Writers_Guild_of_America_Awards_2007

Writers Guild of America Awards 2007

60th WGA Awards
Presented by the Writers Guild of America, East and the Writers Guild of America, west


Best Adapted Screenplay:
No Country For Old Men
Best Original Screenplay:
Juno
The 60th Writers Guild of America Awards honored the best film, television, and videogame writers of 2007. Winners were announced on February 9, 2008.

Winners & Nominees

Film

Best Adapted Screenplay

No Country for Old Men - Ethan and Joel Coen (screenplay); Cormac McCarthy (author)

Best Original Screenplay

Juno - Diablo Cody

Best Documentary Feature Screenplay

Taxi to the Dark Side - Alex Gibney

Television

Dramatic Series

Title Writers Network
Dexter Scott Buck, Daniel Cerone, Drew Greenberg, Lauren Gussis, Kevin Maynard, Clyde Phillips, Melissa Rosenberg, and Timothy Schlattman Showtime
Friday Night Lights Bridget Carpenter, Kerry Ehrin, Carter Harris, Elizabeth Heldens, David Hudgens, Jason Katims, Patrick Massett, Andy Miller, Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, and John Zinman NBC
Mad Men Lisa Albert, Bridget Bedard, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Tim Palmer, Chris Provenzano, Robin Veith, and Matthew Weiner AMC
The Sopranos David Chase, Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider, Matthew Weiner, and Terence Winter HBO
The Wire Ed Burns, Chris Collins, Dennis Lehane, David Mills, Eric Overmyer, George Pelecanos, Richard Price, David Simon, and William F. Zorzi HBO

Comedy Series

Title Writers Network
30 Rock Brett Baer, Jack Burditt, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Dave Finkel, Daisy Gardner, Donald Glover, Matt Hubbard, Jon Pollack, John Riggi, Tami Sagher, and Ron Weiner NBC
Curb Your Enthusiasm Larry David HBO
Entourage Mark Abrams, Lisa Alden, Michael Benson, Brian Burns, Doug Ellin, Alex Gansa, Tim Griffin, Dusty Kay, Stephen Levinson, Ally Musika, Wes Nickerson, and Rob Weiss HBO
Flight of the Conchords Damon Beesley, James Bobin, Jemaine Clement, Eric Kaplan, Bret McKenzie, Iain Morris, Duncan Sarkies, Pauls Simms, and Taika Waititi HBO
The Office Steve Carell, Jennifer Celotta, Greg Daniels, Lee Eisenberg, Anthony Farrell, Brent Forrester, Ricky Gervais, Mindy Kaling, Ryan Koh, Lester Lewis, Paul Lieberstein, Stephen Merchant, B.J. Novak, Michael Schur, Justin Spitzer, Gene Stupnitsky, Caroline Williams, and Larry Wilmore NBC

New Series

Title Writers Network
Damages Jeremy Doner, Mark Fish, Davey Holmes, Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler, Willie Reale, Adam Stein, Aaron Zelman, Daniel Zelman FX
Flight of the Conchords Damon Beesley, James Bobin, Jemaine Clement, Eric Kaplan, Bret McKenzie, Iain Morris, Duncan Sarkies, Pauls Simms, and Taika Waititi HBO
Mad Men Lisa Albert, Bridget Bedard, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Tim Palmer, Chris Provenzano, Robin Veith, and Matthew Weiner AMC
Pushing Daisies Chad Gomez Creasey, Dara Resnik Creasey, Bryan Fuller, Abby Gewanter, Jim Danger Gray, Lisa Joy, Kath Lingenfelter, Rina Mimoun, Jack Monaco, Scott Nimerfro, and Peter Ocko ABC
The Sarah Silverman Program Dan Fybel, Rich Rinaldi, Rob Schrab, Jon Schroeder, Sarah Silverman, Dan Sterling, and Harris Wittels Comedy Central

