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[02/19/05 - 12:00 AM]
Winners Announced for 57th Annual Writers Guild Awards

[via press release from WGA]

Winners Announced for 57th Annual Writers Guild Awards

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK -- The Writers Guild of America, west and East announced the winners of the 57th Annual Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen, television, and radio in gala ceremonies at The Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and the Pierre Hotel in New York on Saturday, February 19, 2005.

SCREEN WINNERS

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman, Story by Charlie Kaufman & Michel Gondry & Pierre Bismuth, Focus Features

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Sideways, Screenplay by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor, Based on the novel by Rex Pickett, Fox Searchlight Pictures

TELEVISION WINNERS

EPISODIC DRAMA

THE SUPREMES (The West Wing), Written by Debora Cahn; NBC

EPISODIC COMEDY

PIER PRESSURE (Arrested Development), Written by Jim Vallely & Mitchell Hurwitz; Fox

IDA'S BOYFRIEND (Malcolm in the Middle), Written by Neil Thompson; FOX

LONG FORM - ORIGINAL

SOMETHING THE LORD MADE, Written by Peter Silverman and Robert Caswell; HBO

LONG FORM - ADAPTED

ANGELS IN AMERICA, Teleplay by Tony Kushner, Based on the play by Tony Kushner; HBO

ANIMATION

CATCH 'EM IF YOU CAN (The Simpsons), Written by Ian Maxtone-Graham; FOX

COMEDY/VARIETY - MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES - SPECIALS

THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, Written by George Stevens, Jr. and Sara Lukinson; CBS

COMEDY/VARIETY - (including talk) SERIES

LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN, Written by Mike Sweeney, Chris Albers, Jose Arroyo, Andy Blitz, Kevin Dorff, Dan Goor, Michael Gordon, Brian Kiley, Michael Koman,Demetri Martin, Brian McCann, Guy Nicolucci, Conan O'Brien, Allison Silverman, Robert Smigel, Brian Stack, Andrew Weinberg; NBC

DAYTIME SERIALS

GUIDING LIGHT, Written by David Kreizman, Tita Bell, Joyce Brotman, Christopher Dunn, Lloyd Gold, Kimberly Hamilton, Jill Lorie Hurst, Penelope Koechl, Eleanor Labine, Royal Miller, Casandra Morgan, Danielle Paige, David Smilow, Gillian Spencer, Brett Staneart, Donna Swajeski, Ellen Weston; CBS

CHILDREN'S SCRIPT

A SEPARATE PEACE, Teleplay by Wendy Kesselman, Based on the Novel by John Knowles; Showtime

DOCUMENTARY - CURRENT EVENTS

FROM CHINA WITH LOVE (Frontline), Written by Michael J. Kirk; PBS

DOCUMENTARY - OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS

THE FIGHT (American Experience), Written by Barak Goodman; PBS

NEWS - REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN OR BREAKING REPORT

THE REAGAN FUNERAL (ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings), Written by Steve Alperin; ABC

NEWS - ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY

CHANGE OF HEART (60 Minutes II), Written by Rebecca Peterson & Scott Pelley; CBS

RADIO NOMINEES

NEWS - REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN OR BREAKING REPORT

WORLD NEWS THIS WEEK, Written by Stuart H. Chamberlain, Jr.; ABC News Radio

NEWS - ANALYSIS, FEATURE OR COMMENTARY

CHRISTMAS PAST, Written by James Benes; CBS

NEWS - ON-AIR PROMOTION (RADIO OR TELEVISION)

STILL STANDING: KILL BILL, KING OF QUEENS: RUNNER, Written by Chris Cranner / CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE: DIRECT TV, Written by Chris Cranner & Jay Curtis & Mark Mallory / STILL STANDING/LISTEN UP: WHO'S ON FIRST, Written by Chris Cranner & Jay Curtis; CBS

NEWS - TV GRAPHIC ANIMATION

CBS 2 CELEBRATES SUBWAY CENTENNIAL / SPORTS BLOCK, Written by Christopher T. Ingram; CBS

Seinfeld's John O'Hurley hosted the West Coast event. Presenters scheduled to attend the event in Los Angeles included Alan Alda, Rachel Bilson, Zach Braff, Julie Delpy, David Duchovny, Craig Ferguson, Dennis Haysbert, Anne Heche, George Lopez,William H. Macy, Meg Ryan, Jeffrey Tambor, Kerry Washington, Betty White, and BeBe Winans, among others.

Charles Grodin hosted the event in New York. Presenters scheduled to attend in New York included Art Buchwald, Ritchie Coster, Alfonso Cuar´┐Żn, Bob Edwards, Terry George, Kate Mulgrew, Cynthia Nixon, Tom Pelphrey, Andy Rooney, Julie Rottenberg, Ben Shenkman, Gina Tognoni, Ellen Violett, and Elisa Zuritsky.

Honorary awards were previously announced and presented to the recipients at the Los Angeles ceremony. Special honors include: David Mamet - Screen Laurel Award; Susan Harris - Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television; and Don Payne- Paul Selvin Award.

The Writers Guild of America, East Special Awards were presented to John Sayles (Ian McLellan Hunter Award for Lifetime Achievement), John Auerbach (Richard B. Jablow Award for Distinguished Service to the WGAE), and Claire Labine (Evelyn F. Burkey Award for "bringing honor and dignity to writers everywhere").

The West Coast program was executive produced by Cort Casady and written by Dave Boone, Beth Armogida, Dennis Blair, Cort Casady, and Roy Zimmerman; talent executive was Carole Propp.

The East Coast program was produced by Sindy Gordon and written by David Steven Cohen, Craig Shemin, and Michael Quinn.

The Writers Guild of America, East and west represent writers in the motion picture, broadcast, cable, radio, and new media industries in both entertainment and news. The unions conduct numerous programs, seminars, and events throughout the world on issues of interest to, and on behalf of, writers.





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· 60 MINUTES (WED.) (CBS)
· ANGELS IN AMERICA (HBO)
· ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (NETFLIX)
· CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE (CBS)
· KING OF QUEENS, THE (CBS)
· LISTEN UP (CBS)
· MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE (FOX)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)
· SOMETHING THE LORD MADE (HBO)
· STILL STANDING (CBS)
· WEST WING, THE (NBC)





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