Writers Guild Awards: Breaking Bad, Homeland and Modern Family Win Big

AMC’s Breaking Bad, Showtime’s Homeland and ABC’s Modern Family each came away with two wins at this year’s Writers Guild Awards, which were handed out on Sunday night.

Breaking Bad won for Best Drama Series — besting Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife and Homeland — as well as for the individual drama episode, “Box Cutter” (aka the season opener).

Homeland was honored in the New Series categories — winning over Game of Thrones, The Killing, Episodes and New Girl — and tied Breaking Bad in the episodic contest (with “The Good Soldier,” in which Brody beats the polygraph after hooking up with Carrie).

Modern Family won for Best Comedy (beating 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Louie and Parks and Recreation), and in the episodic comedy race (with the installment in which Phil and Claire are “Caught in the Act” by their kids).

Other TV winners include HBO’s Cinema Verite and Too Big To Fail (in the longform original and adapted categories), The Simpsons, The Colbert Report and General Hospital (over All My Children and The Young and the Restless)