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Hollywood’s New Leaders: The Creatives

Hollywood’s New Leaders: The Creatives
Variety‘s Hollywood’s New Leaders profiles those to look out for in the worlds of film, TV, digital and more. For more of the New Leaders, click here.

John Boyega, 23

Actor

Boyega, who started out in the U.K. with a background in theater rather than film, is about to become a household name on movie marquees, thanks to his starring role in the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The pic will no doubt open many doors for him, and he’s thrilled with the turn of events. “I’ve had this dream for a long time and it feels great to be able to accomplish it and make it a reality,” he says.

Dan Fogelman, 39

ScreeNwriter, producer, director

Known for his writing and producing successes — “Cars,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love” and “Tangled” — Fogelman made his directorial debut this year with “Danny Collins,” a comedy-drama he wrote. Fogelman
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Hollywood’s New Leaders: The Creatives

Hollywood’s New Leaders: The Creatives
Variety‘s Hollywood’s New Leaders profiles those to look out for in the worlds of film, TV, digital and more. For more of the New Leaders, click here.

John Boyega, 23

Actor

Boyega, who started out in the U.K. with a background in theater rather than film, is about to become a household name on movie marquees, thanks to his starring role in the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The pic will no doubt open many doors for him, and he’s thrilled with the turn of events. “I’ve had this dream for a long time and it feels great to be able to accomplish it and make it a reality,” he says.

Dan Fogelman, 39

ScreeNwriter, producer, director

Known for his writing and producing successes — “Cars,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love” and “Tangled” — Fogelman made his directorial debut this year with “Danny Collins,” a comedy-drama he wrote. Fogelman
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‘American Monster’ Co-Creator Rich Blomquist Inks Overall Deal At 20th TV

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Rich Blomquist, who with wife Kristen Schaal, Phil Lord & Chris Miller created the ABC pilot American Monster, has closed a two-year overall deal with the show’s producer 20th Century Fox Television. Under the pact, the longtime writer on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show With Jon Stewart will develop new projects for the studio. “Rich is one of those rare voices — hilarious, irreverent, completely unique and fiercely intelligent,” said 20th Century Fox TV president of creative affairs Jonny Davis. “We loved him from The Daily Show and knew we wanted to be in business with him exclusively. We loved working with him on American Monster and we can’t wait to develop with him again.” Blomquist was a writer for The Daily Show for 10 seasons, sharing in seven Emmy variety series writing wins and a WGA Best Comedy/Variety Series win 2010. Before that he was a contributing writer on Saturday Night Live.
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‘Daily Show’s’ Rich Blomquist Signs Overall with Fox TV

‘Daily Show’s’ Rich Blomquist Signs Overall with Fox TV
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” alum Rich Blomquist has inked a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, the studio announced today.

Under the deal, Blomquist — who co-created the 20th/ABC pilot “American Monster” with his wife, actress-comedian-writer Kristen Schaal — will develop new projects for the studio.

Blomquist was a writer on “The Daily Show” for 10 seasons. Prior to that, he was a contributing writer on “Saturday Night Live.” In 2010, he and Schaal published “The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex” for Chronicle Books.

“Rich is one of those rare voices — hilarious, irreverent, completely unique and fiercely intelligent,” said Tcftv president of creative affairs Jonny Davis. “We loved him from ‘The Daily Show’ and knew we wanted to be in business with him exclusively. We loved working with him on ‘American Monster’ and we can’t wait to develop with him again.”

Blomquist is represented by UTA.
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'Daily Show' Alum Inks Overall Deal With 20th TV

Rich Blomquist is expanding his relationship with 20th Century Fox Television. The Daily Show alum has inked a two-year overall deal with the studio behind comedy American Monster, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Under the pact, Blomquist will develop new projects for the studio after the network handed out a script commitment last year to American Monster, a comedy that he co-wrote with his wife and Daily Show contributor Kristen Schaal. Story: TV Pilots 2014: The Complete Guide "Rich is one of those rare voices -- hilarious, irreverent, completely unique and fiercely intelligent. We loved him from The Daily

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TV Roundup: Kristen Schaal, Kate Walsh Get New Shows, 'Homeland,' 'Rizzoli & Isles' New Showrunners

