2020 WGA Awards Nominations

On January 6, 2020, the Writers Guild of America announced the nominees for its WGA Awards. The winners will be announced on February 1, 2020. The women nominees are:

FILM

Original Screenplay
  • 1917, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
  • BOOKSMART, Emily Halpern & Sarah HaskinsSusanna FogelKatie Silberman
Adapted Screenplay
  • LITTLE WOMEN, Greta Gerwig
Documentary Screenplay
  • THE KINGMAKER, Lauren Greenfield

RADIO/AUDIO NOMINEES

Radio/Audio News Script – Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin, or Breaking Report
  • “Hail and Farewell: Remembering Some Headline Makers,” Gail Lee
  • “World News This Week, August 9, 2019,” Stephanie Pawlowski
  • “World News This Week, September 13, 2019,” Joan B. Harris
Radio/Audio News Script – Analysis, Feature, or Commentary
  • “The Enduring Legacy of Jackie Kennedy Onassis,” Dianne E. JamesGail Lee
  • “Woodstock: Back to the Garden,” Gail Lee

PROMOTIONAL WRITING NOMINEES

On Air Promotion
  • “CBS Promos,” Molly Neylan
  • “Star Trek: Picard” and “All Rise Promos,” Jessica Katzenstein

TELEVISION, NEW MEDIA, AND NEWS

Drama Series
  • “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Marissa Jo CerarYahlin ChangNina FioreDorothy FortenberryJacey HeldrichLynn Renee MacxyKira Snyder
  • “Mindhunter,” Pamela CederquistLiz HannahCourtenay MilesRuby Rae Spiegel
  • “Succession,” Alice BirchMary LawsLucy PrebbleGeorgia PritchettSusan Soon He Stanton
  • “Watchmen,” Lila ByockChristal HenryClaire KiechelJanine NabersStacy Osei-KuffourCarly Wray
Comedy Series
  • “Barry,” Emily HellerElizabeth Sarnoff
  • “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Kate FodorAlison LeibyAmy Sherman-Palladino
  • “PEN15,” Maya ErskineAnna KonkleStacy Osei-KuffourJessica Watson
  • “Russian Doll,” Jocelyn BiohFlora BirnbaumCirocco Dunlap, Leslye HeadlandNatasha LyonneAmy PoehlerTami SagherAllison Silverman
  • “Veep,” Gabrielle Allan-GreenbergRachel AxlerEmilia BarrosseJennifer CrittendenGeorgia PritchettLeila Strachan
New Series
  • “Dead To Me,” Rebecca AddelmanNjeri BrownLiz FeldmanKelly HutchinsonEmma RathboneKate Robin
  • “PEN15,” Maya ErskineAnna KonkleStacy Osei-KuffourJessica Watson
  • “Russian Doll,” Jocelyn BiohFlora BirnbaumCirocco Dunlap, Leslye HeadlandNatasha LyonneAmy PoehlerTami SagherAllison Silverman
  • “Watchmen,” Lila ByockChristal HenryClaire KiechelJanine NabersStacy Osei-KuffourCarly Wray
  • “What We Do in the Shadows,” Stefani RobinsonMarika Sawyer
Original Long Form
  • “The Terror: Infamy,” Alessandra DiMonaShannon GossNaomi IizukaDanielle Roderick
  • “True Detective,” Alessandra DiMona
Adapted Long Form
  • “Fosse/Verdon,” Debora CahnCharlotte StoudtTracey Scott Wilson
  • “The Loudest Voice,” Laura EasonJennifer Stahl
  • “Unbelievable,” Susannah GrantBecky ModeJennifer SchuurAyelet Waldman
Episodic Drama
  • Mirror Mirror, “The OA,” Claire Kiechel
  • Our Little Island Girl, “This Is Us,” Eboni Freeman
Episodic Comedy
  • Here’s Where We Get Off, “Orange is the New Black,” Jenji Kohan
  • It’s Comedy or Cabbage, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Amy Sherman-Palladino
  • Pilot, “Dead to Me,” Liz Feldman
Comedy/Variety Talk Series
  • “Conan,” Jessie GaskellLaurie Kilmartin
  • “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” Head Writer: Melinda Taub; Writing Supervised by Nicole Silverberg; Writers: Samantha BeeKristen BartlettSahar Rizvi; Special Material by: Allison Silverman
  • “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” Senior Writers: Jill TwissJuli Weiner; Writer: Seena Vali
  • “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” Karen CheeDina GusovskyJenny HagelAllison HordAmber Ruddin
  • “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” Head Writer: Lauren Greenberg; Writers: Caroline GoldfarbOlivia HarewoodKayleigh LambCeCe Pleasants
  • “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Ariel DumasEliana KwartlerKate SidleyJen Spyra
Comedy/Variety Specials
  • “Desi Lydic: Abroad,” Lauren Sarver Means
  • “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Presents: Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Part 2,” Head Writer: Melinda Taub; Writing Supervised by Nicole Silverberg; Writers: Samantha BeeKristen BartlettSahar Rizvi; Special Material by Allison Silverman
  • “The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2019,” Head Writers: Lauren Greenberg; Writers: Caroline GoldfarbCeCe Pleasants
Comedy/Variety Sketch Series
  • “At Home with Amy Sedaris,” Amy SedarisAllison Silverman
  • “Saturday Night Live,” Supervising Writers: Anna Drezen, Fran GillespieSudi Green; Writers: Megan CallahanEmma ClarkAlison GatesJasmine PierceKatie RichMarika Sawyer
Quiz and Audience Participation
  • “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?,” Rosemarie DiSalvo
  • “Hollywood Game Night,” Head Writer: Ann Slichter; Writers: Allie Kokesh
  • “Jeopardy!,” Debbie GriffinMichele Loud
  • “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” Patricia A. CotterAnn Slichter
Daytime Drama
  • “Days of Our Lives,” Lorraine BroderickJoanna CohenCarolyn CullitonRebecca McCartyBetsy SnyderKatie Schock
  • “General Hospital,” Head Writer: Shelly Altman; Associate Head Writer: Anna T. Cascio; Writers: Barbara BloomSuzanne FlynnCharlotte GibsonKate HallElizabeth Korte
  • “The Young and the Restless,” Amanda L. BeallSara BibelAnnie ComptonSara EndsleyJanice Ferri EsserMellinda HensleyAnne SchoettleNatalie Minardi SlaterTeresa Zimmerman
Children’s Episodic, Long Form, and Specials
  • It’s Just… Weird, “Alexa & Katie,” Romi Barta
  • Remember How This All Started?, “Family Reunion,” Meg DeLoatch
  • Stupid Binder, “Alexa & Katie,” Nancy Cohen
Documentary Script – Current Events
  • Coal’s Deadly Dust, “Frontline,” Elaine McMillion Sheldon
News Script – Analysis, Feature, or Commentary
  • Atlanta, EP. 3, “A King’s Place,” Jessica Moulite
  • Fly Like An Eagle, “60 Minutes,” Katie Kerbstadt JacobsonNicole Young
  • “‘Tis the Season: Here’s How Jesus Became So Widely Accepted as White,” Felice LeónAshley Velez
  • “Toxic Water Crisis Still Haunts New York Town,” Lena Jackson
Digital News
  • “A Gridiron of Their Own,” Kelsey McKinney
  • “Stories About My Brother,” Prachi Gupta