Episodic Drama

Title Series Writers Network
"The Dark Defender" Dexter Tim Schlattmann Showtime
"Final Grades" The Wire Teleplay by David Simon; Story by David Simon & Ed Burns HBO
"Flashes Before Your Eyes" Lost Damon Lindelof & Drew Goddard ABC
"The Hobo Code" Mad Men Chris Provenzano AMC
"The Round File" The Closer Michael Alaimo TNT
"The Second Coming" The Sopranos Terence Winter HBO

Episodic Comedy

Title Series Writers Network
"The Job" The Office Paul Lieberstein & Michael Schur NBC
"Local Ad" The Office B.J. Novak NBC
"Hard Ball" 30 Rock Matt Hubbard NBC
"Pie-Lette" Pushing Daisies Bryan Fuller ABC
"Phyllis's Wedding" The Office Caroline Williams NBC
"Sally Returns" Flight of the Conchords James Bobin & Jemaine Clement & Bret McKenzie HBO

Long Form - Original

Title Writers Network
Pandemic Bryce Zabel & Jackie Zabel Hallmark Channel
The Lost Room "Night One" Teleplay by Laura Harkcom & Christopher Leone; Story by Christopher Leone & Paul Workman. "Night Two" and "Night Three" written by Laura Harkcom & Christopher Leone Sci-Fi Channel

Long Form - Adaptation

Title Writers Network
The Company: A Story of the CIA Teleplay by Ken Nolan, based on the novel by Robert Littell TNT
Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee Teleplay by Daniel Giat, based on the book by Dee Alexander Brown HBO
The Starter Wife Teleplay by Sara Parriott & Josann McGibbon, based on the book by Gigi Levangie Grazer USA

Animation

Title Series Writers Network
"The Haw-Hawed Couple" The Simpsons Matt Selman FOX
"The Homer of Seville" The Simpsons Carolyn Omine FOX
"Kill Gil: Vols. 1 & 2" The Simpsons Jeff Westbrook FOX
"Stop, or My Dog Will Shoot!" The Simpsons John Frink FOX
"The Passion of Dauterive" King of the Hill Tony Gama-Lobo & Rebecca May FOX
"Lucky's Wedding Suit" King of the Hill Jim Dauterive FOX

Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) Series

Title Writers Network
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Head Writer Steve Bodow, Written by Rachel Axler, Kevin Bleyer, Rich Blomquist, Tim Carvell, J.R. Havlan, Scott Jacobson, D.J. Javerbaum, Rob Kutner, Josh Lieb, Sam Means, Jason Reich, Jason Ross and Jon Stewart Comedy Central
The Colbert Report Written by Bryan Adams, Michael Brumm, Stephen Colbert, Rich Dahm, Eric Drysdale, Rob Dubbin, Glenn Eichler, Peter Grosz, Peter Gwinn, Barry Julien, Jay Katsir, Laura Krafft, Frank Lesser, Tom Purcell, and Allison Silverman Comedy Central
Late Night With Conan O'Brien Writers Mike Sweeney, Chris Albers, Jose Arroyo, Dan Cronin, Kevin Dorff, Daniel J. Goor, Michael Gordon, Tim Harrod, Berkley Johnson, Brian Kiley, Michael Koman, Brian McCann, Guy Nicolucci, Conan O'Brien, Robert Smigel, Brian Stack, and Andrew Weinberg NBC
Penn & Teller: Bullshit Written by Penn Jillette, Teller, David Weiss, Jon Hotchkiss, Michael Goudeau, Star Price, Sheryl Zohn, Cliff Schoenberg Showtime
Real Time With Bill Maher Written by Scott Carter, David Feldman, Lance Crouther, Adam Felber, Matt Gunn, Brian Jacobsmeyer, Jay Jaroch, Chris Kelly, Bill Maher, Billy Martin, Jonathan Schmock, Danny Vermont HBO
Saturday Night Live Head Writers Seth Meyers, Paula Pell, Andrew Steele, Writers Doug Abeles, James Anderson, Alex Baze, James Downey, Charlie Grandy, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, John Lutz, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, Matt Murray, Paula Pell, Marika Sawyer, Akiva Schaffer, Robert Smigel, John Solomon, Emily Spivey, Andrew Steele, Jorma Taccone, Bryan Tucker, Additional Sketch By Jim Cashman NBC

