Writers Guild of America, USA

USA

Notes

  • Founded in 1933, the Writers Guild of America, East and West represent writers in the motion picture, broadcast, cable, radio and new media industries in both entertainment and news. (from the WGA, East web site)

Awards

Animation Writers Caucus Animation Award

Documentary Screenplay Award

Edmund J. North Award
  • This is a honorary award.
  • The award had been formerly known as the Founders Award.
  • Since 2003 the award is given at an extra ceremony, the Annual Writers Guild of America, West, Honorary Service Awards.

Evelyn F. Burkey Award
  • This is a honorary award. It is given in memory of the first Executive Director of the Guild, Evelyn F. Burkey.

Herb Sargent Award

Honorary Award

Ian McLellan Hunter Award

Jean Renoir Award for Screenwriting Achievement
  • This is a honorary award and successor to the Laurel Award for Screen Writing Achievement.

John Merriman Award

Laurel Award for Screen Writing Achievement
  • This is a honorary award and the WGA's highest honor to hand out. It is superseded by the Jean Renoir Award for Screenwriting Achievement.

Laurel Award for TV Writing Achievement
  • This is a honorary award and WGA's highest TV honor.

Meltzer Award
  • This is a honorary award.
  • Originally created after WWII to honor those writers killed during the war, the award was presented four times to recognize scripts which best depicted "problems of the American scene." Yet the prestigious award was soon shrouded in the looming shadow of the U.S. House Committee on Un-American Activities hearings, when Meltzer was named and posthumously blacklisted, signaling the end of the award in 1951 for forty years. (from the WGA web site, 2005)
  • The Meltzer Award was re-established in 1991 "in recognition of a singular act of courage in defense of freedom of expression and the rights of the writer." (from the WGA web site, 2005)

Michael Collyer Memorial Fellowship in Screenwriting

Morgan Cox Award
  • This is a honorary award.
  • Since 2003 the award is given at an extra ceremony, the Annual Writers Guild of America, West, Honorary Service Awards.

Paul Selvin Honorary Award

Richard B. Jablow Award
  • This is a honorary award. It is given in memory of the first counsel to the Guild.

Valentine Davies Award
  • This is a honorary award.
  • Since 2003 the award is given at an extra ceremony, the Annual Writers Guild of America, West, Honorary Service Awards.

Videogame Writing

WGA Award

WGA Award (Screen)

WGA Award (TV)

Historical Timeline


1957
  • The TV awards are covering the period from 1 July 1955 to 30 June 1956.

1958
  • The TV awards are covering the period from 1 January 1957 to 31 December 1957.

1960
  • The TV awards are covering the period from 1 January 1958 to 31 December 1958.

1961
  • The TV awards are covering the period from 1 January 1959 to 31 August 1960.

1962
  • The TV awards are covering the period from 1 September 1960 to 31 August 1961 (May ceremony).
  • The TV awards are covering the period from 1 September 1961 to 31 August 1962 (December ceremony).

1964
  • The TV awards are covering the period from 1 September 1962 to 31 August 1963.

1965
  • The TV awards are covering the period from 1 September 1963 to 31 August 1964.

1966
  • The TV awards are covering the period from 1 September 1964 to 31 August 1965.

1967
  • The TV awards are covering the period from 1 September 1965 to 31 August 1966.

1968
  • The TV awards are covering the period from 1 September 1966 to 31 August 1967.

1969
  • The TV awards are covering the period from 1 September 1967 to 31 December 1968.

1970
  • The TV awards are covering the period from 1 January 1969 to 31 December 1969.

1971
  • The TV awards are covering the period from 1 January 1970 to 31 December 1970.

1972
  • The TV awards are covering the period from 1 January 1971 to 31 December 1971.

1973
  • The TV awards are covering the period from 1 January 1972 to 31 December 1972.

1974
  • The TV awards are covering the period from 1 January 1973 to 31 December 1973.

1975
  • The TV awards are covering the period from 1 January 1974 to 31 December 1974.

1976
  • The TV awards are covering the period from 1 January 1975 to 31 December 1975.

1977
  • The TV awards are covering the period from 1 January 1976 to 31 December 1976.

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