There was a lot going on across TV on Sunday night, but one thing that we certainly do not want to overlook is the Writers Guild Awards. Writing is one of the most essential aspects of all things television, and it only feels right to give it some special commendation in an awards-show that certainly deserves more than it gets.
Below, you can see some of the major TV-related winners tonight — in general, there aren’t too many astounding surprises, though for us personally it was a thrill to see some love handed down to “This Is Us” (which still deserves more than it’s getting) and “BoJack Horseman,” one of our favorite shows regardless of whether or not it gets lumped into animation categories.
Comedy Series – “Atlanta” (Donald Glover, Stephen Glover, Stefani Robinson, Paul Simms, FX)
New Series – “Atlanta”
Episode Drama – “This Is Us” episode “The Trip,” written by Vera Herbert (NBC)
Episodic Comedy – “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” episode “Kimmy Goes on a Playdate!,” written by Robert Carlock (Netflix)
Comedy / Variety – Sketch Series – “Saturday Night Live” (head writers are Rob Klein and Bryan Tucker; also written by James Anderson, Fred Armisen, Jeremy Beiler, Chris Belair, Megan Callahan, Michael Che, Mikey Day, Jim Downey, Tina Fey, Fran Gillespie, Sudi Green, Tim Herlihy, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Zach Kanin, Chris Kelly, Erik Kenward, Paul Masella, Dave McCary, Dennis McNicholas, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, Josh Patten, Paula Pell, Katie Rich, Tim Robinson, Sarah Schneider, Pete Schultz, Streeter Seidell, Dave Sirus, Emily Spivey, Andrew Steele, Will Stephen, and Kent Sublette, NBC)
Comedy / Variety Series – “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (Kevin Avery, Tim Carvell, Josh Gondelman, Dan Gurewitch, Geoff Haggerty, Jeff Maurer, John Oliver, Scott Sherman, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Juli Weiner, HBO)
Comedy / Variety / Music / Awards / Tributes – Specials
“Triumph’s Election Special” (Andy Breckman, Josh Comers, David Feldman, R J Fried, Jarrett Grode, Ben Joseph, Matthew Kirsch, Michael Koman, Mike Lawrence, Brian Reich, Craig Rowin, Robert Smigel, Zach Smilovitz, Andrew Weinberg, Hulu)
Long Form Original – “Confirmation,” written by Susannah Grant (HBO)
Long Form Adapted – “American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson” (Scott Alexander, Joe Robert Cole, D.V. DeVincentis, Maya Forbes, Larry Karaszewski, Wally Wolodarsky, Based on the book The Run of His Life by Jeffrey Toobin, FX)
Animation – “BoJack Horseman” episode “Stop the Presses,” written by Joe Lawson)
What’s your take on some of the winners? Share now in the comments below! (Photo: NBC.)