The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) announced the winners of the 2010 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for screen, television, radio, news, promotional, and videogame writing at simultaneous ceremonies at the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City and the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

Screen Winners

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

The Hurt Locker
Written by Mark Boal; Summit Entertainment  

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY  

Up in the Air
Screenplay by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner; Based upon the novel by Walter Kirn; Paramount Pictures

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY  

The Cove
Written by Mark Monroe; Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions

Television Winners

DRAMA SERIES  

Mad Men
Written by Lisa Albert, Andrew Colville, Kater Gordon, Cathryn Humphris, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Brett Johnson, Erin Levy, Marti Noxon, Frank Pierson, Robin Veith, Dahvi Waller, Matthew Weiner; AMC  

COMEDY SERIES  

30 Rock
Written by Jack Burditt, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Tom Ceraulo, Vali Chandrasekaran, Tina Fey, Donald Glover, Steve Hely, Matt Hubbard, Dylan Morgan, Paula Pell, Jon Pollack, John Riggi, Tami Sagher, Josh Siegal, Ron Weiner, Tracey Wigfield; NBC

NEW SERIES  

Modern Family
Written by Paul Corrigan, Sameer Gardezi, Joe Lawson, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Dan O ' Shannon, Brad Walsh, Caroline Williams, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker; ABC

EPISODIC DRAMA – any length – one airing time  

“Broken, Part 1 and Part 2” (House)
Written by Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner & David Foster & David Shore; Fox

EPISODIC COMEDY – any length – one airing time

(**TIE**)

“Apollo, Apollo” (30 Rock)
Written by Robert Carlock; NBC  

“Pilot” (Modern Family)
Written by Steven Levitan & Christopher Lloyd; ABC

LONG FORM – ORIGINAL – over one hour – one or two parts, one or two airing times  

Georgia O’Keeffe
Written by Michael Cristofer; Lifetime

LONG FORM – ADAPTATION – over one hour – one or two parts, one or two airing times

Taking Chance
Teleplay by Lieutenant Colonel Michael R. Strobl, USMC (Ret.) and Ross Katz, Based on the short story by Lieutenant Colonel Michael R. Strobl, USMC (Ret.); HBO

ANIMATION – any length – one airing time  

“Wedding for Disaster” (The Simpsons)
Written by Joel H. Cohen; Fox

COMEDY / VARIETY – (INCLUDING TALK) SERIES

(**TIE**)

Saturday Night Live
Head Writer: Seth Meyers, Writers Doug Abeles, James Anderson, Alex Baze, Jessica Conrad, James Downey, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, John Lutz, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Paula Pell, Simon Rich, Marika Sawyer, Akiva Schaffer, John Solomon, Emily Spivey, Kent Sublette, Jorma Taccone, Bryan Tucker, Additional Sketch by Adam McKay, Andrew Steele; NBC  

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Head Writer: Steve Bodow,  Writers Rory Albanese, Kevin Bleyer, Rich Blomquist, Tim Carvell, Wyatt Cenac, Hallie Haglund, JR Havlan, David Javerbaum, Elliott Kalan, Josh Lieb, Sam Means, Jo Miller, John Oliver, Daniel Radosh, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart; Comedy Central

COMEDY / VARIETY – MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES – SPECIALS

Film Independent’s 2009 Spirit Awards
Written by Billy Kimball, Neil MacLennan; IFC/AMC

DAYTIME SERIAL  

The Young and the Restless
Written by Amanda L. Beall, Tom Casiello, Lisa Connor, Janice Ferri Esser, Eric Freiwald, Jay Gibson, Scott Hamner, Marla Kanelos, Beth Milstein, Natalie Minardi Slater, Melissa Salmons, Linda Schreiber, James Stanley, Sandra Weintraub, Teresa Zimmerman; CBS

CHILDREN'S EPISODIC & SPECIALS  

“Welcome to the Jungle” (The Troop)
Written by Max Burnett; Nickelodeon  

CHILDREN’S SCRIPT – LONG FORM OR SPECIAL  

Another Cinderella Story
Written by Erik Patterson, Jessica Scott; ABC Family

DOCUMENTARY – CURRENT EVENTS  

“The Madoff Affair” (Frontline)
Written by Marcela Gaviria, Martin Smith; PBS  

DOCUMENTARY – OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS  

“The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer” (American Experience)
Written by David Grubin; PBS  

NEWS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN OR BREAKING REPORT

World News with Charles Gibson
Written by Lee Kamlet, Julia Kathan, Joel Siegel; ABC

NEWS – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY  

“A Private War: Expose: America’s Investigative Reports” (Bill Moyers Journal)
Written by Thomas M. Jennings; PBS

Radio Winners

DOCUMENTARY  

2008 Year in Review
Written by Gail Lee; CBS

NEWS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED OR BREAKING

World News This Week − July 11, 2009
Written by Darren Reynolds; ABC Radio  

NEWS – ANALYSIS, FEATURE OR COMMENTARY  

Paul Harvey: An American Life
Written by Stu Chamberlain; ABC Radio

Promotional Writing and Graphic Animation Winners

ON-AIR PROMOTION (RADIO OR TELEVISION)  

“Vegas” (Dateline), “The Wanted” Promo, NBC Nightly News Promo, “Iran” (Dateline), “Cheat” (Dateline)
Written by Barry Fitzsimmons; NBC 

TELEVISION GRAPHIC ANIMATION

“Hudson Splashdown” (CBS Evening News with Katie Couric)
David M. Rosen, Shannon L. Toma; CBS  

VIDEOGAME WRITING  

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Written by Amy Hennig; Sony Computer Entertainment