TV Roundup: Kristen Schaal, Kate Walsh Get New Shows, 'Homeland,' 'Rizzoli & Isles' New Showrunners
The Daily Show's Kristen Schaal and Private Practice's Kate Walsh were among several women to sell network shows this week, while Showtime's Homeland and TNT's Rizzoli & Isles gained new female showrunners for their upcoming seasons.  A roundup of what's happening in TV: --Longtime supporting actress Kristin Schaal might finally get her own starring vehicle at ABC. Schaal and her husband/writing partner Rich Blomquist have sold a comedy to the alphabet network. Deadline reports that the comedy, American Monster, will be about "a small-town misfit who becomes an unlikely celebrity when she goes on trial for the murder of the century." --Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice star Kate Walsh received an early pilot order from NBC. Walsh will star in a single-camera comedy called Bad Judge, in which she'll play "a hard-living, sexually unapologetic woman who plays with the law, and whose life on the edge is constantly in.
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TVLine Items: Voice Vote Hits Twitter, Party Down Vet Makes Blockbuster Goldbergs Visit and More

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TVLine Items: Voice Vote Hits Twitter, Party Down Vet Makes Blockbuster Goldbergs Visit and More
The Voice might well be starting a new trend(ing topic).

NBC’s singing competition series is bringing the vote to Twitter on Tuesday, Nov. 12, with the all-new “Instant Save.”

Related | The Voice Recap — Live Playoffs Results

Here’s how it works: America will have the chance to save one of the week’s bottom-three artists by tweeting the name of their favorite, along with “#VoiceSave,” during a five-minute period. Those votes will then be tallied, and the rescued contestant will be announced live.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

Party Down‘s Martin Starr is bound for The Goldbergs,
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Kristen Schaal is writing and starring in a new comedy for ABC

America's Sweetheart Kristen Schaal is finally getting a starring vehicle, after scene-stealing roles on Flight Of The Conchords, Bob's Burgers, and The Daily Show. She and husband Rich Blomquist (a former Daily Show writer) are co-writing American Monster, in which Schaal will star as a small-town misfit who finds herself as the defendant in the murder trial of the century. American Monster has some heavy hitters behind it in the form of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the duo who created Clone High and co-directed the Brooklyn Nine-Nine pilot, and whose films include 21 Jump Street and the ...
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ABC Buys Kristen Schaal’s American Monster

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ABC Buys Kristen Schaal’s American Monster
It's the role she was born to play! Deadline reports that ABC has snapped up Kristen Schaal's American Monster from producers/21 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The show, co-written with Schaal's husband and former Daily Show writer Rich Blomquist, stars Schaal as "a small-town misfit who becomes an unlikely celebrity when she goes on trial for the murder of the century." From The Heart, She Holler's Hurshe to Hazel Wassername to Wilfred's Anne, we look forward to Schaal continuing to dominate Hollywood's "charming mutant" market.
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ABC Buys Comedy From Chris Miller & Phil Lord With Kristen Schaal Starring & Writing

  • Deadline TV
Exclusive: Kristen Schaal and Rich Blomquist have teamed with film and TV writers-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street) for American Monster, a comedy, which has sold to ABC. The project, about a small-town misfit who becomes an unlikely celebrity when she goes on trial for the murder of the century, is intended as a starring vehicle for comedian and Daily Show contributor Schaal, who will write the script with her husband, former Daily Show writer Blomquist. The two executive produce with Lord and Miller and their president of television, Seth Cohen, for 20th Century Fox TV and studio-based Lord Miller. This is the third sale for Lord Miller in the company’s first season under the exclusive three-year deal it inked with 20th TV in May. It also has two comedies at Fox, The Last Man On Earth from Will Forte, which has a pilot production commitment, and Torched from writer Chris Romano,
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Last Night on Late Night: Julie Bowen Addressed the Nicki Minaj Dress Steal

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Last Night on Late Night: Julie Bowen Addressed the Nicki Minaj Dress Steal
Last night on The Tonight Show, Julie Bowen addressed the lime-green Emmy dress that Nicki Minaj had borrowed for the AMAs two months later. Without a hint of the Joan Rivers-style "Bitch Stole My Look" attitude, Bowen graciously bowed to Minaj and her derriere — "She's Nicki Minaj, the girl has it going on. Her booty alone... I say that she took that dress to a new level." Plus: A trained llama at Kristen Schaal's wedding had drowned out her husband Rich Blomquist's "I do." Apparently, the llama had kept circling her maid of honor Kurt Braunohler in bladder-distended misery. Yes, Kurt Braunohler, maid of honor. Also, Mel Brooks brought on the unhinged comedy — as well as his own guest chair — to Conan; and Stephen Colbert partnered up with Dolly Parton in a "Love Is Like a Butterfly" duet. It was a rare and gentle thing. Watch our
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Homeland sweeps the Primetime Emmys, Kidman and Davis miss out

  • IF.com.au
Showtime series Homeland swept the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards netting popular awards for Damien Lewis (Best Actor), Claire Danes (Best Actress), and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and Best Drama Series.

