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11 items from 2012


Daria's Descendants: 5 Characters Who Owe Their Existence to MTV's Sardonic Animated Heroine

31 December 2012 11:52 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If only Daria Morgendorffer could see the world she wrought. It's been a decade since the Glenn Eichler and Susie Lewis Lynn animated series went off the air, but the impact of its eponymous heroine and her deadpan journey through life in the suburbs is still felt. Some of the sharpest female protagonists on television right now can trace their identity, at least partially, to the central figure of MTV’s teen comedy "Daria," which ran for five season and two TV movies, the second of which, "Is It College Yet?," found Daria bidding farewell to the high school life she found so trying. While her contemporary, Tony Soprano, spawned a legion of tortured male antiheroes, Daria pulled off a feat less discussed but all the more difficult -- she made the world a little safer for brainy, independent, socially maladroit young women everywhere. Here’s a look at a few current TV characters who, »

- Andrew Daglas

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Daria's Descendants: 5 Characters Who Owe Their Existence to MTV's Sardonic Animated Heroine

31 December 2012 11:52 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If only Daria Morgendorffer could see the world she wrought. It's been a decade since the Glenn Eichler and Susie Lewis Lynn animated series went off the air, but the impact of its eponymous heroine and her deadpan journey through life in the suburbs is still felt. Some of the sharpest female protagonists on television right now can trace their identity, at least partially, to the central figure of MTV’s teen comedy "Daria," which ran for five season and two TV movies, the second of which, "Is It College Yet?," found Daria bidding farewell to the high school life she found so trying. While her contemporary, Tony Soprano, spawned a legion of tortured male antiheroes, Daria pulled off a feat less discussed but all the more difficult -- she made the world a little safer for brainy, independent, socially maladroit young women everywhere. Here’s a look at a few current TV characters who, »

- Andrew Daglas

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'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' dominate WGA Award nominees

6 December 2012 11:32 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

What do Walter White and Phil Dunphy have in common? They’re both at the center of the TV shows most honored by the Writers Guild of America today. The group just announced the nominees for its annual awards, which will be handed out Feb. 17 at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York. Breaking Bad garnered five nods; Modern Family drew four. Here’s a list of all the primetime and late night series in contention for the event’s biggest prizes:

Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire, Written by Dave Flebotte, Diane Frolov, Chris Haddock, Rolin Jones, Howard Korder, Steve Kornacki, »

- Hillary Busis

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Midnight In Paris and The Descendants Win Writers Guild Awards

20 February 2012 8:50 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Woody Allen was the star winner of Sunday night’s Writers Guild Awards, picking up the original screenplay prize for his melancholic comedy Midnight In Paris, while adapted screenplay went to Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, for their well-written revision of the Kaui Hart Hemmings book The Descendants.

The award for documentary screenplay went to Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega for their dramatic portrayal of idealism and crime in Better This World.

In television it was a night of duo awards, as Modern Family picked up the awards for best comedy and best comedy episode, Homeland for new series and a tie for episodic drama and Breaking Bad, sharing in the tie for episodic drama and winning drama series.

Handed out simultaneously in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Palladium and in New York at the B.B. King Blues Club, the Writers Guild awards also included TV and new media writing. »

- Tina Baraga

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2012 Writers Guild Awards Winners

20 February 2012 8:33 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Writers Guild of America, West (Wgaw) and the Writers Guild of America, East (Wgae) tonight announced the winners of the 2012 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for screen, television, radio, news, promotional, videogame, and new media writing at simultaneous ceremonies at Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City.

Screenplay Nominees

Original Screenplay:

Midnight in Paris, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

50/50, Written by Will Reiser; Summit Entertainment

Bridesmaids, Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig; Universal Studios

Win Win, Screenplay by Tom McCarthy; Story by Tom McCarthy & Joe Tiboni; Fox Searchlight

Young Adult, Written by Diablo Cody; Paramount Pictures

Adapted Screenplay:

The Descendants, Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash; Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings; Fox Searchlight

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Screenplay by Steven Zaillian; Based on the novel by Stieg Larsson, »

- MovieWeb

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'The Descendants' and Woody Allen's 'Midnight in Paris' Take WGA Awards

20 February 2012 7:30 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Well you don't have to tell me twice, after Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash were awarded the USC Libraries Scripter Award on Saturday I got a feeling the Writers Guild would be going the same way, and just that has happened. Last night the WGA awarded The Descendants for Best Adapted Screenplay while also awarding Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris for Best Original Screenplay. As a result I have had to change my Oscar predictions in the Best Adapted Screenplay category as it would appear all heat was on the adaptation of Kaui Hart Hemmings's novel and not on Aaron Sorkin and Steve Zaillian's script for Moneyball. You can see those updated predictions right here. In the Original category I have had Allen's script at the top since the beginning and I see no reason to change that now. Granted, The Artist is expected to »

