Writers Guild Awards Recognize Breaking Bad, Veep and More

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Another awards ceremony, another reminder that Breaking Bad Season 5 was totally awesome.

The 66th annual Writers Guild Awards were handed out Saturday night in Los Angeles and New York City, with this AMC drama and HBO's Veep taking home top honors.

Here is a rundown of the main winners:

Pilot
Much of Breaking Bad Season 1 was slow and methodical, more a means of laying a foundation for what was to come than a compelling drama in its own right. The pilot, however, set the stage for the journey of Walter White with what is still one of Breaking Bad's finest installments, and not just because it got the show picked up by AMC. From that insane opening scene in the RV to his cancer diagnosis, ride-along with Hank, half-naked cook-a-thon with Pinkman and the confrontation with the dealers that almost got him killed before he even began his rise to power, the transformation of Mr. Chipps into Scarface had begun.

DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad

COMEDY SERIES
Veep

NEW SERIES
House of Cards

EPISODIC DRAMA
Breaking Bad, “Confessions” — written by Gennifer Hutchison

EPISODIC COMEDY
30 Rock, “Hogcock!” — written by Jack Burditt & Robert Carlock

ANIMATION
The Simpsons, “A Test Before Trying” – written by Joel H. Cohen

CHILDREN’S – EPISODIC & SPECIALS
A.N.T. Farm, “influANTces” — written by Vincent Brown
Working on a Black History Month project, Chyna channels Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin and Janet Jackson

COMEDY/VARIETY
The Colbert Report

DAYTIME DRAMA
Days of Our Lives

QUIZ AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
Jeopardy!

NEWS – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY
60 Minutes, “Lethal Medicine” — written by Michael Rey, Oriana Zill de Granados, Michael Radutzky

NEWS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, “Tragedy at Newtown” — written by Lisa Ferri and Matt Negrin

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