2011 Writers Guild Awards Winners

'Inception', 'The Social Network', and 'Inside Job' take home awards for Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay and Documentary Screenplay.
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

Adapted Screenplay

Documentary Screenplay

Television Winners

Drama Series

Comedy Series

New Series

Episodic Drama - any length - one airing time

Episodic Comedy - any length - one airing time


Long Form - Original - over one hour - one or two parts, one or two airing times

Long Form - Adaptation - over one hour - one or two parts, one or two airing times

Animation - any length - one airing time

Comedy/Variety - (Including Talk) Series

Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials

  • National Memorial Day Concert 2010, Written by Joan Meyerson; PBS

Daytime Drama

Children's Episodic and Specials

Children's Script - Long Form or Special

Documentary - Current Events

Documentary - Other Than Current Events

News - Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin or Breaking Report

  • Sunday Morning Almanac (CBS Sunday Morning), Written by Thomas A. Harris; CBS News

News - Analysis, Feature or Commentary

  • Resurrecting Eden (60 Minutes), Written by Jenny Dubin; CBS

Radio Winners


  • 2009 Year in Review, Written by Gail Lee; CBS Radio News

News - Regularly Scheduled or Breaking

  • CBS World News Roundup, Written by Paul Farry; CBS Radio News

News - Analysis, Features or Commentary

  • Passages, Written by Gail Lee; CBS Radio News

Promotional Writing And Graphic Animation Winners

On-Air Promotion (Radio or Television)

Television Graphic Animation

  • Sunday Morning, By Design (CBS Sunday Morning), Graphic Designer Bob Pook, Graphic Artist Diane Robinson; CBS News

Videogame Writing Winner

  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Story by Patrice Desilets, Jeffrey Yohalem, Corey May; Lead Script Writer: Jeffrey Yohalem; Script Writers: Ethan Petty, Nicholas Grimwood, Matt Turner; Ubisoft

New Media Writing Winners

Outstanding Achievement in Writing - Original New Media

Outstanding Achievement in Writing - Derivative New Media

Inception was released July 16th, 2010 and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan.

Black Swan was released December 3rd, 2010 and stars Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder, Benjamin Millepied, Ksenia Solo, Kristina Anapau. The film is directed by Darren Aronofsky.

The Fighter was released December 10th, 2010 and stars Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Dendrie Taylor, Jack McGee, Jenna Lamia, Bianca Hunter. The film is directed by David O. Russell.

The Kids Are All Right was released July 9th, 2010 and stars Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson, Yaya DaCosta, Kunal Sharma, Eddie Hassell. The film is directed by Lisa Cholodenko.

Please Give was released April 30th, 2010 and stars Rebecca Hall, Elizabeth Keener, Elise Ivy, Catherine Keener, Josh Pais, Sarah Steele, Ann Morgan Guilbert, Amanda Peet. The film is directed by Nicole Holofcener.

The Social Network was released October 1st, 2010 and stars Jesse Eisenberg, Rooney Mara, Bryan Barter, Dustin Fitzsimons, Armie Hammer, Joseph Mazzello, Patrick Mapel, Max Minghella. The film is directed by David Fincher.

127 Hours was released November 5th, 2010 and stars James Franco, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn, Lizzy Caplan, Elizabeth Hales, Patrick Gibbs, Clémence Poésy. The film is directed by Danny Boyle.

I Love You Phillip Morris was released December 3rd, 2010 and stars Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Antoni Corone, Brennan Brown, Michael Mandel, Annie Golden. The film is directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa.

The Town was released September 17th, 2010 and stars Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Slaine, Owen Burke, Titus Welliver. The film is directed by Ben Affleck.

True Grit was released December 22nd, 2010 and stars Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper, Hailee Steinfeld, Paul Rae, Ed Corbin. The film is directed by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen.

The Special Relationship was released in 2011 and stars Michael Sheen, Dennis Quaid, Helen McCrory, Hope Davis, Adam Godley, Chris Wilson, Lara Pulver, Robert Roman Ratajczak. The film is directed by Richard Loncraine.

Sources: Writers Guild of America

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Comments (7)

  1. moviegeek

    Should be a precursor for the Oscars. . . hopefully.

    4 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  2. Chris

    Seriously about damn time Inception has won something, Christopher Nolan deserves it

    4 years agoby @unknown21Flag

  3. MovieManiac

    Good job Nolan.

    4 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  4. Dan

    I agree with all these winners.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  5. Daveactor7

    Its only because King Speech wasnt there lol but still good job Mr. Nolan!

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  6. Dragon1991

    Kudos to Mr. Nolan.

    4 years agoby @Dragon1991Flag

  7. Cripple

    So glad that Nolan one! About time!

    4 years agoby @crippleFlag