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Writers Guild Awards 2023 Winners List – The Hollywood Reporter


The 2023 Writers Guild Awards is underway with simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles.

Abbott Elementary actress and comedian Janelle James is hosting the L.A. ceremony, while comedian and actress Michelle Buteau (The Circle, Welcome to Buteaupia) is hosting the New York ceremony.

The Writers Guild is one of the last Hollywood guilds to announce its winners before the 2023 Oscars.

The original and adapted screenplay categories each feature three of this year’s Oscar nominees.

Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans and Tár are up for best original screenplay at the WGA Awards and at the Oscars.

And Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Top Gun: Maverick and Women Talking are up for best adapted screenplay at the WGA Awards and at the Oscars.

There’s no overlap between the documentary screenplay nominees and the Oscar documentary nominees.

TV shows nominated for multiple awards include three-time nominees The Bear, Severance and Better Call Saul and double nominees Hacks, Abbott Elementary, Andor and Bad Sisters.

The Writers Guild, as usual, is also presenting honorary awards across both ceremonies. In New York, Spike Lee will be recognized with the Ian McLellan Hunter Award for Career Achievement by John Turturro; Paul Simms (What We Do in the Shadows, Atlanta, The Larry Sanders Show, NewsRadio) will be presented with the Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence by Donald Glover; and Penelope Koechl will be honored with the Richard B. Jablow Award for Dedicated Service to the Guild by previous honoree and WGAE vice president for film/TV/streaming Lisa Takeuchi Cullen. In Los Angeles, She Said writer Rebecca Lenkiewick will receive the Paul Selvin Award; Charlie Kaufman will be honored with the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement; and creator-showrunner Yvette Lee Bowser (Living Single) will be presented with the Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement.

The 2023 Writers Guild Awards comes amid speculation about a potential strike as the guild’s minimum basic agreement is currently set to expire on May 1. The guild, which is set to begin negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) on March 20, last week shared with members its pattern of demands or broad priorities it hopes to tackle in such talks, with a deadline of Tuesday to submit responses. The issues being considered include standardized fees for movies premiering in theaters and on streaming services and greater regulation of writing performed by artificial intelligence. The guild is also looking to enlarge writer minimums across film, TV and new media; expand protection for writers who work for long periods of time on short-order series; “address the abuses of mini-rooms“; and “ensure appropriate television series writing compensation throughout entire process of pre production, production and post production.” The guild also wants to shore up its pension plan and health fund.

Asked about the upcoming negotiations on the red carpet before the ceremony, WGA East president Michael Winship said he feels “confident.” “I feel like we have a really amazing negotiating committee this year, and a really good group — very skilled, very talented, very experienced,” Winship said. “They are ready to go in and face our people across the table and deal with all the new things that we have to deal with — streaming and other issues — and I’m very confident that we’ll have a successful negotiation.” Of a possible strike, he said: “I can’t make any kind of prediction at this point. You hope for the best, prepare for the worst.”

A complete list of the 2023 Writers Guild Awards nominees, which will be updated as the winners are announced live, follows. Refresh for the latest.


Everything Everywhere All at Once, Written by Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert; A24
The Fabelmans, Written by Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner; Universal Pictures
The Menu, Written by Seth Reiss & Will Tracy; Searchlight Pictures
Nope, Written by Jordan Peele; Universal Pictures
Tár, Written by Todd Field; Focus Features


Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Screenplay by Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole, Story by Ryan Coogler, Based on the Marvel Comics; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Written by Rian Johnson; Netflix

She Said, Screenplay by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Based on the New York Times Investigation by Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey and Rebecca Corbett and the book She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey; Universal Pictures

Top Gun: Maverick, Screenplay by Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie, Story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks, Based on Characters Created by Jim Cash & Jack Epps, Jr.; Paramount Pictures

Women Talking, Screenplay by Sarah Polley, Based upon the book by Miriam Toews; Orion Pictures/UAR


2nd Chance, Written by Ramin Bahrani; Showtime Documentary Films
Downfall: The Case Against Boeing, Written by Mark Bailey & Keven McAlester; Netflix
Last Flight Home, Written by Ondi Timoner; MTV Documentary Films
Moonage Daydream, Written by Brett Morgen; Neon
¡Viva Maestro!, Written by Theodore Braun; Greenwich Entertainment


Andor (Disney+)
Written by Dan Gilroy, Tony Gilroy, Stephen Schiff, Beau Willimon

