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Awards catch-up: WGA, NAACP, SAG, and DGA

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Last Sunday, February 19, the Writers Guild of America West and East announced the winners of the 2012 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for screen, television, radio, news, promotional, videogame, and new media writing. Simultaneous ceremonies were held at Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City.


Midnight in Paris, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

The Descendants, Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash; Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings; Fox Searchlight

Better This World, Written by Katie Galloway & Kelly Duane de la Vega; Loteria Films

For more 2012 WGA winners go here .

NAACP Image Awards

The 43rd NAACP Image Awards ceremony was broadcast  Friday, February 17, 2012 from The Shrine Auditorium in Downtown Los Angeles.

Outstanding Motion Picture
The Help
DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Laz Alonso
Jumping the Broom
TriStar Pictures

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Viola Davis
The Help
DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures

A full list of the winners as well as highlights from the Image Awards event here .

SAG Winners

The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards took place last month, Sunday, January 29 at The Shrine Auditorium in Downtown Los Angeles. The top honor of the night, outstanding performance by a cast went to “The Help.”  The other two major awards, outstanding performance by an actor to  Jean Dujardin for “The Artist” and outstanding performance by a leading actress to Viola Davis for “The Help.” The complete list of winners on the SAG Awards website.

2012 DGA winner

Michel Hazanavicius won the 2012 DGA Award for feature film achievement for “The Artist” at the 64th Annual DGA Dinner in Hollywood on Saturday, January 28, 2012,  making him the leading contender to pick up the Best Director Oscar this Sunday at the 84th Annual AcademyAwards glamfest.

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