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WGA Awards Honor 'Mad Men,' '30 Rock' and others

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 22nd 2010 1:00PM
writers_guild_award_trophyOn Saturday night, the Writers Guild of America revealed the big winners for 2010, honoring the best in TV, movies and other media, but for our purposes, let's just stick with television. And as such, we can say the they rounded up the usual suspects.

'Mad Men' was tops in Drama Series and '30 Rock' was tops in Comedy Series. There was something new honored, Best New Series was 'Modern Family,' but seeing how the category makes new a requirement, it's not that shocking that it won.

However, in the episodic categories, for individual shows, there were was variance. The pilot of 'Modern Family' won in a tie with '30 Rock' for the episode 'Apollo, Apollo.' And the two part episode of 'House' -- 'Broken, Part 1 and Part 2' -- overcame all the 'Mad Men' nominees to take the WGA prize.

'Saturday Night Live' and 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' ties for Comedy/Variety Series. Again, if this is surprising to you, I have some swamp land you can buy cheap. And in the category of Daytime Serial, 'The Young and the Restless' took the award.

Overall, all very worthy and correct winners. You can't knock any of them, but it would be great if more great writing could be recognized because seeing 'Dexter,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Glee' and 'Big Love' as also-rans just isn't good enough.

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February 05 2011 at 11:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

After the crazy turns this season, you definitely can drop "Big Love" from any awards list. What once was a high-concept but plausable drama has evolved into a self-parody, relying on outlandishness rather than wit or tight writing to earn attention.

February 23 2010 at 4:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jeff N.

I agree Modern Family is funnier than 30 Rock. But if you actually watched Mad Men it is as well written and and well acted as any TV Drama I've seen. The season 3 finale for Mad Men was an incredible episode.

February 22 2010 at 3:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

what the hell is with 30 rock and Madmen the worst two shows on TV and they get all the awards, ask the public the best show by far is Dexter and the funniest is Modern family, get with it, someone is paying someone for these awards, lol

February 22 2010 at 3:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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