Everything You Need To Know About The 2018 Writers Guild Awards

A new year means a fresh start; to leave the past in the past and work towards making this year better than before. But beyond new beginnings, the new year also comes with some of the biggest nights in Hollywood. These nights normally kick off by the end of January and work their way till the end of March, respectively.
As most of you may have read, the SAG Awards and Golden Globes have recently released their 2018 nominations. And as of today, the Writers Guild jumped on the bandwagon.

Here’s everything you need to know:

The 2018 Writers Guild Awards are set to take place on February 11th where they’ll recognize outstanding achievement in television, film, news, radio/audio and creative writing. Amber Ruffin who is a writer and on-air personality for Late Night with Seth Meyers, will be the host.

Adapted Screenplay

  • Call Me by Your Name – Screenplay by James Ivory, based on the Novel by André Aciman; Sony Pictures Classics.
  • The Disaster Artist – Screenplay by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, based on the Book The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell; A24.
  • Logan, Screenplay by Scott Frank, James Mangold and Michael Green, story by James Mangold; Twentieth Century Fox Film.
  • Molly’s Game – Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, based on the Book by Molly Bloom; STX Entertainment.
  • Mudbound – Screenplay by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees; based on the Novel by Hillary Jordan; Netflix.

Original Screenplay 

  • The Big Sick – Written by Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani; Amazon Studios.
  • Get Out – Written by Jordan Peele; Universal Pictures.
  • I, Tonya – Written by Steven Rogers; Neon.
  • Lady Bird – Written by Greta Gerwig; A24.
  • The Shape of Water – Written by Guillermo Del Toro Vanessa Taylor; Story by Guillermo del Toro; Fox Searchlight.

Documentary Screenplay

  • Betting on Zero – Written by Theodore Braun; Gunpowder & Sky.
  • Jane – Written by Brett Morgen; National Geographic.
  • No Stone Unturned – Written by Alex Gibney; Abramorama.
  • Oklahoma City – Written by Barak Goodman; American Experience Films.

Drama Series

  • The Americans – Written by Peter Ackerman, Hilary Bettis, Joshua Brand, Joel Fields, Stephen Schiff, Joe Weisberg, Tracey Scott Wilson; FX.
  • Better Call Saul – Written by Ann Cherkis, Vince Gilligan, Jonathan Glatzer, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, Heather Marion, Thomas Schnauz, Gordon Smith; AMC.
  • Game of Thrones – Written by David BenioffBryan CogmanDave Hill, D.B. Weiss; HBO.
  • The Handmaid’s Tale – Written by Ilene Chaiken, Nina Fiore, Dorothy Fortenberry, Leila Gerstein, John Herrera, Lynn Maxcy, Bruce Miller, Kira Snyder, Wendy Straker Hauser, Eric Tuchman; Hulu.
  • Stranger Things – Written by Paul Dichter, Justin Doble, The Duffer Brothers, Alison Tatlock, Kate Trefry, Jessie Nickson-Lopez, Alison Tatlock; Netflix.

Comedy Series

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm – Written by Larry David, Jon Hayman, Justin Hurwitz, Jeff Schaffer; HBO.
  • GLOW – Written by Kristoffer Diaz, Liz Flahive, Tara Herrmann, Nick Jones, Jenji Kohan, Carly Mensch, Emma Rathbone, Sascha Rothchild, Rachel Shukert; Netflix.
  • Master of None – Written by Aziz Ansari, Andrew Blitz, Zoe Jarman, Cord Jefferson, Sarah Peters, Sarah Schneider, Michael Schur, Leila Strachan, Gene Stupnitsky, Lakshmi Sundaram, Lena Waithe, Jason Woliner, Alan Yang; Netflix.
  • Silicon Valley – Written by Alec Berg, Shawn Boxe, Adam Countee, Jonathan Dotan, Mike Judge, Carrie Kemper, Andrew Law, Rachele Lynn, Dan O’Keefe, Meghan Pleticha, Chris Provenzano, Clay Tarver; Graham, Wagner, Aaron Zelman; HBO.
  • Veep – Written by Gabrielle Allan, Rachel Axler, Ted Cohen, Jennifer Crittenden, Alex Gregory, Steve Hely, Peter Huyck, Erik Kenward, Billy Kimball, David Mandel, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Dan Mintz, Lew Morton, Georgia Pritchett, Will Smith; HBO.

