Watch Kristen Schaal open the 2011 WGA Awards, and congrats to this year’s comedy-writing winners

The Writers Guild of America handed out its annual awards last night in simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.

Modern Family co-stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet hosted the West Coast show, while Kristen Schaal hosted from NYC and opened with some jokes as well as a song-and-dance number, which you can watch:


And now for the awards in comedy writing…


Modern Family, Written by Jerry Collins, Paul Corrigan, Alex Herschlag, Abraham Higginbotham, Elaine Ko, Joe Lawson, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Dan O'Shannon, Jeffrey Richman, Brad Walsh, Ilana Wernick, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker; ABC

EPISODIC COMEDY ‚Äì any length ‚Äì one airing time  

‚ÄúWhen It Rains, It Pours‚Äù (30 Rock), Written by Robert Carlock; NBC


ANIMATION ‚Äì any length ‚Äì one airing time  

‚ÄúThe Prisoner of Benda‚Äù (Futurama), Written by Ken Keeler; Comedy Central


The Colbert Report, Writers: Barry Julien, Dan Guterman, Eric Drysdale, Frank Lesser, Glenn Eichler, Jay Katsir, Max Werner, Meredith Scardino, Michael Brumm, Opus Moreschi, Peter Gwinn, Rich Dahm, Rob Dubbin, Scott Sherman, Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell, Peter Grosz, Paul Dinello; Comedy Central



‚ÄúStrip Pong,‚Äù ‚ÄúTear Jerks,‚Äù ‚ÄúBrainstorm,‚Äù (Frank vs. Lutz), Written by Jon Haller; 30 Rock New Media,

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6 thoughts on “Watch Kristen Schaal open the 2011 WGA Awards, and congrats to this year’s comedy-writing winners

  1. Awards increase the confidence and dignity if deserving talented celebs.. 2011 Writers Guild Awards is a musical kick-off…really in it, kristen schaal hosted from NYC..and she has done mind blowing and nice hosting on her part.Good.

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