Breaking Bad, Louie, Girls and Portlandia Win Big at 2013 Writers Guild Awards

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photoBreaking Bad and Louie took top TV honors at Sunday’s 2013 Writers Guild Awards, winning best drama and comedy series respectively.

Individual achievement kudos (awarded to a specific episode) went to Mad Men‘s Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner for Season 5′s “The Other Woman,” while Modern Family scribe Elaine Ko won for Season 3′s “Virgin Territory.”

Elsewhere, Girls was named best new series, while Portlandia scored the night’s biggest upset by winning best comedy/variety series over Saturday Night Live, The Colbert Report and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Other notable TV winners include…

Movie (original screenplay) | Hatfields & McCoys

Movie (adapted screenplay) | Game Change

Children’s Series | Sesame Street

Daytime Drama | The Young and the Restless

Comments (12)

  • Nice to see some recognition for Portlandia!

    Comment by George – February 17, 2013 08:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Homeland was robbed.

    Comment by Tran – February 17, 2013 09:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • lol no, Homeland season 2 was a big step down from 1. Not even close to being robbed. In fact, Season 4 of Breaking Bad was better than Homeland season 1 (by a smidge). It’s lucky that it’s even winning as much as it is.

      Comment by Courteous Vampire – February 17, 2013 09:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Art is subjective, and everyone will have their own personal favorites for their own reasons. Just because a person prefers something different from you is no reason to laugh at them or criticize them in a pretentious and demeaning manner.

        Comment by Britta Unfiltered – February 18, 2013 06:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I like Homeland as much as the next guy, but come on. For me, nothing holds a candle to Breaking Bad. It’s a masterpiece of storytelling, acting, cinematography, music, direction, you name it. I don’t think anyone will be ready for the last episodes this summer.

      Comment by TigerNightmare – February 18, 2013 09:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay for Vince Gilligan and his great writing team on Breaking Bad! Best show on tv.

    Comment by Pat – February 17, 2013 09:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You know, I watched this entire broadcast and it was very interesting to see how the mediums were combined versus separated during the Oscars, Emmys, etc. It was also funny at times and unfortunately boring at others. It was just like every other award show, which leads me to ask why isn’t it on TV? I could have at least paused it then.

    Comment by Leigh – February 17, 2013 09:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Obsessed with Portlandia. Glad it got some much deserved recognition.

    Comment by YowzaPowza – February 17, 2013 10:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Finally! Breaking Bad and Louie have been looked over long enough!

    Comment by Sarabi – February 18, 2013 03:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • can somebody please give megan ganz an award for community please, she has written some of the best episodes of comedy in the past year and i just dont understand why she keeps getting overlooked.

    Comment by Alan – February 18, 2013 12:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh dangit, for some reason I was thinking Breaking Bad won in the episodic category and posted that in another article. But it absolutely was Mad Men that won for The Other Woman, I remember that now. Oopsie. Good for Mad Men. But I still think New Car Smell and all the Breaking Bad episodes were better written. Not that The Other Woman wasn’t written well…ugh, just a tough, tough category there. All really good nominees. And hurray for Portlandia, Louie, and Girls, and Argo. And it was nice to see Zero Dark Thirty get some recognition even if it did beat my beloved Moonrise Kingdom.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – February 18, 2013 06:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So glad for portlandia great show!!!!!

    Comment by vane – February 19, 2013 10:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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