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“Sunshine,” “The Departed” take WGA Prizes on Busiest Award Night Ever Dixie Chicks
HOLLYWOOD, CA (rushprnews) 02/11/07 — In a lively award night that saw the Dixie Chicks top the Grammys and “The Queen” crowned at the British Film Academy awards, another prize drama played out as “The Departed” and “Little Miss Sunshine” took top honors at the Writers Guild Awards.


Setting up the final showdown for Best Picture at the Oscars, the leading contenders each won a WGA award as William Monaham took adapted screenplay bows for penning the Martin Scorsese-directed “The Departed” and Michael Arndt was feted for best original script on “Sunshine.”
The bi-coastal awards for writing achievements for screen, television and radio were hosted By Tina Fey at New York’s Hudson Theatre and Robert Wuhl in L.A. at the Century Plaza Hotel. East Coast presenters included Alec Baldwin, Matthew Broderick, Griffin Dunne, Harvey Fierstein, John Leguizamo, Sarah Jessica Parker and Andy Rooney. The Left Coast party included presenters Morgan Freeman, Antwone Fisher, Robert Towne.
Writers for “The Sopranos,” “The Office” and “Ugly Betty” took top TV honors in the drama, comedy and new series categories.

-By Jeffrey Jolson

COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS 2007 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS
SCREEN WINNERS
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Little Miss Sunshine, Written by Michael Arndt, Fox Searchlight Pictures
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Departed, Screenplay by William Monahan, Based on the Motion Picture Infernal Affairs, Written by Alan Mak and Felix Chong, Warner Bros. Pictures
DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY
Deliver Us from Evil, Written by Amy Berg, Lionsgate Entertainment
TELEVISION WINNERS
DRAMATIC SERIES
The Sopranos, Written by Mitchell Burgess, David Chase, Diane Frolov, Robin Green, Andrew Schneider, Matthew Weiner, Terence Winter; HBO
COMEDY SERIES
The Office, Written by Steve Carell, Jennifer Celotta, Greg Daniels, Lee Eisenberg, Brent Forrester, Ricky Gervais, Mindy Kaling, Paul Lieberstein, Stephen Merchant, B.J. Novak, Michael Schur, Gene Stupnitsky; NBC
NEW SERIES
Ugly Betty, Written by Veronica Becker, Oliver Goldstick, Silvio Horta, Sarah Kucserka, Sheila Lawrence, Cameron Litvack, Myra Jo Martino, Jim Parriott, Marco Pennette, Dailyn Rodriguez, Don Todd; ABC
EPISODIC DRAMA – any length – one airing time
Pilot (Big Love), Witten by Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer; HBO
EPISODIC COMEDY – any length – one airing time
Casino Night (The Office), Written by Steve Carell; NBC
LONG FORM – ORIGINAL – over one hour – one or two parts, one or two airing times
Flight 93, Written by Nevin Schreiner; A&E
ANIMATION – any length – one airing time
The Italian Bob (The Simpsons), Written by John Frink; FOX
COMEDY/VARIETY – MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES – SPECIALS – any length
The National Memorial Day Concert, Written by Joan Meyerson; PBS
COMEDY/VARIETY – (Including Talk) SERIES
Saturday Night Live, Head Writers Tina Fey, Seth Meyers, Andrew Steele; Writers Doug Abeles, James Anderson, Alex Baze, Liz Cackowski, Charlie Grandy, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, John Lutz, Lorne Michaels, Matt Murray, Paula Pell, Akiva Schaffer, Frank Sebastiano, T. Sean Shannon, Robert Smigel, JB Smoove, Emily Spivey, Jorma Taccone, Bryan Tucker; Additional sketches by Mike Schwartz, Kristin Gore; NBC
DAYTIME SERIALS
As the World Turns, Written by Jean Passanante, Leah Laiman, Christopher Whitesell, Courtney Simon, Anna Cascio, Lisa Connor, Paula Cwikly, Hogan Sheffer, Judy Tate, Bettina Bradbury, Richard Culliton, Susan Dansby, Judy Donato, Josh Griffith, Elizabeth Page, Melissa Salmons, Charlotte Gibson; CBS
CHILDREN’S EPISODIC & SPECIALS
Premiere (Just for Kicks), Written by Alana Sanko; Nickelodeon
DOCUMENTARY – CURRENT EVENTS
The Dark Side, Written by Michael Kirk; PBS Frontline
DOCUMENTARY – OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS
Marie Antoinette, Written by David Grubin; PBS
NEWS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN OR BREAKING REPORT
Remembering Lou Rawls, Written by Jonathan Kaplan; CBS News
NEWS – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY
Crisis Mismanagement (America’s Investigative Reports), Written by Tom M. Jennings; PBS
RADIO WINNERS
NEWS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED
World News This Week, Written by Jeffrey Veatch; ABC
NEWS – ANALYSIS, FEATURE OR COMMENTARY
America’s Heroes: Triumph and Inspiration, Written by Stu Chamberlain; ABC
PROMOTION WRITING AND GRAPHIC ART WINNERS
ON-AIR PROMOTION (RADIO OR TELEVISION)
A Playwright’s Genius, Enter the New World, Inside Law and Order, My Grandmother’s Garden,The Quill Awards: Write it Down, The Russians are Coming, Written by Michelle Straebler; WNBC
TELEVISION GRAPHIC ART
Courtroom Sketching, William J. Hennessy Jr.; ABC
TELEVISION GRAPHIC ANIMATION
Saturday Early Show, Monica DiNatale Eureyecko; CBS