'Brokeback Mountain' & 'Crash': Writers Guild Winners

In the Crash cast: Sandra Bullock as the embodiment of self-centered “white privilege,” Brendan Fraser as her D.A. husband, and Ryan Phillippe, Jennifer Esposito, and Best Supporting Actor SAG Award nominees Matt Dillon and Don Cheadle as cops suffering from various degrees of racism/ethnic insensitivity syndrome.

The 2006 WGA Award winners were announced on Feb. 4.


CINDERELLA MAN, Screenplay by Cliff Hollingsworth and Akiva Goldsman, Story by Cliff Hollingsworth, Universal Pictures
* CRASH, Screenplay by Paul Haggis & Bobby Moresco, Story by Paul Haggis, Lions Gate Films
THE 40 YEAR-OLD VIRGIN, Written by Judd Apatow & Steve Carell, Universal Pictures
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK, Written by George Clooney & Grant Heslov, Warner Independent Pictures
THE SQUID AND THE WHALE, Written by Noah Baumbach, Samuel Goldwyn Films

* BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, Screenplay by Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana, Based on the Short Story by Annie Proulx, Focus Features
CAPOTE, Screenplay by Dan Futterman, Based on the Book by Gerald Clarke, UA/Sony Pictures Classics
THE CONSTANT GARDENER, Screenplay by Jeffrey Caine, Based on the Novel by John le Carré, Focus Features
A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, Screenplay by Josh Olson, Based on the Graphic Novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke, New Line Cinema
SYRIANA, Written by Stephen Gaghan, Based on the Book “See No Evil” by Robert Baer, Warner Bros. Pictures

COWBOY DEL AMOR, Written by Michèle Ohayon, Homeland Film Productions
* ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM, Written By Alex Gibney, Based on the book The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind, Magnolia Pictures and HDNet Films
THE FALL OF FUJIMORI, Written by Ellen Perry & Zack Anderson & Kim Roberts, Stardust Pictures
LA MARCHE DE L'EMPEREUR / MARCH OF THE PENGUINS, Narration Written by Jordan Roberts, Based upon the story by Luc Jacquet and screenplay by Luc Jacquet & Michel Fessler, Warner Independent Pictures and Bonne Pioche
STREET FIGHT, Written by Marshall Curry, Marshall Curry Productions



DEADWOOD, Written by Regina Corrado, Sara Hess, Ted Mann, Bryan McDonald, Bernadette McNamara, David Milch, Victoria Morrow, Peter Ocko, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Steve Shill, Nick Towne, Jody T. Worth; HBO
GREY'S ANATOMY, Written by Zoanne A. Clack, Ann Hamilton, Kip Koenig, Stacy McKee, James Parriott, Tony Phelan, Joan Rater, Shonda Rhimes, Mimi Schmir, Gabrielle Stanton, Krista Vernoff, Harry Werksman Jr.; ABC
* LOST, Written by JJ Abrams, Kim Clements, Carlton Cuse, Leonard Dick, Paul Dini, Brent Fletcher, David Fury, Drew Goddard, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Adam Horowitz, Jennifer M. Johnson, Christina M. Kim, Edward Kitsis, Jeffrey Lieber, Damon L. Lindelof, Lynne Litt, Monica Macer, Steven Maeda, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Janet Tamaro, Christian M Taylor, Craig Wright; ABC
SIX FEET UNDER, Written by Alan E. Ball, Scott R. Buck, Rick Cleveland, Bruce E. Kaplan, Nancy Oliver, Kate Robin, Jill Soloway, Craig Wright; HBO
THE WEST WING, Written by Eli G. Attie, Debora T. Cahn, Carol Flint, Mark A. Goffman, Alex Graves, Peter R. Noah, Lawrence O'Donnell Jr., Lauren E. Schmidt, Josh Singer, Aaron Sorkin, John M. Wells, Bradley Whitford, John Sacret Young; NBC

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, Written by Barbie Feldman Adler, Brad E. Copeland,
Richard Day, Karey Dornetto, Jake Farrow, Abraham Higginbotham, Mitchell D. Hurwitz, Sam Laybourne, John S. Levenstein, Courtney Lilly, Dean Lorey, Chuck Martin, Lisa Parsons, Richard A. Rosenstock, Tom Saunders, Maria Semple, Chuck Tatham, James A. Vallely, Ron Weiner; Fox
* CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, Written by Larry David; HBO
ENTOURAGE, Written by Brian Burns, Larry Charles, Cliff Dorfman, Doug Ellin, Chris Henchy, Steve Levinson, Rob Weiss; HBO
MY NAME IS EARL, Written by Barbie Adler, Bobby Bowman, Vali Chandrasekaran,J.B. Cook, Brad Copeland, Victor Fresco, Greg Garcia, John Hoberg, Kat Likkel,Mike Pennie, Tim Stack, Hilary Winston, Danielle Sanchez-Witzel; NBC
THE OFFICE, Written by Jennifer Celotta, Gregory M. Daniels, Lee Eisenberg,Ricky Gervais, Mindy Kaling, Paul B. Lieberstein, Stephen Merchant, B.J. Novak, Michael Schur, Gene Stupnitsky, Larry Wilmore; NBC

EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS, Written by Aron Abrams, Rodney Barnes, Craig DiGregorio, Alyson Fouse, Howard Gewirtz, Ali LeRoi, Courtney Lilly, Chris Rock,Gregory Thompson, Kriss Turner; UPN
* GREY'S ANATOMY, Written by Zoanne A. Clack, Ann Hamilton, Kip Koenig, Stacy McKee, James Parriott, Tony Phelan, Joan Rater, Shonda Rhimes, Mimi Schmir,Gabrielle Stanton, Krista Vernoff, Harry Werksman Jr.; ABC
MY NAME IS EARL, Written by Barbie Adler, Bobby Bowman, Vali Chandrasekaran,J.B. Cook, Brad Copeland, Victor Fresco, Greg Garcia, John Hoberg, Kat Likkel, Mike Pennie, Tim Stack, Hilary Winston, Danielle Sanchez-Witzel; NBC
THE OFFICE, Written by Jennifer Celotta, Gregory M. Daniels, Lee Eisenberg,Ricky Gervais, Mindy Kaling, Paul B. Lieberstein, Stephen Merchant, B.J. Novak, Michael Schur, Gene Stupnitsky, Larry Wilmore; NBC
ROME, Written by Alexandra Cunningham, David Frankel, Bruno Heller, Adrian Hodges, William MacDonald, John Milius; HBO

EPISODIC DRAMA (any length, one airing time)
* AUTOPSY (House), Written by Lawrence Kaplow; Fox
A GOOD DAY (The West Wing), Written by Carol Flint; NBC
GRAVE DANGER (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), Teleplay by Anthony E. Zuiker& Carol Mendelsohn & Naren Shankar, Story by Quentin Tarantino; CBS
NORMAL IS THE WATCHWORD (Veronica Mars), Written by Rob Thomas; UPN
RHEA REYNOLDS (Nip/Tuck), Written by Jennifer Salt; FX
SINGING FOR OUR LIVES (Six Feet Under), Written by Scott Buck; HBO

EPISODIC COMEDY (any length, one airing time)
DIVERSITY DAY (The Office), Written by B.J. Novak; NBC
EXILE ON MAIN STREET, Pilot (Kitchen Confidential), Written by David Hemingson; Fox
MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER (Malcolm in the Middle), Written by Rob Ulin; Fox
NEXT (Desperate Housewives), Written by Jenna Bans & Kevin Murphy; ABC
PILOT (My Name Is Earl), Written by Greg Garcia; NBC
* YOU CAN'T MISS THE BEAR, Pilot (Weeds), Written by Jenji Kohan; Showtime

LONG FORM - ORIGINAL (over one hour, one or two parts, one or two airing times)
DIRT, Written by Nancy Savoca & Richard Guay; Showtime
THE READING ROOM, Written by Randy Feldman; Hallmark
* WARM SPRINGS, Written by Margaret Nagle; HBO

LONG FORM - ADAPTED (over one hour, one or two parts, one or two airing times)
THE COLT, Screenplay by Stephen Harrigan, Based on a short story byMikhail Aleksandrozich Sholokhov; Hallmark
LACKAWANNA BLUES, Teleplay by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Based on his play; HBO
* THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PETER SELLERS, Teleplay by Christopher Markus &Stephen McFeely, Based on the book by Roger Lewis; HBO
OUR FATHERS, Screenplay by Thomas Michael Donnelly, Based upon the book Our Fathers: The Secret Life of the Catholic Church in an Age of Scandal by David France; Showtime

ANIMATION (any length, one airing time)
THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY GUEST STAR (The Simpsons), Written byMatt Warburton; Fox
THE GIRL WHO SLEPT TOO LITTLE (The Simpsons), Written by John Frink; Fox
* MOMMIE BEEREST (The Simpsons), Written by Michael Price; Fox
SEE HOMER RUN (The Simpsons), Written by Stephanie Gillis; Fox
THANK GOD IT'S DOOMSDAY (The Simpsons), Written by Don Payne; Fox
THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARRYING (The Simpsons), Written byJ. Stewart Burns; Fox

THE 59th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, Written by Dave Boone, Special Material Written byJon Macks; CBS
* 2004 THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, Written by George Stevens, Jr. andSara Lukinson; CBS

