Last night, Sunday, February 19th, 2012, the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced the winners of the 2012 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for 2011. Simultaneous ceremonies were held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City.
|DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY: Better This World, written by Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega.|
|ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: The Descendants, Screenplay by Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash; Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings.|
See the winners for television, radio, news, promotional, video games, and new media writing by clicking title of this post. To go to IMDb to see more about the motion picture, click links under the posters. This is the last Guild to give awards before Sunday night's 84th Academy Awards.
Only one award remains before the 84th Academy Awards, but it usually does not indicate anything about the Oscars, the Spirit Awards for independent motion pictures, next Saturday, 25th. The awards will be presented, and broadcast by IFC, from the beach in Santa Monica. Dress is casual beach wear, including flip flops.
If you are a fan of the Razzie Awards, please note that they will NOT be awarded the night before the Oscars this year. They have changed their schedule. This year, RAZZIE NOMINATIONS will be revealed in a press conference at 6pm/PST, Saturday February 25 (aka Oscar Eve) in Santa Monica. The eventual "winners" will be announced on April 1st (aka April Fools' Day) -- Meaning you still have time to join and vote on our 32nd Annual RAZZIE Nominating Ballot.