The Writers Guild Voters Fall For Her

And Captain Phillips sails away with the Adapted prize

The Writers Guild Voters Fall For Her

by James White |
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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

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