The Writers Guild Voters Fall For Her

And Captain Phillips sails away with the Adapted prize


Spike Jonze and his script for techno-romance Her got a real boost in their awards chances this weekend, as the film scored the Writers Guild Award for Original Screenplay, beating the likes of American Hustle, Blue Jasmine and Dallas Buyers Club.

Captain Phillips, adapted by Billy Ray from the titular sailor’s book (co-written with Stephan Talty), took home the Adapted Screenplay prize, while Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell scored a welcome gong for Documentary Screenplay.

There was little surprise at the Drama Series winner, as Breaking Bad easily took home both the main category and the Episodic Drama award, which went to Gennifer Hutchison for the episode Confessions. Veep took Comedy Series, while 30 Rock’s Hogcock! (written by Jack Burditt and Robert Carlock) got the Episodic Comedy prize. The Colbert Report was the big winner at Comedy/Variety and Netflix’s House Of Cards won New Series. The Last Of Us, the video game we called “the best film of the year (that wasn’t actually a film)" walked away with the Videogame gong.

The list of main categories is below; head here for the full list.

Original Screenplay
Her – Spike Jonze
American Hustle – Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
Blue Jasmine – Woody Allen
Dallas Buyers Club – Craig Borten and Melissa Wallack
Nebraska – Bob Nelson

Adapted Screenplay
Captain Phillips – Billy Ray
August: Osage County – Tracy Letts
Before Midnight – Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke
Lone Survivor – Peter Berg
The Wolf Of Wall Street – Terence Winter

Documentary Screenplay
Stories We Tell - Sarah Polley
Dirty Wars – Jeremy Scahill and David Riker
Herblock – The Black & The White – Sara Lukinson and Michael Stevens
No Place On Earth – Janet Tobias and Paul Laikin
We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks – Alex Gibney

Drama Series
Breaking Bad
The Good Wife
House Of Cards
Mad Men

Comedy Series
30 Rock
Modern Family
Parks And Recreation
Orange Is The New Black

Daytime Drama
Days Of Our Lives
General Hospital
The Young And The Restless

New Series
House Of Cards
The Americans
Masters Of Sex
Orange Is The New Black
Ray Donovan

The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With John Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Saturday Night Live