Director Wes Anderson accepted the trophy for Best Original Screenplay for his comedic caper about a concierge who befriends the lobby boy at The Grand Budapest Hotel in the fictitious Republic of Zubrowka.
Graham Moore took home the prize for Best Adapted Screenplay, for his work transforming the book Alan Turing: The Enigma into the The Imitation Game.
Best Documentary Screenplay went to Brian Knappenberger for The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz about a computer programming prodigy who commits suicide at the age of twenty six.
Meanwhile television shows True Detective and Louie won for Best Drama Series and Comedy Series respectively at the the annual Writers Guild of America Awards 2015.
Almodovar, who won an Academy Award for best writing for an original screenplay for his 2002 film “Talk to Her,” about two lonely men who take care of a woman in a coma, expressed his gratitude via video.
The writers guild also honoured two-time Oscar winner Ben Affleck for his humanitarian work in the Democratic Republic Of Congo.
Here is the full list of winners at the annual Writers Guild of America Awards 2015:
Best Original Screenplay
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Screenplay By Wes Anderson; Story By Wes Anderson And Hugo Guinness
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Imitation Game, Written By Graham Moore
Best Documentary Screenplay
The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story Of Aaron Swartz, Written By Brian Knappenberger
Television And New Media Winners
True Detective, Written By Nic Pizzolatto
Louie, Written by Pamela Adlon, Louis C.K.
True Detective, Written By Nic Pizzolatto
The Last Call (The Good Wife), Written by Robert King And Michelle King
So Did The Fat Lady (Louie), Written By Louis C.K
Long Form Original
Deliverance Creek, Written by Melissa Carter
Long Form Adapted
Olive Kitteridge, Teleplay by Jane Anderson, Based On The Novel By Elizabeth Strout
Short Form New Media – Original
Episode 113: Rachel (High Maintenance), Written By Katja Blichfeld And Ben Sinclair
Brick Like Me (The Simpsons), Written By Brian Kelley
Comedy / Variety (Including Talk) – Series
Last Week Tonight Eith John Oliver, Writers: Kevin Avery, Tim Carvell, Dan Gurewitch, Geoff Haggerty, Jeff Maurer, John Oliver, Scott Sherman, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Juli Weiner
Comedy / Variety – Music, Awards, Tributes – Specials
71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, Written By Barry Adelman; Special Material by Alex Baze, Dave Boone, Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Jon Macks, Sam Means, Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler, Mike Shoemaker
Quiz And Audience Participation
Hollywood Game Night, Head Writer: Grant Taylor; Writers: Alex Chauvin, Ann Slichter
General Hospital, Written By Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Elizabeth Page, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Chris Van Etten
Children’s Script – Episodic And Specials
Haunted Heartthrob (Haunted Hathaways), Written By Bob Smiley
Documentary Script – Current Events
United States of Secrets: The Program (Part One) (Frontline); PBS; Written By Michael Kirk And Mike Wiser
Documentary Script – Other Than Current Events
League Of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis (Frontline), Written By Michael Kirk And Mike Wiser
Television News Script – Regular Scheduled, Bulletin Or Breaking Report
Nelson Mandela: A Man Who Changed the World (World News With Diane Sawyer), Written By Dave Bloch, Lisa Ferri, Diane Sawyer
Television News Script – Analysis, Feature Or Commentary
Nowhere To Go, Written By Oriana Zill de Granados, Scott Pelley, Michael Rey
Three Shots Rang Out: The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later, Written By Darren Reynolds
Radia New Script – Regular Schedule, Bulletin Or Breaking Report
World News This Week, Written By Andrew Evans
Radia New Script – Analysis, Feature Or Commentary
Civil Rights at 50, Written By Jane Tillman Irving
Promotional Writing Winner
On-Air Promotion (Television, New Media Or Radio)
How I Met Your Mother, Written by Dan Greenberger
Outstanding Achievement In Videogame Writing
The Last of Us: Left Behind, Written By Neil Druckmann
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