At Saturday’s WGA Awards, “Modern Family” ended the three-year winning streak of “30 Rock” for comedy series which had to settle for a third straight win for best-written comedy episode.
“Mad Men” won both drama categories of series and episode. While it was the third year in a row for the series prize, this marked the first episodic writing win after three bids.
HBO won best new series with “Boardwalk Empire” and both long form races — original (“The Special Relationship”) and adapted (“The Pacific,” Part 8).
“The Colbert Report” won the variety series award while the “National Memorial Day Concert” was the best variety special. “Futurama won its first animation award and the now-cancelled “As the World Turns” was named best-written daytime drama for a third and final time.
CBS won both news writing awards — for “Sunday Morning” (scheduled/breaking/bulletin) and “60 MInutes” (feature/analysis/commentary) — while PBS prevailed in both documentary races — “Flying Cheap/Frontline” (current events) and “Wyatt Earp/American Experience” (non-current events).