The Primetime wins helped Homeland secure its place as the Emmy's surprise hit of 2012. Lewis beat out Emmy favourites Jon Hamm and Bryan Cranston, who himself won the award twice for his role as Walter White in AMC.s Breaking Bad.

HBO.s Game Change tied with Homeland with four awards won, including Jay Roach.s Best Director for a Miniseries and Outstanding Miniseries. Combined with the Creative Arts Emmy wins, Homeland won a collective six awards this Emmy season.

Despite Showtime.s popular wins, HBO came out on top earning six awards in total for their programs nominated. ABC came soon after with five awards with its flagship show Modern Family earning an Outstanding Directing for a
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Primetime Emmy Awards 2011: Winners: Modern Family, Downton Abbey

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Modern Family, Downton Abbey, and the other winners of the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced. The 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards “often referred to simply as the Emmy, is a television production award, similar in nature to the Peabody Awards but more focused on entertainment, and is considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards (for film), Grammy Awards (for music) and Tony Awards (for stage).” The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded the 2010-2011 Primetime Emmys® for programs and individual achievements last night in Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. I was happy to see Peter Dinklage win for his work in Game of Thrones. He deserved it. The full listing of the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards winners is below.

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy ABC (Modern Family)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy ABC (Modern Family
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Emmy winners 2011: full list

Modern Family dominates comedy while Downton Abbey takes miniseries, directing, supporting actor and writing gongs

Best drama series: Mad Men

Actor in a drama series: Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights

Actress in a drama series: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Supporting actor in a drama series: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Supporting actress in a drama series: Margo Martindale, Justified

Best comedy series: Modern Family

Actor in a comedy series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Actress in a comedy series: Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly

Supporting actor in a comedy series: Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Supporting actress in a comedy series: Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Best miniseries or TV movie: Downton Abbey

Actor in a miniseries or movie: Barry Pepper, The Kennedys

Actress in a miniseries or movie: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

Supporting actor in a miniseries or movie: Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce

Supporting actress in a miniseries or movie: Maggie Smith,
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Modern Family Wins Big At Primetime Emmy Awards

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Modern Family Wins Big At Primetime Emmy Awards
Modern Family came full circle at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, winning the very first honours of the night and closing the show by topping the prestigious Comedy Series category.

Mad Men looked set to dominate the night, going in with 19 top nominations, and it continued its winning streak for the best drama title for the fourth year in a row.

But the stars of the period drama didn't fair so well - Jon Hamm was a four-time loser for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Kyle Chandler claimed that prize for his role in Friday Night Lights, while Julianna Margulies beat the likes of Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and Kathy Bates (Harry's Law) to take home the female equivalent for her turn in The Good Wife.

Meanwhile, Modern Family started the Emmys as it planned to go on - TV husband and wife Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen kicked off the celebrations by walking away with the acting honours for Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Comedy Series.

The hit programme went on to earn accolades for writing and directing before being crowned best comedy at the end of the event.

It was a good night for the Brits too - Kate Winslet was named Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Mildred Pierce, while Downton Abbey's Dame Maggie Smith claimed the supporting actress in a miniseries or movie title.

Justin Timberlake (Saturday Night Live) and Gwyneth Paltrow (Glee) were already winners before the red carpet at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre was even rolled out - they were honoured at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards last weekend in the Outstanding Guest Performance in a Comedy Series category.

Awards host Jane Lynch opened the show with a song-and-dance sequence featuring Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy and the cast of Mad Men, while Andy Samberg's comedy rap trio The Lonely Island, featuring crooner Michael Bolton and R&B singer Akon, and rapper/actor LL Cool J, were among the musical acts providing the entertainment in between awards at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre.