Better Call Saul (AMC)
Written by Ann Cherkis, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Ariel Levine, Thomas Schnauz, Gordon Smith, Alison Tatlock

The Crown (Netflix)
Written by Peter Morgan          

Severance (Apple TV+)
Written by Chris Black, Andrew Colville, Kari Drake, Dan Erickson, Mark Friedman, Helen Leigh, Anna Moench, Amanda Overton

Yellowjackets (Showtime)
Written by Cameron Brent Johnson, Katherine Kearns, Jonathan Lisco, Ashley Lyle, Bart Nickerson, Liz Phang, Ameni Rozsa, Sarah L. Thompson, Chantelle M. Wells


Abbott Elementary (ABC)
Written by Quinta Brunson, Ava Coleman, Riley Dufurrena, Justin Halpern, Joya McCrory, Morgan Murphy, Brittani Nichols, Kate Peterman, Brian Rubenstein, Patrick Schumacker, Justin Tan, Jordan Temple, Garrett Werner

Barry (HBO)
Written by Emma Barrie, Alec Berg, Duffy Boudreau, Bill Hader, Emily Heller, Nicky Hirschhorn, Jason Kim, Liz Sarnoff

The Bear (FX/Hulu)
Written by Karen Joseph Adcock, Joanna Calo, Rene Gube, Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, Alex O’Keefe, Catherine Schetina, Christopher Storer

Hacks (HBO Max)
Written by Lucia Aniello, Jessica Chaffin, Paul W. Downs, Ariel Karlin, Andrew Law, Joe Mande, Aisha Muharrar, Pat Regan, Samantha Riley, Jen Statsky

Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)
Written by Matteo Borghese, Rachel Burger, Kirker Butler, Valentina Garza, Madeleine George, Joshua Allen Griffith, John Hoffman, Noah Levine, Stephen Markley, Kristin Newman, Ben Philippe, Ben Smith, Rob Turbovsky


Abbott Elementary (ABC)
Written by Quinta Brunson, Ava Coleman, Riley Dufurrena, Justin Halpern, Joya McCrory, Morgan Murphy, Brittani Nichols, Kate Peterman, Brian Rubenstein, Patrick Schumacker, Justin Tan, Jordan Temple, Garrett Werner

Andor (Disney+)
Written by Dan Gilroy, Tony Gilroy, Stephen Schiff, Beau Willimon

Bad Sisters (Apple TV+)
Written by Brett Baer, Dave Finkel, Sharon Horgan

The Bear (FX/Hulu)
Written by Karen Joseph Adcock, Joanna Calo, Rene Gube, Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, Alex O’Keefe, Catherine Schetina, Christopher Storer

Severance (Apple TV+)
Written by Chris Black, Andrew Colville, Kari Drake, Dan Erickson, Mark Friedman, Helen Leigh, Anna Moench, Amanda Overton                         


The Dropout (Hulu)
Written by Hilary Bettis, Liz Hannah, Liz Heldens, Dan LeFranc, Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, Matt Lutsky, Elizabeth Meriwether, Wei-Ning Yu

Fleishman Is In Trouble (FX/Hulu)
Written by Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Cindy Chupack, Allison P. Davis, Mike Goldbach, Boo Killebrew

Pam & Tommy (Hulu)
Written by Brooke Baker, Matthew Bass, Theodore Bressman, D.V. DeVincentis, Sarah Gubbins, Robert Siegel

The Staircase (HBO Max)
Written by Aisha Bhoori, Antonio Campos, Maggie Cohn, Aja Gabel, Emily Kaczmarek, Craig Shilowich, Sebastian Silva

The White Lotus (HBO)
Written by Mike White


Heart of the Matter (Hallmark Channel)
Teleplay by Karen Struck and Marcy Holland, Story by Karen Struck

Honor Society (Paramount+)
Written by David A. Goodman

Ray Donovan: The Movie (Showtime)
Written by David Hollander & Liev Schreiber

Torn Hearts (Epix)
Written by Rachel Koller Croft

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (The Roku Channel)
Written by Al Yankovic & Eric Appel


