Grand Budapest Hotel And Imitation Game Win 2015 Writers Guild Awards

Posted: Feb 15 2015, 1:03am CST | by , Updated: Feb 15 2015, 1:06am CST, in News | Latest Movie News

 

Grand Budapest Hotel and Imitation Game win 2015 Writers Guild Awards
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The Writers Guild of America announced the winners of the 2015 Writers Guild Awards last night.

The Academy Awards 2015 are next weekend. As a small stop on the way to the Oscars are the 2015 Writers Guild Awards, which got handed out on Feb. 14 in Los Angeles and New York. The Writers Guild Awards are for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation categories.

In the movie category original screenplay the Wes Anderson movie The Grand Budapest Hotel scored. The best adapted screenplay award went to The Imitation Game with Benedict Cumberbatch.

In interesting award winner is the Sony video game The Last of US: Left Behind written by Neil Druckmann. 

See the highlights from the WGA 2015.

The Writers Guild Awards were held simultaneously in New York and Los Angeles. The Writers Guild of America, West awards were hosted by Lisa Kudrow (Friends). Presenters who appeared at the WGAW's L.A. awards ceremony included: Golden Globe-winning actor Steve Carell (The Office), an Oscar nominee this year for Best Actor in Foxcatcher, Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated actress Patricia Arquette (Boyhood), Parks and Recreation co-star Adam Scott, Suburgatory co-star Cheryl Hines, actor Sir Patrick Stewart (X-Men: Days of Future Past), actor James Corden (Into the Woods), set to host CBS' The Late, Late Show in March, Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-stars Chelsea Peretti and Terry Crews, Playing House co-stars Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham, actress Abigail Spencer (Rectify), actor Zachary Levi (Chuck), About a Boy co-star Benjamin Stockham, and comedian Bob Saget (Full House).

The east coast ceremony was hosted by Larry Wilmore (The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore). Presenters included Golden Globe-winning comedian Sarah Silverman (We Are Miracles), Golden Globe-nominated actor Clive Owen (The Knick), SAG Award-winner Michael Kenneth Williams (Boardwalk Empire, The Wire), Emmy Award-winning actress Judith Light (Transparent, Ugly Betty), Emmy-nominated Executive Producer Frank Rich (Veep), Oscar-nominated documentarian Morgan Spurlock (CNN'S Inside Man), actor Mahershala Ali (House of Cards, Mockingjay – Part One), actor Andre Holland (The Knick, Selma), actress Julie Klausner (Mulaney, Ugly Americans), writer/producer/activist Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show) and actor/comedian Robert Klein (The Good Wife, Sharknado).

See the complete WGA Award 2015 winners below.

FILM WINNERS

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY 

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness; Fox Searchlight

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Imitation Game, Written by Graham Moore; Based on the book Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges; The Weinstein Company

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz, Written by Brian Knappenberger; FilmBuff

TELEVISION AND NEW MEDIA WINNERS

DRAMA SERIES

True Detective, Written by Nic Pizzolatto; HBO

COMEDY SERIES

Louie, Written by Pamela Adlon, Louis C.K.; FX

NEW SERIES

True Detective, Written by Nic Pizzolatto; HBO

EPISODIC DRAMA

"The Last Call" (The Good Wife), Written by Robert King & Michelle King; CBS

EPISODIC COMEDY

"So Did the Fat Lady" (Louie), Written by Louis C.K.; FX

LONG FORM – ORIGINAL

Deliverance Creek, Written by Melissa Carter; Lifetime

LONG FORM – ADAPTED

Olive Kitteridge, Teleplay by Jane Anderson, Based on the novel by Elizabeth Strout; HBO

SHORT FORM NEW MEDIA – ORIGINAL

"Episode 113: Rachel" (High Maintenance), Written by Katja Blichfeld & Ben Sinclair; helpingyoumaintain.com

ANIMATION

"Brick Like Me" (The Simpsons), Written by Brian Kelley; Fox

COMEDY / VARIETY (INCLUDING TALK) – SERIES

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Writers: Kevin Avery, Tim Carvell, Dan Gurewitch, Geoff Haggerty, Jeff Maurer, John Oliver, Scott Sherman, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Juli Weiner; HBO

COMEDY / VARIETY – MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES – SPECIALS

71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, Written by Barry Adelman; Special Material by Alex Baze, Dave Boone, Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Jon Macks, Sam Means, Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler, Mike Shoemaker; NBC

QUIZ AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

Hollywood Game Night, Head Writer: Grant Taylor; Writers: Alex Chauvin, Ann Slichter; NBC

DAYTIME DRAMA

General Hospital, Written by Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Elizabeth Page, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Chris Van Etten; ABC

CHILDREN'S SCRIPT – EPISODIC & SPECIALS

"Haunted Heartthrob" (Haunted Hathaways), Written by Bob Smiley; Nickelodeon

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – CURRENT EVENTS

"United States of Secrets: The Program (Part One)" (Frontline); PBS; Written by Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser; PBS

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS

"League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis" (Frontline), Written by Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser; PBS

NEWS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT

"Nelson Mandela: A Man Who Changed the World" (World News with Diane Sawyer), Written by Dave Bloch, Lisa Ferri, Diane Sawyer; ABC News

TV NEWS SCRIPT – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY

"Nowhere to Go" (60 Minutes), Written by Oriana Zill de Granados, Scott Pelley, Michael Rey; CBS

RADIO WINNERS

DOCUMENTARY

"Three Shots Rang Out: The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later," Written by Darren Reynolds; ABC News Radio

NEWS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT

"World News This Week," Written by Andrew Evans; ABC News Radio

NEWS – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY

"Civil Rights at 50," Written by Jane Tillman Irving; WCBS Radio

PROMOTIONAL WRITING WINNERS

ON-AIR PROMOTION (TELEVISION, NEW MEDIA OR RADIO)

"How I Met Your Mother" Written by Dan Greenberger; CBS

VIDEOGAME WINNER

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN VIDEOGAME WRITING

The Last of Us: Left Behind, Written by Neil Druckmann; Sony Computer Entertainment

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