Writers Guild Awards: True Detective, Louie, The Good Wife Among Winners

The 2015 Writers Guild Awards in television turned out to be Good and True.

HBO’s True Detective picked up two WGA trophies (for Best Drama Series and Best New Series), while The Good Wife landed a trophy for “Best Episodic Drama” — honoring an individual episode — for “The Last Call,” the hour written by EPs Robert and Michelle King that followed the shocking death of Josh Charles’ Will Gardner.

On the comedy side, FX’s Louie won Best Comedy Series and Best Episodic Comedy (for the widely lauded “So Did the Fat Lady” episode written by creator and series star Louis C.K.).

Other winners included:

LONG FORM – ORIGINAL
Lifetime’s Deliverance Creek

LONG FORM – ADAPTED
HBO’s Olive Kitteridge

ANIMATION
Fox’s The Simpsons (“Brick Like Me”)

COMEDY/VARIETY (INCLUDING TALK) – SERIES
HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

COMEDY / VARIETY – MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES – SPECIALS
NBC’s 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards

QUIZ AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
NBC’s Hollywood Game Night

DAYTIME DRAMA
ABC’s General Hospital

CHILDREN’S SCRIPT – EPISODIC & SPECIALS
Nickelodeon’s Haunted Hathaways (“Haunted Heartthrob”)

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – CURRENT EVENTS
PBS’ Frontline (“United States of Secrets: The Program [Part One]”)

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS
PBS’ Frontline (“League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis”)

NEWS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT
ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyer (“Nelson Mandela: A Man Who Changed the World”)

TV NEWS SCRIPT – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY
CBS’ 60 Minutes (“Nowhere to Go”)

SHORT FORM NEW MEDIA – ORIGINAL
helpingyoumaintain.com’s High Maintenance (“Episode 113: Rachel”)

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9 Comments
  1. C says:

    Yay! John Oliver! I’m so glad because he clearly has the best talk show right now.

  2. Ally Oop says:

    The only thing on the list I watched was The Golden Globes. I think I would have been a fan of The Good Wife but the first few episodes failed to keep me. It was good but at the time I had no DVR yet and it was difficult to keep up with it.

  3. Maxsmom says:

    Please list the episode of GH…thank you

  4. Kelly Deeny says:

    Congratulations to all the award recipients! There are quite on few on this list that I have yet to watch.