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Writers Guild of America Awards 2001
54th WGA Awards
DateMarch 2, 2002
Organized byWriters Guild of America, East and the Writers Guild of America, West

The 54th Writers Guild of America Awards honored the best writing in film, television and radio of 2001. Nominees for television and radio were announced on January 16, 2002, while nominees for film were announced on February 7, 2002.[1] Winners were announced on March 2, 2002 in joint ceremonies at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California and at The Pierre Hotel in New York City, New York. The ceremonies were hosted by Jeffrey Ross (Beverly Hilton) and Mort Sahl (The Pierre).[2]

Winners and nominees


  • Nominees for television and radio were originally broadcast between September 1, 2000 and August 31, 2001.[3]
  • Winners are in bold (some categories resulted in a tie, allowing two winners for some awards).[4][5]



Episodic Drama

"Pine Barrens" - The Sopranos (HBO) - Teleplay by Terence Winter; Story by Tim Van Patten & Terence Winter

Episodic Comedy

"Italy" - Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS) - Philip Rosenthal

Long Form - Original

Conspiracy (HBO) - Loring Mandel

Long Form - Adapted

Anne Frank: The Whole Story (ABC) - Teleplay by Kirk Ellis; Based on the book by Melissa Müller

Comedy/Variety - Talk Series

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (NBC) - Mike Sweeney, Chris Albers, Ellie Barancik, Andy Blitz, Kevin Dorff, Jon Glaser, Michael Gordon, Brian Kiley, Michael Koman, Brian McCann, Guy Nicolucci, Conan O'Brien, Andrew Secunda, Robert Smigel, Brian Stack, and Andrew Weinberg

Comedy/Variety (Music, Awards, Tributes) - Specials

The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS) - Don Baer and George Stevens Jr.; Film sequences written by Sara Lukinson and Harry Miles Muheim

Daytime Serials

All My Children (ABC) - Agnes Nixon, Jean Passanante, Craig Carlson, Frederick Johnson, N. Gail Lawrence, Victor Miller, Juliet Law Packer, Addie Walsh, Mimi Leahey, Bettina F. Bradbury, Charlotte Gibson, David Hiltbrand, Janet Iacobuzio, Royal Miller, John PiRoman, Rebecca Taylor, and Neal Bell

Children's Script

My Louisiana Sky (Showtime) - Teleplay by Anna Sandor; Based on the book by Kimberly Willis Holt


Documentary Script - Current Events

"Drug Wars, Part 2" - Frontline (PBS) - Lowell Bergman & Kenneth Levis and Doug Hamilton & Oriana Zill

Documentary Script - Other than Current Events

Tie between the following two programs:
"Scottsboro: An American Tragedy" - American Experience (PBS) - Barak Goodman
"Hitler's Lost Sub" - Nova (PBS) - Rushmore DeNooyer


TV News Script - Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin, or Breaking Report

"Wedding Disaster" (CBS) - Jonathan Kaplan

TV News Script - Analysis, Feature, or Commentary

"The Cruelty Connection" (CBS) - Jonathan Kaplan

  • "Eyewitness to Summer, Sun & Storms" (ABC) - Glenn Steinfast


Radio Documentary

"Eye on Death Row" - Weekend Roundup (CBS Radio Network) - Wendy Zentz

Radio News Script - Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin, or Breaking Report

"The Recount" (CBS Radio Network) - Paul Farry

Radio News Script - Analysis, Feature or Commentary

"Preserving American Sound" - Perspective (ABC News Radio) - Scott L. Anderson

Promotional Writing

On-Air Promotion

"NBC Promotions" (NBC) - Lori Sunshine

  • "NBC Promotions" (NBC) - Judie Henninger

Special Awards


  1. ^ McNary, Dave (February 7, 2002). "WGA touts tyros". Variety. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ McNary, Dave; Oei, Lily (March 2, 2002). "Writers Guild awards 'Gosford Park,' 'Mind'". Variety. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Nominees for 54th Annual WGA Awards". UPI. January 16, 2002. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Writers Guild Awards Winners". WGA. 2010. Archived from the original on May 25, 2012. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "Writers Guild of America 2002 Awards". IMDb. Retrieved 2019.

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