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Monday January 23, 2023

Michelle Buteau to Host the 75h Annual Writers Guild Awards in New York

Presenters include Charlamagne tha God, Sarita Choudhury, Donald Glover, Jackie Hoffman, Tony Kushner, Susan Lucci, Amy Schumer, John Turturro, and more!

NEW YORK, NY (January 23, 2023) – Michelle Buteau, the hilarious stand-up comedian, writer, actress, television host, and podcaster, will host the 75th Annual Writers Guild Awards at New York’s Edison Ballroom on Sunday, March 5, 2023.

Michelle is the creator/writer/star of the upcoming Netflix series SURVIVAL OF THE THICKEST, inspired by her autobiographical book of essays of the same name, published by Gallery Books. She is also the host of popular reality competition show, THE CIRCLE on Netflix.  Her other film and TV credits include MARRY ME, FIRST WIVES CLUB, ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE, AWKWAFINA IS NORA FROM QUEENS, RUSSIAN DOLL, and SOMEONE GREAT. Michelle’s one-hour comedy special WELCOME TO BUTEAUPIA is streaming on Netflix and won the Critics Choice Award for Best Comedy Special. 

Host Michelle Buteau said, ““I am beyond excited to host the Writers Guild Awards ceremony in New York City. This is the Awards’ 75th anniversary, so it’s the diamond anniversary and hunnnnney, you better believe I am going to make sure this show is going to sparkle! Put a ring on March 5th because I said yes to the dress! #writersareforever.”

Presenters at the 75th Annual Writers Guild Awards ceremony in New York include three-time Emmy Award-winning actress Alex Borstein (THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL, FAMILY GUY) , television host and writer, podcaster, and radio host Charlamagne tha God (HELL OF A WEEK WITH CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD, THE BREAKFAST CLUB), Screen Actors Guild Awards-nominee Sarita Choudhury (AND JUST LIKE THAT, HOMELAND) two-time Emmy Award-winning journalist Tony Dokoupil (CBS MORNINGS), Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominated actress and comedian Jackie Hoffman (ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING, GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY), Writers Guild Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated writer and playwright Tony Kushner (THE FABELMANS, ANGELS IN AMERICA), Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominated actor Jake Lacy (A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY, WHITE LOTUS), Emmy Award-winning actress Susan Lucci (ALL MY CHILDREN, DEVIOUS MAIDS), Emmy Award and Peabody Award winning actress, writer, comedian, and podcaster Amy Schumer (INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, LIFE & BETH), Critics Choice Awards nominated actor Morgan Spector (THE GILDED AGE, THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA), and more to be announced. 

At the New York Ceremony, Spike Lee will be presented with the Ian McLellan Hunter Award for Career Achievement by John Turturro, Paul Simms will be presented with the Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence by Donald Glover, and Penelope Koechl will be presented with the Richard B. Jablow Award for Dedicated Service to the Guild by the previous honoree, WGAE Vice President for Film/Television/Streaming Lisa Takeuchi Cullen.

The New York ceremony is sponsored by Vision Media, Good Energy, HBO Max, Hazmat Media Inc, Scriptation, iMoxie Media, and Save the Cat. The New York ceremony’s Afterparty is sponsored by Vision Media. The media partner for the New York ceremony is Vulture. For information on becoming a sponsor, please contact Dana Weissman at (212) 767-7835 or email:

The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, news, radio, and promotional categories. The 2023 Writers Guild Awards (75th Annual) will be presented at concurrent ceremonies on Sunday, March 5, 2023, in New York City at the Edison Ballroom and in Los Angeles. 

For media inquiries about the 2023 WGA New York show, please contact Jason Gordon in the WGAE Communications Department at (212) 767-7809 or email:

For media inquiries about the 2023 WGA Los Angeles show, please contact Bob Hopkinson in the WGAW Communications Department at: (310) 801-8563 or email:

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 For more information on the Writers Guild of America, West, visit


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