2011 Writers Guild Awards Schedule
July 26, 2010
New York and Los Angeles – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) have announced that the 2011 Writers Guild Awards will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles to honor outstanding writing in film, television, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation awards categories.
2010-2011 MEDIA TIMELINE
TV eligibility period:
Long Form, Episodic, Animation, and Children’s script categories:
First broadcast between Dec 1, 2009 and Nov 30, 2010
All other script categories:
First broadcast between Oct 1, 2009 and Sep 30, 2010
Screen eligibility period:
Theatrically exhibited in Los Angeles for at least one week during 2010
Fri. Oct 15 Deadline for submissions: TV-Radio Award scripts
Fri. Oct 15 Deadline for online submissions: Drama/Comedy/New TV Series
Tues. Oct 26 Preliminary Drama/Comedy/New TV Series online voting begins
Fri. Nov 19 Deadline for submissions: Theatrical Screenplays
Tues. Nov 23 Deadline for Documentary Screenplay and Videogame Writing
Tues. Nov 30 Deadline for Preliminary Drama/Comedy/New TV Series
Fri. Dec 3 Preliminary Screenplay online voting begins
Wed. Dec 8 Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation nominees
Fri. Dec 31 Theatrical eligibility period ends (Original/Adapted/Documentary)
Mon. Jan 3 Deadline for Preliminary Screenplay online voting
Tues. Jan 4 Screen nominees announced (Original/Adapted/Documentary)
Wed. Jan 5 Final Screenplay and Final Drama/Comedy/New TV Series online voting begins
Thurs. Jan 6 Videogame Writing Award nominees announced
Wed. Jan 12 – 14 & 19 – 23 The Contenders – WGA-nominated films screening series.
Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills
Wed. Jan 26 Deadline for Final Screenplay and Final Drama/Comedy/New TV Series online voting
Thurs. Jan 27 Deadline for dinner/tickets reservation for 2011 WGA L.A. ceremony
Thur. Feb 3 Beyond Words – WGA-nominated screenwriters’ panel/reception
Writers Guild Theater – Beverly Hills – 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Feb 5 2011 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS (63nd Annual)
Los Angeles: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel
New York: TBD
Sun Feb. 27 83rd Academy Awards
For press inquiries about the 2011 Writers Guild Awards New York show, please contact Sherry Goldman in the WGAE Press Office at (718) 224-4133 or email: sherry@; or visit online at: goldmanpr.netwww.wgaeast.org.
For press inquiries about the 2011 Writers Guild Awards Los Angeles show, please contact Gregg Mitchell in the WGAW Communications Department at: (323) 782-4574, email: gmitchell@, or visit online at: wga.orgwww.wga.org.
The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) are labor unions representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, digital media, and broadcast news. The Guilds negotiate and administer contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of their members; conduct programs, seminars, and events on issues of interest to writers; and present writers’ views to various bodies of government. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, East, visit www.wgaeast.org. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, West, visit www.wga.org.