“Girls Just Shauna Have Fun” (The Simpsons), Written by Jeff Westbrook; Fox 
“The Pain Garden” (Tuca & Bertie), Written by Lisa Hanawalt; Adult Swim
“Pixelated and Afraid” (The Simpsons), Written by John Frink, Fox
“Rectify” (Undone), Written by Elijah Aron & Patrick Metcalf; Prime Video
“The Sound of Bleeding Gums” (The Simpsons), Written by Loni Steele Sosthand; Fox
“To Bob, or Not To Bob” (Bob’s Burgers), Written by Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin & Wendy Molyneux; Fox


“A Hard Way to Go” (Ozark), Written by Chris Mundy; Netflix
“The End of Everything” (The Good Fight), Written by Robert King & Michelle King; CBS
“Plan and Execution” (Better Call Saul), Written by Thomas Schnauz; AMC
“The Prick” (Bad Sisters), Teleplay by Sharon Horgan and Dave Finkel & Brett Baer; Apple TV+
“Rock and Hard Place” (Better Call Saul), Written by Gordon Smith; AMC
“The We We Are” (Severance), Written by Dan Erickson; Apple TV+


“The Beginning” (Grace and Frankie), Written by Marta Kauffman & Howard J. Morris; Netflix
“Braciole” (The Bear), Written by Joanna Calo & Christopher Storer; FX Networks  
“Foie Gras” (Julia), Written by Daniel Goldfarb & Chris Keyser; HBO/HBO Max   
“Private School” (What We Do in the Shadows), Written by Ayo Edebiri & Shana Gohd; FX Networks    
“The One, The Only” (Hacks), Written by Lucia Aniello & Paul W. Downs & Jen Statsky; HBO/HBO Max
“Wide Net” (Reservation Dogs), Written by Tazbah Rose Chavez; FX Networks


Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
Head Writers Kristen Bartlett, Sean Alexander Crespo, Mike Drucker; Supervising Writers Joe Grossman, Sahar Rizvi, Alison Zeidman; Writers Samantha Bee, Pat Cassels, Miles Kahn, Michael Rhoa, Chris Thompson, Holly Walker

Hell of a Week with Charlamagne Tha God (Comedy Central)
Writers Cynia Barnwell, Josh Lieb, Charles McBee, Dan McCoy, Lenard McKelvey, Andre D. Thompson

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
Head Writers Molly McNearney, Danny Ricker; Writers Jamie Abrahams, Rory Albanese, Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, Joelle Boucai, Bryan Cook, Blaire Erskine, Devin Field, Gary Greenberg, Josh Halloway, Eric Immerman, Jesse Joyce, Jimmy Kimmel, Greg Martin, Jesse McLaren, Keaton Patti, Louis Virtel, Troy Walker

Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)
Head Writer Alex Baze; Supervising Writers Seth Reiss, Mike Scollins; Closer Look Supervising Writer Sal Gentile; Writers Jermaine Affonso, Karen Chee, Bryan Donaldson, Matt Goldich, Dina Gusovsky, Jenny Hagel, Allison Hord, Mike Karnell, John Lutz, Seth Meyers, Ian Morgan, Seth Reiss, Amber Ruffin, Mike Shoemaker, Ben Warheit, Jeff Wright

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Senior Writers Daniel O’Brien, Owen Parsons, Charlie Redd, Joanna Rothkopf, Seena Vali; Writers Johnathan Appel, Ali Barthwell, Tim Carvell, Liz Hynes, Ryan Ken, Mark Kramer, Sofia Manfredi, John Oliver, Taylor Kay Phillips, Chrissy Shackelford

The Problem with Jon Stewart (Apple TV+)
Head Writer Kristen Acimovic; Writers Henrik Blix, Rob Christensen, Jay Jurden, Alexa Loftus, Tocarra Mallard, Maria Randazzo, Robby Slowik, Jon Stewart, Kasaun Wilson

Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News (Comedy Central)
Head Writers Mike Leech, Zach Smilovitz; Supervising Writers Addison Anderson, Bob Powers; Writers Sarah Caldwell, Stephen Colbert, RJ Fried, Julie Greiner, Ron Metellus, Libby Schreiner, Hannah Wright


Inside Amy Schumer (Paramount+)
Writers Georgie Aldaco, Rosebud Baker, Jeremy Beiler, Cazzie David, Tova Diker, Derek Gaines, Jon Glaser, Jaye McBride, Tim Meadows, Christine Nangle, Daniel Powell, Tami Sagher, Amy Schumer, Joe Strazzullo, Sydnee Washington, Ron Weiner

