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By Tim O'Brien     Feb 19, 2012 in Entertainment
It was "Midnight in Paris" and "The Descendants" who walked away with top screen awards presented tonight by the Writers Guild of America. Or should we say they wrote away with them? Too cheesy? Let's move on, shall we?
Now, because there are those rules each guild uses, certain films were not eligible this year and the reasons could fill a book, which would only make members of Congress happy, but not here.
As for TV, the drama award went to "Breaking Bad" and the comedy went to "Modern Family."
These awards are not just for the top TV and movie categories. they span the gamut which includes news daytime and children's, to name a few.
To make it interesting, too, they pick out a certain episodes in which they like and thus award, too. One must note when watching the Emmy Awards and the awards for top drama and comedy are announced, it does not include the entire season, Sure, it does represent the season for that show, but only a few are actually entered. And when they win, it is for a certain show. For example. when "Seinfeld" won the Emmy, it was for the "Master of My Domain" episode.
Here are the winners and those who wrote and were involved in the episode and/or shows. Many times they get ignored so here they are, too.
Original Screenplay: "Midnight in Paris," Woody Allen
Adapted Screenplay: "The Descendants," written by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
Documentary: "Better This World," Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega
Drama Series: "Breaking Bad," written by Sam Caitlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Thomas Schaunz and Moira Welley-Beckett
Comedy Series: "Modern Family," written by Cindy Chupack, Paul Corrigan, Abraham Higginbotham, Ben Karlin, Elaine Ko, Carol Leifer, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Dan O'Shannon, Jeffrey Richman, Brad Walsh, Ilana Wernick, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker
New Series: "Homeland," written by Henry Bromell, Alexander Cary, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Chip Johannessen, Gideon Raff, Meredith Stiehm
Drama: (tie) "Box Cutter" ("Breaking Bad"), written by Vince Gilligan, and "The Good Soldier" ("Homeland"), written by Henry Bromell
Comedy: "Caught in the Act" ("Modern Family"), written by Steven Levitan and Jeffrey Richman
Original Long Form: "Cinema Verite," written by David Seltzer
Adapted Long Form: "Too Big to Fail," written by Peter Gould
Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin or Breaking Report: "Educating Sergeant Pantzke" ("Frontline"), written by John Maggio and Martin Smith
Analysis, Feature or Commentary: "Doctor Hot Spot" ("Frontline"), written by Thomas Jennings
"Homer the Father" ("The Simpsons"), written by Joel H. Cohen
"General Hospital," written by Meg Bennett, Nathan Fissell, David Goldschmid, Robert Guza, Jr., Karen Harris, Elizabeth Korte, Mary Sue Price, Michele Val Jean, Susan Wald and Tracey Thomson
Variety Series (talk, too): "The Colbert Report," written by Michael Brumm, Stephen Colbert, Rich Dahm, Paul Dinello, Eric Drysdale, Rob Dubbin, Glenn Eichler, Dan Guterman, Peter Gwinn, Jay Katsir, Barry Julien, Frank Lesser, Opus Moreschi, Tom Purcell, Meredith Scardino, Scott Sherman and Max Werner
Variety Music, Awards, Tributes Specials: "After the Academy Awards," Jimmy Kimmel, written by Gary Greenberg, Molly McNearney, Tom Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, John N. Huss, Sal Iacono, Eric Immerman, Jimmy Kimmel, Jonathan Kimmel, Jacob Lentz, Danny Ricker and Richard G. Rosner.
Episodic and Specials: "Hero of the Shadows" ("Supah Ninjas"), written by Leo Chu and Eric S. Garcia
Current Events: "Top Secret America" ("Frontline"), written by Michael Kirk and Mike Wiser
Other Than Current Events: "Wiki Secrets" ("Frontline"), written by Marcela Gaviria and Martin Smith
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