Zero Dark Thirty and Argo Top Writers Guild Awards

Breaking Bad and Louie also took home some honors for the TV categories, Find out all the winners below!

By Bruna Nessif Feb 18, 2013 6:47 AMTags
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This has been quite the awards season for Zero Dark Thirty and Argo.

After numerous nominations and a few wins, writer Mark Boal took home the Writers Guild of America award for Best Original Screenplay for the Jessica Chastain-starring film tonight, while Ben Affleck's movie earned writer Chris Terrio the award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

On the TV side, Breaking Bad won for Best TV Drama Series and the writers of Louie snagged Best Comedy Series, and, once again, Lena Dunham's Girls walked away a winner, taking home Best New TV Series. WGA Awards were announced Sunday night at JW Marriott L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles and the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City.

Here's the complete list of winners from tonight's Writer's Guild awards:


Original Screenplay: Zero Dark Thirty, Written by Mark Boal

Adapted Screenplay: Argo, Screenplay by Chris Terrio; Based on a selection from The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired Magazine article "The Great Escape" by Joshuah Bearman

Documentary Screenplay: Searching for Sugar Man, Written by Malik Bendjelloul


Drama Series: Breaking Bad, Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett

Comedy Series: Louie, Written by Pamela Adlon, Vernon Chatman, Louis C.K.

New Series: Girls, Written by Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin, Lena Dunham, Sarah Heyward, Bruce Eric Kaplan, Jenni Konner, Deborah Schoeneman, Dan Sterling

Episodic Drama
"The Other Woman" (Mad Men), Written by Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner

Episodic Comedy: "Virgin Territory" (Modern Family), Written by Elaine Ko

Long Form - Original: Hatfields & McCoys, Nights Two and Three, Teleplay by Ted Mann and Ronald Parker, Story by Bill Kerby and Ted Mann

Long Form - Adapted: Game Change, Written by Danny Strong, Based on the book by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann

Animation: "Ned 'N' Edna's Blend Agenda" (The Simpsons), Written by Jeff Westbrook

Comedy / Variety Series: Portlandia, Writers: Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Karey Dornetto, Jonathan Krisel, Bill Oakley

Comedy / Variety - Music Awards, Tributes - Specials: 66th Annual Tony Awards, Written by Dave Boone; Special Material by Paul Greenberg; Opening and Closing Songs by David Javerbaum, Adam Schlesinger; CBS

Daytime Drama:The Young and the Restless, Written by Amanda Beall, Jeff Beldner, Susan Dansby, Janice Ferri Esser, Jay Gibson, Scott Hamner, Marla Kanelos, Natalie Minardi Slater, Beth Milstein, Michael Montgomery, Anne Schoettle, Linda Schreiber, Sarah K. Smith, Christopher J. Whitesell, Teresa Zimmerman; CBS

Children's - Episodic & Specials: "The Good Sport" (Sesame Street); Written by Christine Ferraro

Children's - Long Form or Special: Girl vs. Monster, Teleplay by Annie DeYoung and Ron McGee, Story by Annie DeYoung

Documentary - Current Events: "Money, Power and Wall Street: Episode One" (Frontline), Written by Martin Smith and Marcela Gaviria

Documentary - Other Than Current Events: "The Fabric of the Cosmos: The Illusion of Time" (Nova), Telescript by Randall MacLowry, Story by Joseph McMaster and Randall MacLowry

News - Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin or Breaking Report: "Tragedy In Colorado: The Movie Theatre Massacre," Written by Lisa Ferri, Joel Siegel

News - Analysis, Feature or Commentary: "The Ghost of Joe McCarthy" (Moyers & Company), Written by Bill Moyers, Michael Winship; Thirteen/ WNET


News - Regularly Scheduled or Breaking Report: "World News This Year 2011," Written by Darren Reynolds; ABC News Radio

News - Analysis, Feature or Commentary:
"Dishin Digital," Written by Robert Hawley; WCBS-AM


On-Air Promotion (Radio or Television): "Partners," Written by Dan A. Greenberger

Television Graphic Animation: "The Oscars" (Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood), Animation by Bob Pook


Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing: Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, Scriptwriting by Richard Farrese, Jill Murray; Ubisoft


Outstanding Achievement in Writing Original New Media: "The Compromises, Episode 1," "The Pest, Episode 3," The Snake, Episode 4," "The Bonding, Episode 6," "The Future, Episode 7/Series Finale" (Jack in a Box), Written by Michael Cyril Creighton;

Outstanding Achievement in Writing Derivative New Media: "Hide And Seek," "Keys to the Kingdom," "The Chosen Ones," "Parting Shots" (The Walking Dead: Cold Storage), Written by John Esposito;