PAUSE with Sam Jay (HBO)
Writers Emmy Blotnick, Ryan Donahue, Megan Gailey, Sam Jay, Joyelle Johnson, Langston Kerman, Jak Knight, Teresa Lo, Lucy Ortiz, Lorena Russi

Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Head Writers Michael Che, Alison Gates, Colin Jost, Streeter Seidell, Kent Sublette; Senior Writer Bryan Tucker; Writers James Anderson, Rosebud Baker, Dan Bulla, Mike DiCenzo, Billy Domineau, James Downey, Alex English, Jimmy Fowlie, Martin Herlihy, John Higgins, Steve Higgins, Vannessa Jackson, Erik Kenward, Tesha Kondrat, Ben Marshall, Lorne Michaels, Jake Nordwind, Clare O’Kane, Ceara O’Sullivan, Simon Rich, Ben Silva, John Solomon, Will Stephen, Nicole Sun, Auguste White, Celeste Yim; Weekend Update Head Writer Pete Schultz; Weekend Update Writers Megan Callahan-Shah, Dennis McNicholas, Josh Patten, KC Shornima; Mark Steinbach


The National Memorial Day Concert 2022 (PBS)
Written by Kirk Ellis, Jon Macks Special; Material Written by Rita Brent

Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration (Netflix)
Head Writers Matt Roberts, Beth Sherman Writers Rita Brent, Page Hurwitz, Carey O’Donnell; Special Material Written by Guy Branum, Chris Sartinsky, Louis Virtel

The Problem with Jon Stewart: Election Wrap-Up Special (Apple TV+)
Head Writer Kristen Acimovic; Writers Henrik Blix, Rob Christensen, Jay Jurden, Alexa Loftus, Tocarra Mallard, Robby Slowik, Maria Randazzo, Jon Stewart, Kasaun Wilson

Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel (HBO)
Written by Jerrod Carmichael


Baking It (Peacock)
Writers Neil Casey, Chad Carter, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino

Capital One College Bowl (NBC)
Head Writer Harry Friedman; Writers Jason Antoniewicz, Alan Bailey, Eli Bauman, Patricia A. Cotter, Riham El-Ounsi, Joyce Ikemi, Joey Ortega, Chris Sturgeon

Jeopardy! (ABC)
Head Writers Michele Loud, Billy Wisse; Writers Michael Davies, John Duarte, Mark Gaberman, Debbie Griffin, Robert McClenaghan, Jim Rhine

Weakest Link (NBC)
Head Writer Ann Slichter; Writers Chip Dornell, Joyce Ikemi, Stuart Krasnow, Jon Macks, Meggie McFadden, Ryan O’Dowd, Veronica Penn-Turner, Scott Saltzburg, Aaron Solomon, Doug Shaffer, Grant Taylor


Days of Our Lives (NBC)
Head Writer Ron Carlivati; Writers Lorraine Broderick, Jazmen Darnell Brown, Joanna Cohen, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Cheryl Davis, Kirk Doering, Christopher Dunn, Jamey Giddens, David Kreizman, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine D. Schock


“A Perilous Journey” (The Mysterious Benedict Society), Written by Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi; Disney+
“Thursday” (Life by Ella), Written by Vincent Brown; Apple TV+
“Pilot” (Amber Brown), Written by Bonnie Hunt; Apple TV+
“Prison or Palace” (Life by Ella), Written by Hernan Barangan; Apple TV+
“Test Subject Thirteen” (Circuit Breakers), Written by Melody Fox; Apple TV+


Breakwater, Written by Zach Craley; Snapchat
Carpool Karaoke: The Series, Head Writer David Young; Writer Casey Stewart; Apple TV+
Three Busy Debras, Written by Sandy Honig, Mitra Jouhari, Sarah Sherman, Alyssa Stonoha, Diana Tay, Evan Waite; Adult Swim


“Episode Two: Resilience” (Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness), Written by David Blistein; PBS

“Inside the Alleged Sexual Assault Cover Up in Charlotte Schools” (Vice News Tonight), Written by Arlissa Norman, Carter Sherman, Gilad Thaler;

“Lies, Politics and Democracy” (Frontline), Written by Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser; PBS


