'Juno,' 'The Wire' Earn WGA Honors
'No Country for Old Men' also wins guild award
Because of the strike, the guild opted not to have its usual formal ceremony this year. Writers in Los Angeles were gathered to discuss their tentative deal with the studios, while the guild's East Coast branch held a casual event.
Diablo Cody took home the award for best original screenplay for "Juno," the comedy about a pregnant teenager and her attempts to find a home for her unborn child. Joel and Ethan Coen also won for their adaptation of "No Country for Old Men," which is among the leading Oscar nominees. Both films have a slew of critics' awards already on their shelves.
In the TV categories, HBO's "The Wire" won the honor for best dramatic series, and "30 Rock" continued its recent awards run with the honor for best comedy series. Episodes of "The Sopranos" and "The Office" took honors for episodic drama and comedy.
Winners at the 2008 WGA Awards:
Original screenplay: Diablo Cody, "Juno"
Adapted screenplay: Joel and Ethan Coen, "No Country for Old Men"
Documentary screenplay: Alex Gibney, "Taxi to the Dark Side"
Dramatic series: "The Wire"
Comedy series: "30 Rock"
New series: "Mad Men"
Comedy/variety series: "The Colbert Report"
Episodic drama: Terence Winter, "The Second Coming" ("The Sopranos")
Episodic comedy: Paul Lieberstein and Michael Schur, "The Job" ("The Office")
Animation: Jeff Westbrook, "Kill Gil Volumes 1&2" ("The Simpsons")
Long-form original: Bryce Zabel and Jackie Zabel, "Pandemic"
Long-form adaptation: Ken Nolan, "The Company"
Daytime serial: "The Young and the Restless"
Children's episodic/special: "Look Who's Not Talking" ("Flight 29 Down")