"Midnight in Paris" and "The Descendants" were the big winners in the film categories, taking best original and adapted screenplay awards, respectively.
Notably, the film nominees faced considerably less competition here than they did at the Oscars.
Due to a variety of rules at the WGAs, the following films were not eligible here, a few of which ended up getting Oscar nods: "The Artist," "Beginners," "Drive," "The Iron Lady," "Jane Eyre," "Like Crazy," "Margin Call," "Martha Marcy May Marlene," "Melancholia," "Rango," "Shame," "The Skin I Live In," "Take Shelter," "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," and "We Need To Talk About Kevin," to name a few.
"The Artist," for example, could give "Midnight in Paris" a run for its money at the Oscars.
The complete list of winners is below.
Midnight in Paris, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics
Adapted Screenplay - Film
The Descendants, Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash; Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings; Fox Searchlight
Documentary Screenplay - Film
Better This World, Written by Katie Galloway & Kelly Duane de la Vega; Loteria Films
Breaking Bad, Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett; AMC
Modern Family, Written by Cindy Chupack, Paul Corrigan, Abraham Higginbotham, Ben Karlin, Elaine Ko, Carol Leifer, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Dan O’Shannon, Jeffrey Richman, Brad Walsh, Ilana Wernick, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker; ABC
Homeland, Written by Henry Bromell, Alexander Cary, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Chip Johannessen, Gideon Raff, Meredith Stiehm; Showtime
Long Form - Original
Cinema Verite, Written by David Seltzer; HBO
Long Form - Adapted
Too Big to Fail, Written by Peter Gould, Based on the book written by Andrew Ross Sorkin; HBO
The Colbert Report, Writers: Michael Brumm, Stephen Colbert, Rich Dahm, Paul Dinello, Eric Drysdale, Rob Dubbin, Glenn Eichler, Dan Guterman, Peter Gwinn, Jay Katsir, Barry Julien, Frank Lesser, Opus Moreschi, Tom Purcell, Meredith Scardino, Scott Sherman, Max Werner; Comedy Centra