Writers Guild of America Awards 2016

The 69th Writers Guild of America Awards honor the best in film, television, radio and video-game writing of 2016. Winners were announced on February 19, 2017 at Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California.[1] The nominations for Television, New Media, Radio, News and Promotional Writing were announced on December 5, 2016,[2] while, the Theatrical and Documentary Screenplay nominees were announced on January 4, 2017,[3] and the Videogame Writing nominees was announced on January 12, 2017.[4]

69th WGA Awards
DateFebruary 19, 2017
Organized byWriters Guild of America, East and the Writers Guild of America, West

The show was hosted by Patton Oswalt.[5]



Best Original Screenplay
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Documentary Screenplay


Drama Series
Comedy Series
New Series
Long Form – Original
Long Form – Adapted
Short Form New Media – Original
  • "The Party" – The Commute (youtube.com) – Linsey Stewart & Dane Clark
    • "Episode 101" – Now We're Talking (go90.com) – Tug Coker & Tommy Dewey
    • "Escape the Room" – Life Ends at 30 (vimeo.com) – Michael Field
    • "Itsy Bitsy Spider" Episode 1  – Thug Passion (vimeo.com) – Motrya Tomycz
Short Form New Media – Adapted
Episodic Drama
Episodic Comedy
Comedy/Variety – Talk Series
Comedy/Variety – Sketch Series
Comedy/Variety (Music, Awards, Tributes) – Specials
Quiz and Audience Participation
  • Hollywood Game Night (NBC) – Head Writer: Grant Taylor; Writers: Michael Agbabian, Alex Chauvin, Ann Slichter and Dwight D. Smith
    • Jeopardy! (ABC) – John Duarte, Harry Friedman, Mark Gaberman, Deborah Griffin, Michele Loud, Robert McClenaghan, Jim Rhine, Steve D. Tamerius, Billy Wisse
Daytime Drama
  • General Hospital (ABC) – Shelly Altman, Anna Theresa Cascio, Andrea Archer Compton, Suzanne Flynn, Janet Iacobuzio, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O'Connor, Jean Passanante, Dave Rupel, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Chris Van Etten, Christopher Whitesell
Children's Script – Episodic and Specials
Children's Long Form


Documentary Script – Current Events
Documentary Script – Other than Current Events


TV News Script – Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin, or Breaking Report
TV News Script – Analysis, Feature, or Commentary


Radio Documentary
Radio News Script – Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin, or Breaking Report
  • "World News This Week, August 26, 2016" (ABC News Radio) – Tara Gimbel Tanis
Radio News Script – Analysis, Feature, or Commentary
  • "Morley Safer: A Journalist’s Life" (CBS Radio News) – Gail Lee
    • "Dishin Digital on WCBS-AM" (WCBS-AM Radio) – Robert Hawley
    • "Vin Scully" (KNX) – Jerry Edling
    • "Vin Scully Hangs Up The Mic" (ABC News Radio) – Andrew Evans

Promotional WritingEdit

On-Air Promotion – Television, New Media, or Radio
  • "CBS On-Air Reel" (CBS On-Air Promotion) – Molly J. Neylan
    • "Big Brother Over The Top Launch & NCIS: Special Agent Tony Dinozzo’s Top Moments" (CBS) – Erial Tompkins
    • "The Dollmaker, Halloween" (NBC) – Jennifer H. Kaas
    • “Limitless Promos 15/16” (CBS On-Air Promotion) – Jessica Katzenstein
    • "Mom" (CBS) – Dan Greenberger
Television Graphic Art and Animation
  • "The Real History of Cinco de Mayo" (Gawker Media Group) (youtube.com) – Elisa Solinas

Videogaming WritingEdit

Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing


  1. ^ "2016-2017 Awards Timeline". Writers Guild of America. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  2. ^ Petski, Denise. "WGA TV Nominations: 'The Americans', 'Stranger Things', 'Westworld', 'This Is Us' Among Nominees". Deadline. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  3. ^ McNary, Dave. "'Deadpool,' 'Moonlight,' 'La La Land' Take Writers Guild Nominations". Variety. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  4. ^ "2017 Writers Guild Awards: Videogame Writing Nominations Announced". WGA.org. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  5. ^ "Patton Oswalt to Host 2017 Writers Guild Awards L.A. Ceremony". WGA. November 16, 2016. Retrieved December 7, 2016.

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