The main list of winners at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards is as follows:

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series: Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series: Melissa McCarthy - Mike & Molly

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series: Kyle Chandler - Friday Night Lights

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series: Julianna Marguiles - The Good Wife

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie: Barry Pepper - The Kennedys

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie: Kate Winslet - Mildred Pierce

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series: Ty Burrell - Modern Family

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series: Julie Bowen - Modern Family

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series: Peter Dinklage - Game Of Thrones

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series: Margo Martindale - Justified

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie: Guy Pearce - Mildred Pierce

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie: Maggie Smith - Downton Abbey

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series: Justin Timberlake - Saturday Night Live (Host)

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series: Gwyneth Paltrow - Glee

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series: Paul McCrane - Harry's Law

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series: Loretta Devine - Grey's Anatomy

Outstanding Comedy Series: Modern Family

Outstanding Drama Series: Mad Men

Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie: Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Outstanding Animated Programme: Futurama

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special: The Kennedy Center Honors

Outstanding Reality Programme: Deadliest Catch

Outstanding Reality-Competition Programme: The Amazing Race

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series: Steven Levitan and Jeffrey Richman - Modern Family (Episode: Caught In The Act)

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series: Jason Katims - Friday Night Lights (Episode: Always)

Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special: Julian Fellowes - Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series: Steve Bodow, Tim Carvell, Rory Albanese, Kevin Bleyer, Rich Blomquist, Wyatt Cenac, Hallie Haglund, J.R. Havlan, Elliot Kalan, Josh Lieb, Sam Means, Jo Miller, John Oliver, Daniel Radosh, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart - The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special: David Boone, Matt Roberts, and Mo Rocca - 64th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series: Michael Alan Spiller - Modern Family

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series: Martin Scorsese - Boardwalk Empire

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special: Brian Percival - Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series: Donny Roy King - Saturday Night Live (Host: Justin Timberlake)

Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special: Lonny Price - Sondheim! The Birthday Concert.

Modern Family Wins Big At Primetime Emmy Awards

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Modern Family Wins Big At Primetime Emmy Awards
Modern Family came full circle at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, winning the very first honours of the night and closing the show by topping the prestigious Comedy Series category.

Mad Men looked set to dominate the night, going in with 19 top nominations, and it continued its winning streak for the best drama title for the fourth year in a row.

But the stars of the period drama didn't fair so well - Jon Hamm was a four-time loser for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Kyle Chandler claimed that prize for his role in Friday Night Lights, while Julianna Margulies beat the likes of Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and Kathy Bates (Harry's Law) to take home the female equivalent for her turn in The Good Wife.

Meanwhile, Modern Family started the Emmys as they planned to go on - TV husband and wife Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen kicked off the celebrations by walking away with the acting honours for Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Comedy Series.

The hit programme went on to earn accolades for writing and directing before being crowned best comedy at the end of the event.

It was a good night for the Brits too - Kate Winslet was named Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Mildred Pierce, while Downton Abbey's Dame Maggie Smith claimed the supporting actress in a miniseries or movie title.

Justin Timberlake (Saturday Night Live) and Gwyneth Paltrow (Glee) were already winners before the red carpet at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre was even rolled out - they were honoured at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards last weekend in the Outstanding Guest Performance in a Comedy Series category.

Awards host Jane Lynch opened the show with a song-and-dance sequence featuring Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy and the cast of Mad Men, while Andy Samberg's comedy rap trio The Lonely Island, featuring crooner Michael Bolton and R&B singer Akon, and rapper/actor LL Cool J, were among the musical acts providing the entertainment in between awards at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre.

The main list of winners at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards is as follows:

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series: Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series: Melissa McCarthy - Mike & Molly

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series: Kyle Chandler - Friday Night Lights

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series: Julianna Marguiles - The Good Wife

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie: Barry Pepper - The Kennedys

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie: Kate Winslet - Mildred Pierce

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series: Ty Burrell - Modern Family

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series: Julie Bowen - Modern Family

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series: Peter Dinklage - Game Of Thrones

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series: Margo Martindale - Justified

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie: Guy Pearce - Mildred Pierce

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie: Maggie Smith - Downton Abbey

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series: Justin Timberlake - Saturday Night Live (Host)

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series: Gwyneth Paltrow - Glee

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series: Paul McCrane - Harry's Law

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series: Loretta Devine - Grey's Anatomy

Outstanding Comedy Series: Modern Family

Outstanding Drama Series: Mad Men

Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie: Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Outstanding Animated Programme: Futurama

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special: The Kennedy Center Honors

Outstanding Reality Programme: Deadliest Catch

Outstanding Reality-Competition Programme: The Amazing Race

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series: Steven Levitan and Jeffrey Richman - Modern Family (Episode: Caught In The Act)

