FX Scripts Big WGA Awards Night

FX’s freshman series Atlanta helped the network take home the most Writer’s Guild Awards of any television or streaming network during Sunday’s awards ceremonies.

FX won four WGA Awards, including two for Atlanta, which won for best comedy series and best new series. The network’s The Americans won best Drama Series and it’s the People V. O.J. Simpson won for best Adapted Long Form show, according to the WGA.

HBO, Netflix, NBC, PBS and CBS all won multiple WGA Awards during the event.

WGA Award Winners In The Television Category Are As Follows:

Drama Series

The Americans – FX

Comedy Series

Atlanta – FX

New Series

Atlanta – FX

Original Long Form

Confirmation – HBO

Adapted Long Form

The People V O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story – FX


BoJack Horseman – Netflix (“Stop The Presses”)

Episodic Drama

 This Is us – NBC (“The Trip”)

Episodic Comedy

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Netflix (“Kimmy Goes On A Playdate!”)

Comedy/Variety Talk Series

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver – HBO

Comedy/Variety Sketch Series

 Saturday Night Live – NBC

Comedy/Variety Specials

Triumph The Primary Election Special 2016 – Hulu

Quiz And Audience Participation

Hollywood Game Night – NBC

Daytime Drama

General Hospital – ABC

Children’s Episodic

Gortimer Gibbon’s Life On Normal Street – Amazon (“Mel vs. The Night Mare Of Normal Street”)

Children’s Long Form

Once Upon A Sesame Christmas – HBO

Documentary Script – Current Events

Frontline – PBS (“The Choice 2016”)

Frontline – PBS (“Inside Assad’s Syria”)

Documentary Script – Other Than Current Events

Jackie Robinson – PBS (Part 1)

TV News Script – Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin or Breaking Report

48 Hours – CBS (“Muhammad Ali: Remembering A Legend”)

TV News Script – Analysis, Feature Or Commentary

CBS Sunday Morning – CBS (“CBS Sunday Morning Almanac”)

R. Thomas Umstead

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