New Series

  • American Vandal – Written by Seth Cohen, Lauren Herstik, Dan Lagana, Kevin McManus, Matthew McManus, Jessica Meyer, Dan Perrault, Amy Pocha, Mike Rosolio, Tony Yacenda; Netflix.
  • The Deuce – Written by Megan Abbott, Marc Henry Johnson, Lisa Lutz, George Pelecanos, Richard Price, Will Ralston, David Simon, Chris Yakaitis; HBO.
  • GLOW – Written by Kristoffer Diaz, Liz Flahive, Tara Herrmann, Nick Jones, Jenji Kohan, Carly Mensch, Emma Rathbone, Sascha Rothchild, Rachel Shukert; Netflix.
  • The Handmaid’s Tale – Written by Ilene Chaiken, Nina Fiore, Dorothy Fortenberry, Leila Gerstein, John Herrera, Lynn Maxcy, Bruce Miller, Kira Snyder, Wendy Straker Hauser, Eric Tuchman; Hulu.
  • Ozark – Written by Whit Anderson, Bill Dubuque, Ryan Farley, Alyson Feltes, Paul Kolsby, David Manson, Chris Mundy, Mark Williams, Ning Zhou, Martin Zimmerman; Netflix.

Long Form Original

  • American Horror Story: Cult – Written by Brad Falchuk, John J. Gray, Joshua Green, Todd Kubrak, Crystal Liu, Tim Minear, Ryan Murphy, Adam Penn, James Wong; FX.
  • Feud: Bette and Joan – Written by Jaffe Cohen, Tim Minear, Ryan Murphy, Gina Welch, Michael Zam; FX.
  • Flint – Written by Barbara Stepansky; Lifetime.
  • Godless – Written by Scott Frank; Netflix.
  • Manhunt: Unabomber – Written by Jim Clemente, Tony Gittelson, Max Hurwitz, Steven Katz, Nick Schenk, Andrew Sodroski, Nick Towne; Discovery Channel.

Long Form Adapted

  • Big Little Lies – Teleplay by David E. Kelley, Based on the Novel by Liane Moriarty; HBO.
  • Fargo – Written by Monica Beletsky, Bob DeLaurentis, Noah Hawley, Ben Nedivi, Matt Wolpert, Based on the film Fargo; FX.
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Teleplay by Peter Landesmanand Alexander Woo and George C. Wolfe, Based on the book written by Rebecca Skloot; HBO.
  • The Wizard of Lies – Teleplay by Sam LevinsonJohn Burnham Schwartz and Samuel Baum, Based on the Book Written by Diane B. Henriques and Truth and Consequences by Laurie Sandell; HBO.

Short Form New Media Adapted

  • “John Hancock” (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot) – Written by James C. Oliver & Sharla Oliverabc.go.com.


  • “Chapter 2” (The Walking Dead: Red Machete) – Written by Nick Bernardoneamc.com.


  • “Justicia” (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot) – Written by Mark Leitnerabc.go.com.


  • “Starboy” (Zac & Mia) – Teleplay by Allen Clary and Andrew Rothschild, Based on the novel Zac & Mia by A.J. Betts; go90.com.


  • “Brunchsquatch” (Bob’s Burgers) – Written by Lizzie Molyneux &Wendy Molyneux; Fox.


  • “A Father’s Watch” (The Simpsons) – Written by Simon Rich; Fox.


  • “Ruthie” (BoJack Horseman) – Written by Joanna Calo; Netflix.


  • “The Serfsons” (The Simpsons) – Written by Brian Kelley; Fox.