- Brad Brevet

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Writers Guild Awards 2012: Winners: The Descendants, Breaking Bad

20 February 2012 6:54 AM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

The DescendantsBreaking Bad, and the other winners for the 2012 Writers Guild Awards have been announced. The 64th Annual Writers Guild Awards is “a generic term referring to the joint efforts of two different Us labor unions: The Writers Guild of America, East (Wgae), representing TV and film writers East of the Mississippi. The Writers Guild of America, West (Wgaw), representing TV and film writers in Hollywood and southern California.”

The full listing of the 2012 Writers Guild Awards winners is below.

Screen Winners

Original Screenplay: Midnight in Paris, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

Adapted Screenplay:The Descendants, Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash; Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings; Fox Searchlight

Documentary Screenplay: Better This World, Written by Katie Galloway & Kelly Duane de la Vega; Loteria Films

Television Winners

Drama Series: Breaking Bad, Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, »

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Writers Guild Hails "The Descendants," "Midnight in Paris!" Check Out Complete WGA Awards Winners List!

19 February 2012 8:03 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) has announced the winners of the WGA Awards for outstanding achievement in writing. In the Screenplay category, "Midnight in Paris," written by Woody Allen, took home the Original Screenplay award while "The Descendants," written by Alexander Payne, and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemming, received the Best Adapted Screenplay award.

Winners of the WGA awards were announced Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Zooey Deschanel and Joel McHale served as hosts of the ceremony.

Here is the full list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 2012 WGA Awards (to see winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, visit our Awards Avenue coverage right here)

Screenplay Nominees

Original Screenplay

50/50, Written by Will Reiser; Summit Entertainment

Bridesmaids, Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig; Universal Studios

*** (Winner) Midnight in Paris, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

Win Win, »

- Manny

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Writers Guild honors 'Midnight in Paris' and 'The Descendants'

19 February 2012 7:52 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Midnight in Paris and The Descendants, along with Showtime’s Homeland and ABC’s Modern Family, were among the big winners at the annual Writers Guild Awards, held Sunday at ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City. The WGA honors achievement in writing for screen, television, radio, and news, among for other forms.

The night’s big winners were:

Original Screenplay Midnight in Paris, written by Woody Allen

Adapted Screenplay The Descendants, screenplay by by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash; Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Documentary Screenplay Better This World, written by Katie Galloway »

- Lynette Rice

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Writers Guild Awards 2012: Nominations: Midnight In Paris, Young Adult

5 January 2012 6:16 PM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Midnight in Paris, Young Adult, and the other nominations for the 2012 Writers Guild Awards have been announced. The 64th Annual Writers Guild Awards is “a generic term referring to the joint efforts of two different Us labor unions: The Writers Guild of America, East (Wgae), representing TV and film writers East of the Mississippi. The Writers Guild of America, West (Wgaw), representing TV and film writers in Hollywood and southern California.” The 2012 Writers Guild Awards will be held on February 19, 2012.

The full listing of the 2012 Writers Guild Awards nominations is below.

Screenplay Nominees

Original Screenplay

50/50, Written by Will Reiser; Summit Entertainment

Bridesmaids, Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig; Universal Pictures

Midnight in Paris, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

Win Win, Screenplay by Tom McCarthy; Story by Tom McCarthy & Joe Tiboni; Fox Searchlight

Young Adult, Written by Diablo Cody; Paramount Pictures

Adapted Screenplay

The Descendants, Screenplay by Alexander Payne »

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2012 Writers Guild Awards Nominations

5 January 2012 2:04 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Writers Guild of America, West (Wgaw) and the Writers Guild of America, East (Wgae) announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen in both film and television for 2011. Winners will be honored at the 2012 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 19, 2012, during simultaneous ceremonies in Hollywood and New York.

Categories for film include Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Documentary Screenplay. The TV nominations are a little more extensive, offering awards for Best Drama Series, Best Comedy Series, Best New Series, Best Episodic Drama, Best Animated Series, Best Comedy/Variety Series, and Best Daytime Drama.

To find out what got nominated, check out our full list of nominees below.

Screenplay Nominees

Original Screenplay:

50/50, Written by Will Reiser; Summit Entertainment

Bridesmaids, Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig; Universal Studios

Midnight in Paris, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

Win Win, Screenplay by Tom McCarthy; Story by »

- MovieWeb

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