COMEDY/VARIETY (including talk) SERIES
* LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN, Written by Mike Sweeney, Chris Albers, Jose Arroyo, Andy Blitz, Kevin Dorff, Dan Goor, Michael Gordon, Tim Harrod, Berkley Johnson, Brian Kiley, Michael Koman, Brian McCann, Guy Nicolucci, Conan O'Brien, Allison Silverman, Robert Smigel, Brian Stack, Andrew Weinberg; NBC
PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT!, Written by Penn Jillette, Teller, Star Price, Jon Hotchkiss, Michael Goudeau, Sheryl Zohn, Steve Bortko; Showtime
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, Head Writer Billy Martin, Written by Ross Abrash,Scott Carter, David Feldman, Brian Jacobsmeyer, Jay Jaroch, Chris Kelly, Bill Maher, Danny Vermont; HBO

AS THE WORLD TURNS, Head Writer Jean Passanante, Co-Head Writer Christopher Whitesell, Co-Head Writer Leah Laiman, Written by Hogan Sheffer, Lisa Connor, Paula Cwikly, Charlotte Gibson, Frederick Johnson, Trent Jones, Courtney Simon, Susan Dansby, Elizabeth Page, Melissa Salmons, Judy Tate, Judy Donato, Meg Kelly, Lynn Martin, Josh Griffith; CBS
ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Head Writer Dena Higley, Written by Leslie Nipkow, Shelly Altman, Ron Carlivati, Anna Cascio, Tom Casiello, Janet Iacobuzio, Mark Christopher, Carolyn Culliton, Daniel Griffin, Michelle Poteet Lisanti, Fran Myers, Ginger Redmon, Chris Van Etten, John Loprieno, James Harmon Brown, Barbara Esensten; ABC
* THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, Head Writer Kay Alden, Head Writer John F. Smith, Written by Janice Ferri, Jim Houghton, Natalie Minardi Slater, Sally Sussman Morina, Sara Bibel, Eric Freiwald, Linda Schreiber, Joshua S. McCaffrey, Marc Hertz, Sandra Weintraub; CBS

VISITING DAY (Reading Rainbow), Written by Ronnie Krauss; PBS
BABY BEAR'S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL (Sesame Street), Written by Christine Ferraro; PBS
* NEW CHARLIE (Miracle's Boys), Written by Kevin Arkadie, Based on the novel by Jacqueline Woodson; Noggin

* EDGE OF AMERICA, Written by Willy Holtzman, Showtime
SPEAK, Screenplay by Jessica Sharzer and Annie Young Frisbie, Based on the novel by Laurie Halse Anderson; Showtime

IS WAL-MART GOOD FOR AMERICA?, Written by Hedrick Smith & Rick Young, PBS Frontline
PRIVATE WARRIORS, Written by Martin Smith, PBS
THE SOLDIER'S HEART, Written by Raney Aronson, PBS Frontline
* SOMEONE'S WATCHING, Written by Edward Gray, Discovery Times Channel
* THE TORTURE QUESTION, Written by Michael Kirk, PBS

FIDEL CASTRO (American Experience), Written by Adriana Bosch; PBS
Kinsey (American Experience), Written by Barak Goodman; PBS
THE MASSIE AFFAIR (American Experience), Written by Mark Zwonitzer; PBS
SHOT FROM THE SKY, Written by Tim Prokop; The History Channel

DEATH OF A PIONEER, Written by Jonathan Kaplan; CBS News
* PETER JENNINGS REMEMBERED (ABC World News),Written by Steve Alperin, Charles Gibson; ABC
HURRICANE KATRINA (CBS Evening News), Written by Paul Fischer, Jerry Cipriano, Bruce Meyer; CBS

WHO WILL SUCCEED HIM (60 Minutes), Written by Barbara Dury, Morley Safer; CBS
* THE MATTHEW SHEPARD STORY: SECRETS OF A MURDER (20/20), Written by Richard Gerdau, Stephen Jimenez, Glenn Silber; ABC
FALLEN HEROES (CBS Evening News), Written by Jerry Cipriano; CBS


Laurel Award for Screen Writing Achievement: Lawrence Kasdan

Laurel Award for TV Writing Achievement: Stephen J. Cannell

Morgan Cox Award: Frank Pierson

Paul Selvin Honorary Award: Good Night, and Good Luck. - George Clooney and Grant Heslov

Animation Writers Caucus Animation Award: Al Jean, Michael Reiss

Herb Sargent Award: James L. Brooks

Evelyn F. Burkey Award: Museum of Television & Radio

Ian McLellan Hunter Award: Marshall Brickman

Richard B. Jablow Award: Warren Leight

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