  • “Time’s Arrow” (BoJack Horseman) – Written by Kate Purdy; Netflix.

Episodic Drama

  • “The Book of Nora” (The Leftovers) – Teleplay by Tom Perrotta Damon Lindelof, Story by Tom Spezialy Damon Lindelof; HBO.


  • “Chicanery” (Better Call Saul) – Written by Gordon Smith; AMC.


  • “The Heart Attack is the Best Way” (Good Behavior) – Written by Chad Hodge; TNT.


  • “Homecoming” (The OA) – Written by Brit Marling & Zal Batmanglij; Netflix.


  • “Slip” (Better Call Saul) – Written by Heather Marion; AMC.


  • “The Soviet Division” (The Americans) – Written by Joe Weisberg Joel Fields; FX.

Episodic Comedy

  • “The Burglary” (Grace and Frankie) – Written by Brendan McCarthy & David Budin; Netflix.


  • “Intervention” (The Carmichael Show) – Written by Willie Hunter; NBC.


  • “Judge” (Veep) – Written by Ted Cohen; HBO.


  • “Rosario’s Quinceanera” (Will & Grace) – Written by Tracy Poust Jon Kinnally; NBC.


  • “The Verdict” (Trial & Error) – Written by Jeff Astrof; NBC.

Comedy/Variety Talk Series

  • Conan – Head Writer: Matt O’Brien, Writers: Jose Arroyo, Daniel Cronin, Andres du Bouchet, Jessie Gaskell, Michael Gordon, Brian Kiley, Laurie Kilmartin, Leah Krinsky, Stephen Kutner, Todd Levin, Levi MacDougall, Conan O’Brien, Paul Richter, Frank Smiley, Mike Sweeney; TBS.


  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee – Writers: Samantha Bee, Ashley Nicole Black, Pat Cassels, Eric Drysdale, Mathan Erhardt, Travon Free, Joe Grossman, Jo Miller, Jason Reich, Melinda Taub; TBS.


  • Jimmy Kimmel Live – Writers: Jimmy Kimmel, Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, Miles Kahn, Joelle Boucai, Gonzalo Cordova, Devin Field, Gary Greenberg, Josh Halloway, Sal Iacono, Eric Immerman, Jesse Joyce, Bess Kalb, Jeff Loveness, Molly McNearney, CeCe Pleasants, Danny Ricker, Joe Strazzullo; ABC.


  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – Writers: Tim Carvell, Josh Gondelman, Dan Gurewitch, Geoff Haggerty, Jeff Maurer, John Oliver, Scott Sherman, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Juli Weiner, Ben Silva, Seena Vali; HBO.


  • Late Night with Seth Meyers – Writers: Jermaine Affonso, Alex Baze, Bryan Donaldson, Sal Gentile, Matt Goldich, Dina Gusovsky, Jenny Hagel, Allison Hord, Mike Karnell, John Lutz, Seth Meyers, Ian Morgan, Seth Reiss, Amber Ruffin, Mike Scollins, Mike Shoemaker, Ben Warheit; NBC Universal.


  • Real Time with Bill Maher – Writers: Scott Carter, Adam Felber, Matt Gunn, Brian Jacobsmeyer, Jay Jaroch, Chris Kelly, Bill Maher, Billy Martin, Bob Oschack, Danny Vermont; HBO.


  • The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Writers: Dan Amira, David Angelo, Steve Bodow, Kashana Cauley, Devin Delliquanti, Zach DiLanzo, Hallie Haglund, David Kibuuka, Matt Koff, Adam Lowitt, Dan McCoy, Trevor Noah, Joseph Opio, Zhubin Parang, Owen Parsons, Daniel Radosh, Lauren Sarver Means, Michelle Wolf; Comedy Central.


  • The Jim Jefferies Show – Head Writer: Jason Reich, Writers: Jim Jefferies, Subhah Agarwal, Kevin Avery, Curtis Cook, Lucas Kavner, Matt Kirshen, Bryan Olsen, Laura Willcox, JJ Whitehead, Scott Y. Zabielski; Comedy Central.

