRITING
The Last of Us: Left Behind, Written by Neil Druckmann; Sony Computer Entertainment

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

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

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

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY
The Internet’s Own Boy

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

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

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

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

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

COMEDY SERIES
Louie, Written by Louis CK; FX

NEW SERIES
True Detective, Written by Nic Pizzolatto; HBO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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