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series: Jason Katims - Friday Night Lights (Episode: Always)

Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special: Julian Fellowes - Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series: Steve Bodow, Tim Carvell, Rory Albanese, Kevin Bleyer, Rich Blomquist, Wyatt Cenac, Hallie Haglund, J.R. Havlan, Elliot Kalan, Josh Lieb, Sam Means, Jo Miller, John Oliver, Daniel Radosh, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart - The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special: David Boone, Matt Roberts, and Mo Rocca - 64th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series: Michael Alan Spiller - Modern Family

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series: Martin Scorsese - Boardwalk Empire

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special: Brian Percival - Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series: Donny Roy King - Saturday Night Live (Host: Justin Timberlake)

Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special: Lonny Price - Sondheim! The Birthday Concert.

"Inception," "The Social Network" Win Writers Guild Awards! Check Out Complete List of Winners and Nominees!

As soon as we thought we could predict the outcome of the Oscars, here comes another surprise! This one's brought to you by the Writers Guild of America. Picked for Best Original Screenplay was Christopher Nolan's "Inception." The director, famously dissed for not getting a Best Director Oscar nomination, may just win the Best Original Screenplay come Oscar night. Oscar front-runner, "The King's Speech" was not nominated because it didn't quality under union rules which prompted Nolan to say during his WGA acceptance award that he looked forward to a time when he could accept the award "without qualification."

That could be the beginning of a great script Mr. Nolan, go write it :happy

For adapted screenplay, I'm happy to report that Aaron Sorkin's fantastic script won! Based on "The Accidental Billionaires" by Ben Mezrich, "The Social Network" was the only film last year that I predicted to win this very category.
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‘Inception’ and ‘The Social Network’ Win Writers Guild Awards

HollywoodNews.com: The Writers Guild of America, West (Wgaw) and the Writers Guild of America, East (Wgae) tonight announced the winners of the 2011 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for screen, television, radio, news, promotional, videogame, and new media writing at simultaneous ceremonies at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel-Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles and the Axa Equitable Center in New York City.

Screen Winners

Original Screenplay

Inception, Written by Christopher Nolan; Warner Bros.

Adapted Screenplay

The Social Network, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich; Sony Pictures

Documentary Screenplay

Inside Job, Written by Charles Ferguson; Co-written by Chad Beck, Adam Bolt; Sony Pictures Classic

Television Winners

Drama Series

Mad Men, Written by Jonathan Abrahams, Lisa Albert, Keith Huff, Jonathan Igla,Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Brett Johnson, Janet Leahy, Erin Levy,

Tracy McMillan, Dahvi Waller, Matthew Weiner; AMC

Comedy Series

Modern Family, Written by Jerry Collins,
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Kristen Schaal To Host Writers Guild Awards In New York

hollywoodnews.com: Kristen Schaal will host the Writers Guild of America Awards New York ceremony. The awards will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at the Axa Equitable Center in New York City.

Once described by New York Magazine as one of the “Ten Funniest New Yorkers You Never Heard Of,” today everyone has heard of Kristen Schaal. A well-known actress, comedienne and writer, she is on television, in film and print, and soon to be on the stage hosting this year’s East Coast Writers Guild Awards.

Schaal is the women’s issues correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Her TV credits include series regular Mel on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords and Louise on Fox’s Bob’s Burgers, as well as appearances on Mad Men, Modern Family, How I Met Your Mother, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Law and Order: Svu, and The Simpsons.
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Writers Guild Awards Nominations! Check Out Full Movie, TV Nominees! Yes, There Are Few Surprises!

"I Love You Phillip Morris" came out of nowhere and secured a nod for the 2011 Writers Guild Awards. Based on the book by Steven McVicker, the film starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGRegor as prisoners in love received a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination.

"Phillip Morris" will be competing with awards-favorites "127 Hours" (screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy), "The Social Network" (screenplay Aaron Sorkin), "The Town" (screenplay by Peter Craig and Ben Affleck & Aaron Stockard), and True Grit (screenplay by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen).

In the Original Screenplay category, critics-darlings "Black Swan" (screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin), "The Fighter" (screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson), "Inception" (Christopher Nolan), and "The Kids Are All Right" (written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg) will be competing with "Please Give" by Nicole Holofcener. Much like "I Love You Phillip Morris," "Please Give," a family dramedy set in New York,
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