Daytime Serials

Title Writers Network
All My Children James Harmon Brown, Barbara Esensten, Megan McTavish, Addie Walsh, Chip Hayes, Stephen Demorest, Michelle Patrick, Amanda L. Beall, Jeff Beldner, Karen Lewis, Rebecca Taylor, Marla Kanelos, Courtney Bugler, Joanna Cohen, Kate Hall ABC (ABC Daytime)
As The World Turns Jean Passanante, Leah Laiman, Christopher Whitesell, Courtney Simon, Anna Cascio, Lisa Connor, David A. Levinson, Gary Sunshine, Bettina F. Bradbury, Richard Culliton, Susan Dansby, Judith Donato, Mimi Leahey, Elizabeth Page Judy Tate CBS (CBS Daytime)
General Hospital Robert Guza, Jr., Elizabeth Korte, Michael Conforti, Garin Wolf, David Goldschmid, Michele Val Jean, Mary Sue Price, Karen Harris, Susan Wald, Tracey Thompson ABC
The Young & The Restless Lynn Marie Latham, Scott Hamner, Jeff Gottesfeld, Cherie Bennett, Bernard Lechowick, James Stanley, Natalie Minardi Slater, Lynsey DuFour, Marina Alburger, Sara A. Bibel, Paula Cwikly, Janice Ferri Esser, Eric Freiwald, Linda Schreiber, Joshua S. McCaffrey, Sandra Weintraub CBS

Children's

Episodic & specials
Title Series Writers Network
"Look Whose Not Talking" Flight 29 Down D. J. MacHale Discovery Kids
"Nat is a Stand Up Guy" The Naked Brothers Band Polly Draper Nickelodeon
Script - long form or special
Title Writers Network
The Haunting Hour Volume One: Don't Think About It Billy Brown, and Dan Angel Cartoon Network
Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board Teleplay by Ann Austen & Douglas Sloan and Max Enscoe & Annie DeYoung, story by Ann Austen & Douglas Sloan Disney Channel

Documentary

Current events
Title Series Writers Network
"The Enemy Within" Frontline Lowell Bergman & Oriana Zill De Granados PBS
"News War Part 1: Secrets Sources and Spin" Frontline Written by Raney Aronson-Rath and Lowell Bergman & Seth Bomse PBS
"News War Part 3: What's Happening to the News?" Frontline Stephen Talbot & Lowell Bergman PBS
"Return of the Taliban" Frontline Martin Smith PBS
"Security vs. Liberty: The Other War" America at a Crossroads Edward Gray PBS
"Spying on the Home Front" Frontline Hendrick Smith & Rick Young PBS
Other than current events
Title Series Writers Network
"Alexander Hamilton" American Experience Ronald Blumer PBS
"Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life" Independent Lens Robert Levi and Robert Seidman PBS
"Forgotten Genius" Nova Stephen Lyons & Llewellyn M. Smith PBS
"Episode Four: Pride of Our Nation" The War Geoffrey C. Ward PBS

News

Regularly scheduled, bulletin or breaking report
Title Series Writers Network
"Amish School Shooting" World News with Charles Gibson Josh Landis, Joel Siegel, Julia Kathan, and Charles Gibson ABC
"The Battle for Iraq: Four Years After the Invasion" Up to the Minute J. Craig Wilson CBS
Analysis, feature, or commentary
Title Series Writers Network
"The 7 New Wonders of the World: The Internet" Good Morning America Laura Zaccaro ABC
"To Bee or Not To Bee" Good Morning America Mary Pflum ABC

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