2022 Writers Guild Awards – Media Timeline
NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES (September 7, 2021) – The 2022 Writers Guild Awards (74th Annual) will be presented on Sunday, March 20, 2022. The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional categories.
2021-2022 WGA MEDIA TIMELINE
Tue. Sept. 7 Submissions Open in ALL Categories: Screenplays (Original, Adapted, Documentary), Series (Drama, Comedy, New), TV-Radio-New Media Scripts and Paul Selvin Award (WGAW)
Fri. Dec. 3 Deadline for submissions: Series (Drama, Comedy, New); TV-Radio/Audio-New Media Scripts and Paul Selvin Award (WGAW)
Wed. Dec. 15 Preliminary Series (Drama, Comedy, New) online voting begins
Fri. Dec. 17 Deadline for submissions: Screenplays (Original, Adapted, Documentary)
Wed. Jan. 5 Deadline for Preliminary Series (Drama, Comedy, New) online voting
Wed. Jan. 12 Preliminary Screenplay (Original, Adapted) online voting begins
Thur. Jan. 13 Television, New Media, News, Radio/Audio, and Promotional Writing Nominations Announced
Wed. Jan. 26 Deadline for Preliminary Screenplay (Original, Adapted) online voting
Thur. Jan. 27 Screenplay (Original, Adapted, Documentary) Nominations Announced
Wed. Feb. 16 Deadline for Final Screenplay (Original, Adapted) and Series (Drama, Comedy, New) online voting
TBA “And the Nominees Are…” Writers Guild Awards nominees panel
Thu. Mar. 10 Beyond Words: Writers Guild Awards-nominated screenwriters panel
Sun. Mar. 20 2022 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS (74TH Annual)
AWARDS ELGIBILITY PERIODS
TV & New Media eligibility period: First broadcast or exhibited between Jan. 1, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2021
News & TV Documentary categories only (6, 7A, 7B, 10, 11, 12, 16): First broadcast or exhibited between Dec. 1, 2020 and Oct. 31, 2021
Theatrical Screenplay eligibility period: Exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles for one week between Mar. 1, 2021 – Dec. 31, 2021
Documentary Screenplays: Exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles or New York for one week between Mar. 1, 2021 – Dec. 31, 2021
For media inquiries about the 2022 WGA New York show, please contact Jason Gordon in the WGAE Communications Department at (212) 767-7809 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For media inquiries about the 2022 WGA Los Angeles show, please contact Bob Hopkinson in the WGAW Communications Department at: (310) 801-8563 or email: email@example.com.
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.