Wes Anderson, Louis CK top WGA Awards for 2015

Wes Anderson and Louis CK won top prizes in comedy for movies and TV, respectively, at this past weekend’s Writers Guild Awards.

Anderson took home best original screenplay for The Grand Budapest Hotel, where he’s also up for that award and others at this coming weekend’s Oscars.

Louis CK, meanwhile, scored wins in both overall comedy TV series and best comedy TV episode for his most recent season of Louie on FX. In episodic comedy, many TV critics predicted correctly when it aired that the Louie episode “So Did The Fat Lady” would pull in plaudits come award season.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver proved it’s playing with the big boys and girls in comedy/talk/variety series, as its rookie season on HBO produced a WGA win for writers Kevin Avery, Tim Carvell, Dan Gurewitch, Geoff Haggerty, Jeff Maurer, John Oliver, Scott Sherman, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, and Juli Weiner.

In comedy/variety specials, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and the gang who wrote The Golden Globes won trophies for the 71st annual edition (which aired in 2014) for Barry Adelman, Alex Baze, Dave Boone, Robert Carlock, Fey, Jon Macks, Sam Means, Seth Meyers, Poehler, and Mike Shoemaker.

The night’s other big WGA win went to Brian Kelly in animation for penning the “Brick Like Me” episode of The Simpsons.

Congrats, everybody!

Sean L. McCarthy

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