Comedy/Variety Sketch Series

  • Nathan For You – Writers: Leo Allen, Nathan Fielder, Carrie Kemper, Michael Koman, Adam Locke-Norton, Eric Notarnicola; Comedy Central.


  • Portlandia – Writers: Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Karen Kilgariff, Jonathan Krisel, Graham Wagner; IFC.


  • Saturday Night Live – Head Writers: Chris Kelly, Sarah Schneider, Bryan Tucker, Writers: James Anderson, Kristen Bartlett, Jeremy Beiler, Neal Brennan, Zack Bornstein, Joanna Bradley, Megan Callahan, Michael Che, Anna Drezen, Fran Gillespie, Sudi Green, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Nick Kocher, Michael Koman, Dave McCary, Brian McElhaney, Dennis McNicholas, Drew Michael, Lorne Michaels, Josh Patten, Katie Rich, Pete Schultz, Streeter Seidell, Will Stephen, Kent Sublette, Julio Torres; NBC Universal.


  • The President Show – Writers: Emily Altman, Anthony Atamanuik, Emmy Blotnick, Neil Casey, Mike Drucker, Noah Garfinkel, John Gemberling, Peter Grosz,  Mitra Jouhari, John Knefel, Alison Leiby, Christine Nangle, John Reynolds, Jason Ross, Rae Sanni, Evan Waite; Comedy Central.


  • Weekend Update Summer Edition – Writers: Megan Callahan, Michael Che, Mikey Day, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Dennis McNicholas, Josh Patten, Katie Rich, Pete Schultz, Streeter Seidell, Kent Sublette, Brian Tucker; NBC Universal.

Comedy/Variety Specials

  • 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors – Written by Dave Boone; CBS.


  • 89th Annual Academy Awards – Written by Billy Kimball, Jon Macks;Special Material Written by Jack Allison, Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, Joelle Boucai, Gonzalo Cordova, Gary Greenberg, Josh Halloway, Sal Iacono, Eric Immerman, Bess Kalb, Jimmy Kimmel, Jeff Loveness, Molly McNearney, Danny Ricker, Joe Strazzullo; ABC.


  • AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton – Written byBob Gazzale, Jon Macks; TNT.


  • Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy, Valentine’s Day Special – Written by Scott Aukerman, Dave Ferguson, Mike Hanford, Tim Kalpakis, Joe Saunders, Akiva Schaffer; Additional Material Written by Zach Kanin, Claudia O’Doherty, Tim Robinson; Netflix.


  • Nathan For You: A Celebration – Written by Leo Allen, Nathan Fielder, Carrie Kemper, Michael Koman, Adam Locke-Norton, Eric Notarnicola; Comedy Central.

Quiz/Audience Participation

  • Hollywood Game Night – Head Writer: Grant Taylor; Writers: Michael AgbabianAlex ChauvinAnn Slichter, Dwight D. Smith; NBC.


  • Jeopardy! – Written by Matthew Caruso, John Duarte, Harry Friedman, Mark Gaberman, Deborah Griffin, Michele Loud, Robert McClenaghan, Jim Rhine, Steve D. Tamerius, Billy Wisse; ABC.

Daytime Drama

  • General Hospital – Head Writers: Shelly AltmanJean Passanante; Writers: Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Dave Rupel, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Christopher Van Etten, Christopher Whitesell; ABC.


  • Days of Our Lives – Writers: Ron Carlivati, Sheri Anderson, Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Lisa Connor, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon,  Cydney Kelley, David Kreizman, David A. Levinson, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Elizabeth Snyder, Tyler Topits; NBC.

Children’s Episodic and Specials

  • “American Girl – Ivy & Julie” (American Girl) – Written by May Chan; Amazon.


  • “American Girl – Knowledge is Power” (American Girl) – Teleplay by Alison McDonald, Story by Alison McDonald and Caron Tschampion; Amazon.


