56th Annual Writers Guild Award Winners Announced

Posted on February 27, 2004

The Writers Guild of America, west and East announced the winners of the 56th Annual Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen, television, and radio in gala ceremonies at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and the Pierre Hotel in New York on Saturday, February 21, 2004.


Original Screenplay
Lost in Translation, Written by Sofia Coppola; Focus Features

Adapted Screenplay
American Splendor, Written by Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman, based on the comic book series by Harvey Pekar and the novel by Harvey Pekar and Joyce


The Dad Who Knews Too Little (The Simpsons), Written by Matt Selman; Fox

Original Long Form
And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself, Written by Larry Gelbart; HBO

Adapted Long Form
Out of the Ashes, Teleplay by Anne Meredith, based on the book I Was A Doctor in Auschwitz by Dr. Gisella Perl; Showtime

Episodic Drama
7:00 P.M. -- 8:00 P.M. (24), Written by Evan Katz; Fox

Episodic Comedy
No Sex, Please, We're Skittish (Frasier), Written by Bob Daily; NBC

Comedy/Variety -- Music, Awards, Tributes -- Specials
The Kennedy Center Honors, Written by George Stevens Jr., Sara Lukinson, and David Leaf; CBS

Comedy/Variety -- (including Talk) Series
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, Written by Penn Jillette, Teller, David Wechter, John McLaughlin; Showtime

Daytime Serials
All My Children, Written by Agnes Nixon, Megan McTavish, Gordon Rayfield, Anna Theresa Cascio, Frederick Johnson, Jeff Beldner, Janet Iacobuzio, Lisa Connor, Addie Walsh, Victor Miller, Mimi Leahey, Bettina F. Bradbury, John PiRoman, Karen Lewis, Amanda Robb, Rebecca Taylor, Christina Covino, David A. Levinson; ABC

Children's Script
The Maldonado Miracle, Teleplay by Paul W. Cooper, based on the novel The Maldonado Miracle by Theodore Taylor; Showtime

Documentary -- Current Events
Truth, War and Consequences (Frontline), Written by Martin Smith; PBS

Documentary -- Other Than Current Events
The Murder of Emmett Till (The American Experience), Written by Marcia Smith; PBS

News -- Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin, or Breaking Report
Showdown With Saddam (CBS News), Written by John Craig Wilson; CBS

News -- Analysis, Feature, Commentary
Wall Street (Now with Bill Moyers), Written by Michael Winship & Bill Moyers; PBS


Autism: Shades of Gray, Written by Julia Kathan; ABC News Radio

News -- Regularly Scheduled
World News This Week, Written by Stuart H. Chamberlain Jr.; ABC News Radio

News -- Analysis, Feature, or Commentary
Remembering Ed Bliss, Written by Mike Silverstein; ABC News Radio

On-Air Promotion (Radio or Television)
Buffy/Enterprise, Written by Eric Jacobson; CBS/UPN