Awards for 1987
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
WGA Award (TV)
Original Long Form
WINNERSThe Execution of Raymond Graham: Mel Frohman
Tied with Mary Gallagher and Ara Watson for Nobody's Child.Nobody's Child: Mary Gallagher, Ara Watson
Tied with 'Mel Frohman (I)' for The Execution of Raymond Graham.Unnatural Causes: John Sayles (teleplay), Martin M. Goldstein (story), Stephen Doran (story), Robert Jacobs (story)
Anthology Episode/Single Program
WINNERThe Twilight Zone: Harlan Ellison
For The Twilight Zone: Teacher's Aide/Paladin of the Lost Hour (#1.7).
WINNERRyan's Hope: Tom King, Millee Taggart, William Burritt, Mardee Kravit, Eleanor Mancusi, Maura Penders, B.K. Perlman, Dorothy Ann Purser, Erik Wiklund, Claire Labine
Adapted Long Form
WINNERSMoonlighting: Debra Frank, Carl Sautter
For Moonlighting: The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice (#2.4). Tied with St. Elsewhere: Remembrance of Things Past (#4.1).St. Elsewhere: John Masius, Bruce Paltrow, Tom Fontana
For St. Elsewhere: Remembrance of Things Past (#4.1). Tied with Moonlighting: The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice (#2.4).
NOMINEESHill Street Blues: Walon Green (teleplay/story), Jeffrey Lewis (story), David Milch (story)
For Hill Street Blues: Remembrance of Hits Past (#6.16).
NOMINEESThe Cosby Show: John Markus, Carmen Finestra, Matt Williams
For The Cosby Show: Theo's Holiday (#2.22).The Golden Girls: James Berg, Stan Zimmerman
For The Golden Girls: Blanche and the Younger Man (#1.9). AKA "Rose's Mother".
Laurel Award for Screen Writing Achievement
Laurel Award for TV Writing Achievement
Valentine Davies Award
Morgan Cox Award