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Writers Guild of America Awards 1996

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The 50th Writers Guild of America Awards, given on 16 March 1997, honored the best writers of screen and television of 1996.

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Best Original Screenplay

Fargo - Joel and Ethan Coen

  • Jerry Maguire - Cameron Crowe
  • Lone Star - John Sayles
  • Secrets & Lies - Mike Leigh
  • Shine - Jan Sardi and Scott Hicks
  • Best Adapted Screenplay

    Sling Blade - Billy Bob Thornton

  • Emma - Douglas McGrath
  • The Birdcage - Elaine May
  • The English Patient - Anthony Minghella
  • Trainspotting - John Hodge
  • Best Episodic Drama

    Girl Talk - NYPD Blue - Theresa Rebeck and Bill Clark

  • Aftershock - Law & Order - Janis Diamond and Michael S. Chernuchin
  • Savages - Law & Order - Morgan Gendel, Barry M. Schkolnick and Michael S. Chernuchin
  • Trophy - Law & Order - Jeremy R. Litman, Ed Zuckerman and Michael S. Chernuchin
  • Pilot - Murder One - Charles H. Eglee, Channing Gibson, Steven Bochco and David Milch
  • Falsies - Party of Five - Mark B. Perry
  • Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose - The X Files - Darin Morgan
  • Best Episodic Comedy

    The Pool Guy - Seinfeld - David Mandel

  • The Soup Nazi - Seinfeld - Spike Feresten
  • The Sponge - Seinfeld - Peter Mehlman
  • Eight - The Larry Sanders Show - Peter Tolan
  • References

    Writers Guild of America Awards 1996 Wikipedia


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