WGAE Announces Presenters for Writers Guild Awards Show

NEW YORK CITY –  Television, film, stage, and news headliners are set to take the stage as presenters for the 2010 Writers Guild of America Awards’ New York ceremony. Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm) will host the 62nd annual Writers Guild Awards, being held on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at the Hudson Theatre.

Award presenters at the New York event include: Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man), Richard Kind (A Serious Man), Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty), Fred Armisen (SNL),Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Josh Charles (The Good Wife), Wallace Shawn (Gossip Girl), Chris Elliott, Abby Elliott (SNL), Anthony Anderson (Law & Order), Jeremy Sisto (Law & Order), Bob McGrath, Fran Brill and Prairie Dawn (Sesame Street), Stephanie D’Abruzzo (Avenue Q), Don Hastings (As The World Turns), Harry Smith (CBS Early Show), and Nancy Giles (CBS Sunday Morning). Additional presenters are expected to be added to the line-up. In addition:

  • Marc Lawrence will present Gary David Goldberg with the Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence.   
  • Award-winning writer Alan Zweibel will receive the Hunter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Writing, to be presented by Seth Meyers (SNL).
  • Edward Albee will receive the WGAE’s Burkey Award for “bringing honor and dignity to writers”
  • David Steven Cohen will receive the Jablow Award for devoted service to the Guild.

The 62nd annual Writers Guild Awards will take place on Saturday, February 20, 2010, in New York City at the Hudson Theatre in the Millennium Broadway Hotel and simultaneously in Los Angeles at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel. For more information or to purchase tickets to the New York City awards ceremony, call 212-767-7812 or visit the WGAE website at www.wgaeast.org/award.

The Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO, is a labor union representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, digital media, and broadcast news. The WGAE conducts programs, seminars, and events on issues of interest to, and on behalf of, writers. In addition, it represents writers’ interests on the legislative level.  For more information on the Writers Guild of America, East, visit www.wgaeast.org.