Awards for 1980
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen
Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen
Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium
Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium
WGA Award (TV)
Multi-Part Long Form Series and/or Any Production of More Than Two Parts
WINNERGuiding Light: Jean Rouverol, Phyllis White, Bridget Dobson, Robert Soderberg, Robert White, Patti Dizenzo, Jerome Dobson, Charles Dizenzo
NOMINEESEischied: Mark Rodgers
For Eischied: Only the Pretty Girls Die: Part 1 (#1.1) & Eischied: Only the Pretty Girls Die: Part 2 (#1.2). AKA "The Demon" - Parts I & II.The Rockford Files: David Chase
For The Rockford Files: Love Is the Word (#6.6). AKA "Some Things You Can Tell Yourself".
WINNERSM*A*S*H: Thad Mumford, Dan Wilcox
For M*A*S*H: Are You Now, Margaret? (#8.2). Tied with Taxi: The Reluctant Fighter (#2.15).Taxi: Ken Estin
For Taxi: The Reluctant Fighter (#2.15). Tied with M*A*S*H: Are You Now, Margaret? (#8.2).
NOMINEESBarney Miller: Reinhold Weege (teleplay/story), Judith Anne Nielsen (story), Richard Beban (story) (as Richard William Beban)
For Barney Miller: The Indian (#5.13).M*A*S*H: Ken Levine, David Isaacs
For M*A*S*H: Good-Bye Radar: Part 1 (#8.4) & M*A*S*H: Good-Bye Radar: Part 2 (#8.5).Mork & Mindy: Bruce Kalish, Philip John Taylor (as Philip Taylor)
For Mork & Mindy: Dr. Morkenstein (#2.5).
Laurel Award for TV Writing Achievement
Valentine Davies Award
Morgan Cox Award