WGA Awards 2013: ‘Breaking Bad’ season 5, ‘Portlandia’ among winners

Breaking BadThe WGA Awards were held on Sunday night to recognize television and film’s unsung heroes, and in the midst of a ceremony that could have been very predictable, the writers voting on the trophies managed to surprise us with more evidence that these are the coolest, trendiest voters in the industry. You really get a sense that these are people who watch the nominees versus just voting for the show that they’ve heard the most buzz for, and it makes for very deserving winners that you don’t see coming.

Want some evidence of this theory? Just check out some of the winners below.

Drama Series – “Breaking Bad” (over “Homeland,” which has won almost everything)

Comedy Series – “Louie” (the most overlooked comedy of awards season, save for maybe “Community” season 3)

Individual Episode, Drama – Matthew Weiner and Semi Chellas for “Mad Men,” “The Other Woman” (it’s strange to say, but “Mad Men” was an underdog here to us)

Individual Edpisode, Comedy – Elaine Ko for “Modern Family,” “Virgin Territory” (the most predictable winner on the night)

Best New Series – “Girls” (which was the favorite, but deserving nonetheless)

Best Comedy / Variety Series – “Portlandia” (which, in the biggest upset of the night, defeated “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and Fred Armisen’s other program in “Saturday Night Live”)

Some of the other winners on the night that were a bit more predictable included “Hatfields & McCoys,” “Game Change,” and “Sesame Street.” Overall, though, this is an awards show that we wish received more attention, largely because it hardly makes for exciting television to see the same folks take home trophies year after year.

What do you think about these winners? If you want to read some more scoop pertaining to “Breaking Bad” season 5 courtesy of one of its stars, you can do so over at the link here.

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