Writers Guild Award Winners Include Breaking Bad, Homeland

Breaking BadThe Writers Guild Awards were handed out Sunday night, and while the winners' list certainly wasn't surprising, it certainly did reinforce a lot of what we thought was great about last year in television. 

AMC's Breaking Bad won the award for Best Drama Series for its stellar fourth season, beating out contenders such as HBO's Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones, as well as CBS's The Good Wife and Showtime's Homeland.

But don't feel too badly for Homeland, at least. The series was given accolades for being the best New Series, winning out over fellow newcomers Game of Thrones, The Killing, Episodes, and New Girl. Homeland also won the award for best individual drama episode, "The Good Soldier," which tied with Breaking Bad's season 4 premiere, the chilling "Box Cutter."

In the realm of comedy, Modern Family won the both big races, nabbing the Best Comedy Series award as well as Best Comedy Episode (for "Caught in the Act"). This win honestly surprises me, as it saw Modern Family win out over critical favorite Louie, which was the most refreshingly honest comedy during its second season. It's a shame the FX series didn't receive recognition from writers, of all people. Other contenders for the award included Parks and Recreation (another show deserving of the award), 30 Rock, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. 

Other winners included the HBO movies Cinema Verite and Too Big to Fail, the FOX animated series The Simpsons, Comedy Central's fake news series The Colbert Report, and the ABC soap General Hospital. 

Who do you think deserve to won? Who got snubbed? Please feel free to share your opinions and comment below. 

- Breaking Bad
- Homeland
- Modern Family
- amc

Written by: mcpherson
Feb 20th, 2012, 9:33 am

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