Writers Guild Awards: Presenters Announced For New York Ceremony

70th Annual Writers Guild Awards:
Presenters Announced For New York Ceremony

NEW YORK, NY (January 31, 2018) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) today announced the presenters confirmed to appear at the 70th Annual Writers Guild Awards New York Ceremony on Sunday, February 11, 2018.

Presenters include Golden Globe winner Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Emmy Award winner Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale), SAG Award winner Anna Chlumsky (Veep), Academy Award nominee Lucas Hedges (Lady Bird), two-time Emmy Award winner Jane Pauley (CBS News Sunday Morning), seven-time Emmy Award winner Lesley Stahl (60 Minutes), Writers Guild Award nominee Anthony Atamanuik (The President Show), Robin Thede (The Rundown with Robin Thede), Julie Klausner (Difficult People) and Jordan Klepper & Laura Grey (The Opposition with Jordan Klepper).

Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G.; 30 Rock) and Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live) will present Tina Fey & Robert Carlock (30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Great News) with the Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence.

Ken Burns (The Vietnam War) will present the Ian McLellan Hunter Award for Career Achievement to his long-time collaborator Geoffrey C. Ward (The Vietnam War, The Roosevelts, The Civil War).

Courtney Simon (As the World Turns) will present the Richard B. Jablow Award for Devoted Service to the Guild to Hamilton Nolan (Splinter News / Gizmodo Media Group).

Amber Ruffin (Late Night with Seth Meyers) will host the New York Ceremony.

The New York Ceremony is sponsored in part by Vision Media, Final Draft, Elite Logistics and Fulfillment, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and the W New York.

The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation categories. The awards will be presented at concurrent ceremonies on Sunday, February 11, 2018, in New York City at the Edison Ballroom and in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton. For more information about the 2018 Writers Guild Awards, please visit www.wgaeast.org or www.wga.org.

For media inquiries about the 2018 Writers Guild Awards New York show, please contact Jason Gordon in the WGAE Communications Department at (212) 767-7809 or jgordon@wgaeast.org.

For media inquiries about the 2018 Writers Guild Awards Los Angeles show, please contact Gregg Mitchell in the WGAW Communications Department at (323) 782-4651 or gmitchell@wga.org.

The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the 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.

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