  • “Just Add 1965,” (Just Add Magic) – Written by Lauren Thompson; Amazon.


  • “Meet Julia” (Sesame Street) – Written by Christine Ferraro; HBO.


  • “The Magical Wand Chase: A Sesame Street Special” – Written by Raye Lankford, Jessica Carleton, Ken Scarborough; HBO.

Documentary Script – Current Events

  • “Confronting ISIS” (Frontline) – Written by Martin Smith; PBS


  • “Poverty, Politics and Profit” (Frontline) – Written by Rick Young; PBS.


  • “Unseen Enemy” – Written by Janet Tobias; CNN.

Documentary Script – Other than Current Events

  • “Divided States of America” Part One (Frontline) – Written by Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser; PBS.


  • “Rachel Carson” (American Experience)- Written and Directed by Michelle Ferrari; PBS.


  • “The Great War” Part II (American Experience) – Written by Stephen Ives; PBS.


  • “The Great War” Part III (American Experience) – Written by Rob Rapley; PBS.


  • “The Vietnam War,” Episode Six: “Things Fall Apart” – Written by Geoffrey C. Ward; PBS.

News Script – Regularly scheduled, Bulletin or Breaking Point

  • “Obama Wiretap Allegations” (World News Tonight with David Muir) – Mark Berman, Barbara Rick, Tom Llamas; ABC News.
  • “September 29, 2017” (World News Now) – Written by Matt Nelko, Jack Sheahan, Debbie Humes, Carla Brittain, Constance Johnson, Lloyd deVries, Craig Morancie; ABC News.
  • “White Helmets” (60 Minutes) – Written by Scott Pelley, Nicole Young, Katie Kerbstat;CBS News.

News Script – Analysis, Feature or Commentary

  • “Chief of Chobani” (60 Minutes) – Written by Steve Kroft, Oriana Zill de Granados; CBS News.
  • “Fighting Famine” (60 Minutes) – Written by Scott Pelley, Nicole Young; CBS News.

Digital News

  • “At the Capitol With Those for Whom Last Night Mattered the Most” – Written by Emma RollerSplinterNews.com.

  • “Becoming Ugly” – Written by Madeleine DaviesJezebel.com.

  • “The Super Predators” – Written by Melissa JeltsenDana LiebelsonHuffingtonpost.com.

  • “Why Did Politicon Make Me Want To Die?” – Written by Libby WatsonSplinterNews.com.

Radio/Audio Documentary

  • “2016 Year in Review” – Written by Gail Lee; CBS News Radio.


  • “Castro, Cuba & Communism” – Written by Thomas A. Sabella; CBS News Radio.


  • “CBS Radio 90th Anniversary” – Written by Dianne E. JamesGail Lee; CBS News Radio.


  • “Remembering Princess Diana 20 Years Later” – Written by Andrew Evans; ABC News Radio.

Radio/Audio News Script – Regularly Scheduled, etc.

  • “Hugh Hefner: A Social Revolutionary in Silk Pajamas” – Written byGail Lee; CBS News Radio.


  • “World News This Week November 18, 2016” – Written by Joan B. Harris; ABC News Radio.


  • “World News This Week: June 9, 2017” – Written by Tara Gimbel Tanis; ABC News Radio.

Radio/Audio News Script – Analysis, etc.

  • “Chuck Berry” – Written by Jerry Edling; CBS News Radio/KNX.


  • “Dishin’ Digital on WCBS-AM” – Written by Robert Hawley; WCBS.


  • “Holiday Stories” – Written by Gail Lee; CBS News Radio.


  • “One Nation, Overdosed: An Investigative Report” – Written by Tara Gimbel Tanis; ABC News Radio.

On-Air Promotion (Radio or Television)

  • “CBS Comedy” – Written by Dan Greenberger; CBS Television.


  • “The Good Fight” – Written by Brian Retchless; CBS On-Air Promotions

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Written by Victoria Christiano

An iced coffee enthusiast who loves to write and take photos.