‘Milk,’ ‘Slumdog’ nab top WGA honors

‘Milk’ wins Original Screenplay award; ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ takes Adapted award.

Last Updated: February 8, 2009 @ 4:31 PM
The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) tonight announced the winners of the 2009 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for screen, television, radio, news, promotional, and videogame writing at simultaneous ceremonies at the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City and the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
 
SCREEN WINNERS
 
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
 
Milk, Written by Dustin Lance Black, Focus Features
 
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
 
Slumdog Millionaire, Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy, Based on the Novel Q and A by Vikas Swarup, Fox Searchlight Pictures
 
DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY
 
Waltz with Bashir, Written by Ari Folman, Sony Pictures Classics
 
TELEVISION WINNERS
 
DRAMATIC SERIES
 
Mad Men, Written by Lisa Albert, Jane Anderson, Rick Cleveland, Kater Gordon, David Isaacs, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Marti Noxon, Robin Veith, Matthew Weiner; AMC
 
COMEDY SERIES
 
30 Rock, Written by Jack Burditt, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Donald Glover, Andrew Guest, Matt Hubbard, Jon Pollack, John Riggi, Tami Sagher, Ron Weiner; NBC
 
NEW SERIES In Treatment, Written by Rodrigo Garcia, Bryan Goluboff, Davey Holmes, William Merritt Johnson, Amy Lippman, Sarah Treem; HBO
 
EPISODIC DRAMA – any length – one airing time
 
“Pilot” (Breaking Bad), Written by Vince Gilligan; AMC
 
EPISODIC COMEDY – any length – one airing time
 
“Succession” (30 Rock), Written by Andrew Guest & John Riggi; NBC
 
LONG FORM – ORIGINAL – over one hour – one or two parts, one or two airing times
 
Recount, Written by Danny Strong; HBO
 
LONG FORM – ADAPTATION – over one hour – one or two parts, one or two airing times
 
John Adams, “Episode 1, Join or Die,” Teleplay by Kirk Ellis, Based on the book by David McCullough; “Episode 2, Independence,” Teleplay by Kirk Ellis, Based on the book by David McCullough; HBO
 
ANIMATION – any length – one airing time
 
“Apocalypse Cow” (The Simpsons), Written by Jeff Westbrook; Fox
 
COMEDY/VARIETY – (INCLUDING TALK) SERIES
 
Saturday Night Live, Head Writers Seth Meyers, Andrew Steele, Paula Pell, Writers Doug Abeles, James Anderson, Alex Baze, Jessica Conrad, James Downey, Charlie Grandy, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, John Lutz, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Paula Pell, Simon Rich, Marika Sawyer, Akiva Schaffer, Robert Smigel, John Solomon, Emily Spivey, Andrew Steele, Kent Sublette, Jorma Taccone, Bryan Tucker, Additional Sketches by Robert Carlock; NBC
 
COMEDY/VARIETY – MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES – SPECIALS
 
2008 Film Independent Spirit Awards, Written by Billy Kimball, Aaron Lee, Jennifer Celotta, Rainn Wilson; IFC/AMC
 
DAYTIME SERIALS
 
As the World Turns, Written by Jean Passanante, Leah Laiman, Courtney Simon, Lisa Connor, David A. Levinson, Peter Brash, Richard Culliton, Susan Dansby, Cheryl Davis, Leslie Nipkow; CBS
 
CHILDREN’S EPISODIC & SPECIALS
 
“Elmo’s Christmas Countdown” (Sesame Workshop), Written by Joey Mazzarino; ABC
 
CHILDREN’S SCRIPT – LONG FORM OR SPECIAL
 
“Polar Bears” (The Naked Brothers Band), Written by Polly Draper; Nickelodeon
 
DOCUMENTARY – CURRENT EVENTS
 
“Bush’s War: Part One” (Frontline), Written by Michael Kirk; PBS
 
DOCUMENTARY – OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS
 
“Secrets of the Parthenon” (NOVA), Written by Gary Glassman; PBS
 
NEWS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT
 
ABC Weekend News, Written by Joel Siegel, Karen Mooney, David Muir; ABC
 
NEWS – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY
 
“Yankee Stadium and the New Gilded Age” (Bill Moyers Journal), Writers Bill Moyers & Michael Winship; PBS
 
RADIO WINNERS
 
DOCUMENTARY
 
Black History Month, Written by Anthony J. McHugh; CBS
 
NEWS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED OR BREAKING
 
World News This Week, Written by Marianne J. Pryor; ABC
 
NEWS – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY
 
Tributes, Written by Gail Lee; CBS
 
PROMOTIONAL WRITING AND GRAPHIC ART WINNERS
 
ONAIR
 
PROMOTION (RADIO OR TELEVISION)
 
Jericho: TwoMinute Drills, Written by Eric Jacobson; CBS
 
TELEVISION GRAPHIC ANIMATION
 
“Medical Animations” (CBS Evening News), David Rosen; CBS
 
VIDEOGAME WINNERS
 
VIDEOGAME WRITING
 
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Writers Haden Blackman, Shawn Pitman, John Stafford and Cameron Suey, LucasArts