“Episode Two: An American (1775 – 1790)” (Benjamin Franklin), Written by Dayton Duncan; PBS
“Episode One: The Golden Door (Beginnings – 1938)” (The U.S. and the Holocaust), Written by Geoffrey C. Ward; PBS
Lucy and Desi, Written by Mark Monroe; Prime Video
“Ocean Invaders” (Nova), Written by Jeff Boedeker; PBS
“Pelosi’s Power” (Frontline), Written by Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser; PBS
“Plague at the Golden Gate” (American Experience), Written by Susan Kim; PBS


“Massacre in Buffalo” (CBS Weekend News), Written by J. Craig Wilson & Claudine Cleophat; CBS News

“Shooting At Robb Elementary” (World News Tonight with David Muir), Written by David Muir, Dave Bloch, Karen Mooney; ABC News

“Special Edition: From the Ukraine Border” (World News Tonight with David Muir), Written by David Muir, Dave Bloch, Karen Mooney; ABC News    

“The Water Crisis in Jackson, Mississippi” (CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell), Written by James Hutton, Rob Rivielle; CBS News


“Battle for Ukraine” (20/20), Written by David Muir, Karen Mooney, Dave Bloch; ABC News    

“City of Lions” (60 Minutes), Written by Scott Pelley, Nicole Young, Kristin Steve; CBS News

“The Green Jacket – Golf’s Ultimate Prize” (CBS Saturday Morning), Written by Daniel Elias & Dana Jacobson; CBS News

“Harvest of War” (60 Minutes), Written by Scott Pelley, Nicole Young, Kristin Steve; CBS News

“The Longest Running Oil Spill” (60 Minutes), Written by Jon Wertheim and Oriana Zill de Granados; CBS News

“Targeting Americans” (60 Minutes), Written by Scott Pelley, Oriana Zill de Granados; CBS News


“America’s Only LGBTQ Historic District Is Falling Apart,” Written by Leo Rocha;        

“How Oregon’s Prison System Retaliated Against Its Most Effective Jailhouse Lawyer,” Written by Jessica Schulberg;

“I Spent 72 Depraved Hours Searching for the Gnarliest Dive Bar in Las Vegas,” Written by Drew Schwartz;        

“The Most Unexpected Consequence of the Texas Abortion Ban,” Written by Christina Cauterucci;

“The Pivot to Web3 Is Going to Get People Hurt,” Written by Maxwell Strachan;         

“What’s so scary about a transgender child?” Written by Emily St. James;


“Dr. GIFT” (One Year: 1995), Written by Christina Cauterucci; Slate

“Like a Lion With No Teeth” (Crime Show), Written by Emma Courtland & Cat Schuknecht; Gimlet Media

“Making Sense: How Sound Becomes Hearing” (Unexplainable), Written by Noam Hassenfeld; Vox Media Podcast Network

“The Most Famous Poet No One Remembers” (Decoder Ring), Written by Dan Kois; Slate

“No Peace” (Slow Burn: The L.A. Riots), Written by Joel Anderson; Slate

“The Ultimate Field Trip” (One Year: 1986), Written by Evan Chung; Slate

“The War in Jennifer Weiss” (Crime Show), Written by Emma Courtland; Gimlet Media


“CBS World News Roundup,” Written by Paul Farry and Steve Kathan; CBS Radio
“Hail And Farewell: Saluting 5 Who Made A Difference,” Written by Gail Lee; CBS Radio
“Newsline – 11am 9/9/22,” Written by Philip Pilato; 1010 WINS Radio
“Remembering The Transistor Kid,” Written by Thomas Sabella; CBS Radio
“World News This Week – Week of September 9, 2022,” Written by Joy Piazza; ABC News Radio
“World News This Year 2021,” Written by Robert Hawley; ABC News Radio


“2021 Law and Justice Year End Reports,” Written by Robert Hawley; ABC News Radio
“Was the Women’s March Successful?” (The Waves), Written by Christina Cauterucci; Slate
“WCBS Author Talks Summer Reads,” Written by Lisa Tschernkowitsch; WCBS Radio
“What I Wish I Knew Before I Started IVF” (The Waves), Written by Cheyna Roth; Slate
“You Will Be Found: The Impact of Dear Evan Hansen” (“Somalia Suffering From Starvation,” Perspective), Written by D.J. Moran; ABC Audio


“Amazon Bessemer Campaign: This Time I’m Voting YES; Union Difference; Union YES,” Written by Desireena Almoradie, Angad Bhalla, Adrianna Hernandez-Stewart; Facebook

“CBS Celebrates Juneteenth,” Written by Justin DiLauro; CBS News

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