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'30 Rock,' 'The Colbert Report,' 'The Simpsons,' and 'Veep' Win Writers Guild Awards

The 2014 WGA Awards were handed out over the weekend, and a few comedies came home with recognition for their writing. Veep won the Comedy Series category (its second WGA nom and first win), The Colbert Report won for Comedy/Variety, and The Simpsons won for Animation. The first part of 30 Rock's 2013 series finale "Hogcock!" also won for Episodic Comedy, beating out Modern Family, Parks and Rec, and Orange Is the New Black and making the show's 13th nomination and 5th WGA win. Click here to see the complete list of WGA winners.

Jonathan Ames Makes Every Other WGA Awards Presenter Look Very Boring

This video of Jonathan Ames drunkenly presenting at the Writers Guild awards ceremony in New York is more entertaining than about ten different Oscar broadcasts put together. The guy does it all! Criticizing the suggested pronunciation of the nominees, struggling to place his Prosecco glass on the podium ("They said this would be flat"), casting aspersions on the suggestive shape of the awards, questioning the consoling powers of presenting an award ("Winning an award is a more festive consolation for having a show canceled. But all the awards have to go to Modern Family because it has the word family"). New role model alert.

'Louie,' 'Girls,' 'Portlandia,' 'Modern Family,' and 'Simpsons' Win WGA Awards

The Writers Guild of America Awards were held this weekend and a lot of critically-acclaimed, beloved comedies won prizes. The three person writing staff of Louie (Pamela Adlon, Vernon Chatman, and Louis C.K. himself) won the Comedy Series Awards, and C.K.'s doing the bulk of the work there anyway. Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner, and company won the WGA's New Series award, beating out Veep and The Mindy Project. Portlandia, The Simpsons, and Modern Family all received awards too. While most TV awards shows tend to heap prizes on much-derided series like Two and a Half Men and other Chuck Lorre fare, you have to admit the WGA Awards are [...]

See Kristen Schaal's Opening Monologue and Musical Number From the WGA Awards

Last week, Kristen Schaal hosted the WGA awards which, because it celebrated writers and not performers, was not televised. Such trollish, horrible-looking people, writers! Nobody wants to see them in their rented tuxedos stammering through an acceptance speech like they're doing a school play. Back to your writing caves, nerds!

But the great opening monologue and musical number, performed by host Kristen Schaal, is awesome, and now online for your viewing pleasure.

'Louie,' 'Key & Peele,' 'Girls' and 'Parks and Rec' Amongst this Year's WGA Awards Nominees

The Writers Guild of America announced its TV nominations yesterday, and unlike a lot of awards shows (say, the Emmys), the WGA actually recognized most of the great comedies on TV. The 2013 WGA Awards are set to go down on February 17th with simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles. This year, new and newish series like GirlsPortlandia, Key & Peele, Girls, and Veep all scored their first WGA nominations, while old favorites fared well too. Comedy-wise, Modern Family led the pack with 4 nominations, followed by The Simpsons (3), Parks and Recreation (2), 30 Rock (2), and Girls (2).

Read the full list of comedy nominations below. If you [...]

Inside the WGA Award Nominations

The WGA Awards announced their 2010 TV nominees yesterday, and the list has a few entries that comedy fans will find surprising. The heavy hitters that you'd expect — 30 Rock, The Office, and Modern Family — are all well represented, but beyond that there's a seemingly random mix of nominations in all of the comedy-related categories.

Note that the WGA awards, unlike the Emmys or the Golden Globes, focus on the calendar year rather than the most recent completed TV season.