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

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

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  1. George says:

    Nice to see some recognition for Portlandia!

  2. Tran says:

    Homeland was robbed.

    • Courteous Vampire says:

      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.

      • Britta Unfiltered says:

        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.

    • 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.

  3. Pat says:

    Yay for Vince Gilligan and his great writing team on Breaking Bad! Best show on tv.

  4. Leigh says:

    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.

  5. YowzaPowza says:

    Obsessed with Portlandia. Glad it got some much deserved recognition.

  6. Sarabi says:

    Finally! Breaking Bad and Louie have been looked over long enough!

  7. Alan says:

    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.

  8. Britta Unfiltered says:

    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.

  9. vane says:

    So glad for portlandia great show!!!!!