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Writers Guild Awards: Mad Men, Veep, Mr. Robot and GH Among Winners

The 2016 Writers Guild Awards were handed out Saturday night in Los Angeles and New York City, and the final salvo of AMC’s Mad Men claimed the top drama prize, while HBO’s Veep beat out the comedy competition.

AMC’s Better Call Saul and HBO’s Silicon Valley earned individual episode accolades. USA Network’s critical darling Mr. Robot walked away with the New Series award.

TV’s major winners are listed below.

DRAMA SERIES
The Americans 
Better Call Saul
Game of Thrones
Mad Men WINNER
Mr. Robot

COMEDY SERIES
Broad City
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep WINNER

NEW SERIES
Better Call Saul
Bloodline
The Last Man on Earth
Mr. Robot WINNER
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

LONG-FORM ORIGINAL
American Horror Story: Hotel
Flesh and Bone
Saints & Strangers WINNER
Songs of Liberty

LONG-FORM ADAPTED
Fargo WINNER
The Red Tent
Show Me a Hero

ANIMATION
“Gayle Makin’ Bob Sled” (Bob’s Burgers), by Lizzie Molyneux and Wendy Molyneux
“Halloween of Horror” (The Simpsons), by Carolyn Omine
“Hank After Dark” (BoJack Horseman), by Kelly Galuska
“Housetrap” (Bob’s Burgers), by Dan Fybel WINNER
“Sky Police” (The Simpsons), by Matt Selman
“Walking Big & Tall” (The Simpsons), by Michael Price

EPISODIC DRAMA
“Explosivos” (Narcos), by Andy Black
“International Assassin” (The Leftovers), by Damon Lindelof and Nick Cuse
“Mind’s Eye” (The Good Wife), by Robert King & Michelle King
“Mother’s Mercy” (Game of Thrones), by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
“Person to Person” (Mad Men), by Matthew Weiner
“Uno” (Better Call Saul), by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould WINNER

EPISODIC COMEDY
“Alive in Tucson” (The Last Man On Earth), by Will Forte
“Connection Lost” (Modern Family), by Megan Ganz and Steven Levitan
“Joint Session” (Veep), by Simon Blackwell and Georgia Pritchett, story by Armando Iannucci,  Simon Blackwell and Georgia Pritchett
“Racegate” (Maron), by Dave Anthony
“Rock, Paper, Scissors, Gun” (black-ish), by Peter Saji
“Sand Hill Shuffle” (Silicon Valley), by Clay Tarver WINNER

COMEDY / VARIETY (INCLUDING TALK) — SERIES
Conan
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Real Time With Bill Maher WINNER
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

COMEDY / VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
Inside Amy Schumer WINNER
Key & Peele
Saturday Night Live

COMEDY / VARIETY – MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES – SPECIALS
The 69th Annual Tony Awards
2014 Kennedy Center Honors
Amy Schumer: Live at The Apollo
Jimmy Kimmel Live: 10th Annual After The Oscars Special WINNER
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special

QUIZ AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
Hollywood Game Night WINNER
Jeopardy!

DAYTIME DRAMA
The Bold and the Beautiful
General Hospital WINNER

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8 Comments
  1. immeam says:

    Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special should have won in the tribute session

  2. ninergrl6 says:

    As a 25+ year watcher of GH, I’m disappointed with its win. The writing has been awful for at least the last 6 months, but getting an award will make TPTB think they’re on the right track. It feels like the show went back in time 10 years, and not in a sweet, nostalgic way. The mob has got to go! (But I know it never will *sigh*)

    • Jim says:

      The award was for the anniversary episode in April, 2015, which was written by the previous head writer, Ron Carlivati and his team, not the current writers.

    • Shara says:

      I completely disagree. GH is awesome!! Congratulations GH!! (Also a 25+ years viewer.)

    • Mary says:

      To each their own because I actually think it is great. Yes the mob story is there but for me it is in the background, I think they are centering more on the families which I love.

  3. JM says:

    Not even a nomination for ‘Justified’ or ‘Bates Motel’???? So disappointed.