75th Writers Guild of America Awards - Wikipedia

75th WGA Awards
DateMarch 5, 2023
Organized byWriters Guild of America, East and the Writers Guild of America West

The 75th Writers Guild of America Awards were held on March 5, 2023, to honor the best writing in film, television and radio of 2022.[1] The nominees for television and radio were announced on January 11, 2023, while the nominees for the film categories were announced on January 25, 2023.[2][3]

The ceremony was hosted by American actress and comedian Janelle James.[4]

Winners and nominees[edit]



Limited Series
TV & New Media Motion Pictures
  • Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel (HBO/HBO Max) – Written by Jerrod Carmichael
    • The National Memorial Day Concert 2022 (PBS) – Written by Kirk Ellis and Jon Macks; Special Material Written by Rita Brent
    • The Problem with Jon Stewart: Election Wrap-Up Special (Apple TV+) – Head Writer: Kristen Acimovic; Writers: Henrik Blix, Rob Christensen, Jay Jurden, Alexa Loftus, Tocarra Mallard, Robby Slowik, Maria Randazzo, Jon Stewart and Kasaun Wilson
    • Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration (Netflix) – Head Writers: Matt Roberts and Beth Sherman; Writers: Rita Brent, Page Hurwitz and Carey O'Donnell; Special Material Written by Guy Branum, Chris Sartinsky and Louis Virtel
Quiz and Audience Participation
  • Days of Our Lives (NBC) – Head Writer: Ron Carlivati; Writers: Lorraine Broderick, Jazmen Darnell Brown, Joanna Cohen, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Cheryl Davis, Kirk Doering, Christopher Dunn, Jamey Giddens, David Kreizman, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine D. Schock
Short Form New Media



  • "Lies, Politics and Democracy" – Frontline (PBS) – Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser
    • "Episode Two: Resilience" – Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness (PBS) – David Blistein
    • "Inside the Alleged Sexual Assault Cover Up in Charlotte Schools" – Vice News Tonight (Vice.com) – Arlissa Norman, Carter Sherman, Gilad Thaler


News Script – Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin, or Breaking Report
News Script – Analysis, Feature, or Commentary
Digital News
  • "How Oregon's Prison System Retaliated Against Its Most Effective Jailhouse Lawyer" (HuffPost.com) – Jessica Schulberg
    • "America's Only LGBTQ Historic District Is Falling Apart" (Vice.com) – Leo Rocha; Vice.com
    • "I Spent 72 Depraved Hours Searching for the Gnarliest Dive Bar in Las Vegas" (Vice.com) – Drew Schwartz
    • "The Most Unexpected Consequence of the Texas Abortion Ban" (Slate.com) – Christina Cauterucci
    • "The Pivot to Web3 Is Going to Get People Hurt" (Vice.com) – Maxwell Strachan
    • "What's So Scary About a Transgender Child?" (Vox.com) – Emily St. James


Radio/Audio Documentary
  • "The War in Jennifer Weiss" – Crime Show (Gimlet Media) – Emma Courtland
    • "Dr. GIFT" – One Year: 1995 (Slate) – Christina Cauterucci
    • "Like a Lion With No Teeth" – Crime Show (Gimlet Media) – Emma Courtland & Cat Schuknecht
    • "Making Sense: How Sound Becomes Hearing" – Unexplainable (Vox Media Podcast Network) – Noam Hassenfeld
    • "The Most Famous Poet No One Remembers" – Decoder Ring (Slate) – Dan Kois
    • "No Peace" – Slow Burn: The L.A. Riots (Slate) – Joel Anderson
    • "The Ultimate Field Trip" – One Year: 1986 (Slate) – Evan Chung
Radio/Audio News Script – Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin, or Breaking Report
  • "Hail and Farewell: Saluting 5 Who Made a Difference" (CBS Radio) – Gail Lee
    • "CBS World News Roundup" (CBS Radio) – Paul Farry and Steve Kathan
    • "Newsline – 11am 9/9/22" (1010 WINS Radio) – Philip Pilato
    • "Remembering the Transistor Kid" (CBS Radio) – Thomas Sabella
    • "World News This Week – Week of September 9, 2022" (ABC News Radio) – Joy Piazza
    • "World News This Year 2021" (ABC News Radio) – Robert Hawley
Radio/Audio News Script – Analysis, Feature, or Commentary
  • "What I Wish I Knew Before I Started IVF" – The Waves (Slate) – Cheyna Roth
    • "2021 Law and Justice Year End Reports" (ABC News Radio) – Robert Hawley
    • "Was the Women's March Successful?" – The Waves (Slate) – Christina Cauterucci
    • "WCBS Author Talks Summer Reads" (WCBS Radio) – Lisa Tschernkowitsch
    • "You Will Be Found: The Impact of Dear Evan Hansen" – "Somalia Suffering from Starvation", Perspective (ABC Audio) – D. J. Moran

Promotional writing[edit]

On-Air Promotion
  • "CBS Celebrates Juneteenth" (CBS News) – Justin DiLauro
    • "Amazon Bessemer Campaign: This Time I'm Voting YES; Union Difference; Union YES" (Facebook) – Desireena Almoradie, Angad Bhalla, Adrianna Hernandez-Stewart


  1. ^ Lewis, Hilary; Chuba, Kirsten (March 5, 2023). "WGA Awards: 'Everything Everywhere' Wins for Original Screenplay, 'Women Talking' Takes Adapted". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 10, 2023.
  2. ^ Pedersen, Erik (January 11, 2023). "WGA Awards TV Nominations: 'Abbott Elementary,' 'Better Call Saul,' 'The Crown,' 'Severance', 'Yellowjackets' Among Shows Vying for Top Prizes". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 13, 2023.
  3. ^ "75th Annual Writers Guild Awards: 2022-2023 Media Timeline". Writers Guild of America, East. September 6, 2022. Retrieved January 13, 2023.
  4. ^ MacCary, Julia; Reul, Katie; Flam, Charna (2023-02-17). "'Abbott Elementary' Star Janelle James to Host Writers Guild Awards (TV News Roundup)". Variety. Retrieved 2023-02-17.

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