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The Writers Guild of America announced the winners of the 57th Annual Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen, television, and radio in ceremonies at The Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and the Pierre Hotel in New York on Saturday, February 19, 2005.

Subversive screenplay inverter/deconstructionist Charlie Kaufman (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Adaptation, Human Nature, Being John Malkovich) struck again with another of his dream-logic masterstrokes, this one perhaps reaching the farthest down into the human soul, by way of the highways and byways of an erasable mind. Extraordinary performances by Jim Carrey and especially Kate Winslet didn’t hurt either.

I’m not sure if there is an absolute limit on the path toward narrative, temporal and emotional disorganization from which the writer can still tie it all back together by the end of the film, but Kaufman appears determined to find out.

SCREEN WINNERS

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman, Story by Charlie Kaufman & Michel Gondry & Pierre Bismuth, Focus Features

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Sideways, Screenplay by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor, Based on the novel by Rex Pickett, Fox Searchlight Pictures

TELEVISION WINNERS

EPISODIC DRAMA

THE SUPREMES (The West Wing), Written by Debora Cahn; NBC

EPISODIC COMEDY

PIER PRESSURE (Arrested Development), Written by Jim Vallely & Mitchell Hurwitz; Fox

IDA’S BOYFRIEND (Malcolm in the Middle), Written by Neil Thompson; FOX

LONG FORM – ORIGINAL

SOMETHING THE LORD MADE, Written by Peter Silverman and Robert Caswell; HBO

LONG FORM – ADAPTED

ANGELS IN AMERICA, Teleplay by Tony Kushner, Based on the play by Tony Kushner; HBO

ANIMATION

CATCH ‘EM IF YOU CAN (The Simpsons), Written by Ian Maxtone-Graham; FOX

COMEDY/VARIETY – MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES – SPECIALS

THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, Written by George Stevens, Jr. and Sara Lukinson; CBS

COMEDY/VARIETY – (including talk) SERIES

LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O’BRIEN, Written by Mike Sweeney, Chris Albers, Jose Arroyo, Andy Blitz, Kevin Dorff, Dan Goor, Michael Gordon, Brian Kiley, Michael Koman,Demetri Martin, Brian McCann, Guy Nicolucci, Conan O’Brien, Allison Silverman, Robert Smigel, Brian Stack, Andrew Weinberg; NBC

DAYTIME SERIALS

GUIDING LIGHT, Written by David Kreizman, Tita Bell, Joyce Brotman, Christopher Dunn, Lloyd Gold, Kimberly Hamilton, Jill Lorie Hurst, Penelope Koechl, Eleanor Labine, Royal Miller, Casandra Morgan, Danielle Paige, David Smilow, Gillian Spencer, Brett Staneart, Donna Swajeski, Ellen Weston; CBS

CHILDREN’S SCRIPT

A SEPARATE PEACE, Teleplay by Wendy Kesselman, Based on the Novel by John Knowles; Showtime

DOCUMENTARY – CURRENT EVENTS

FROM CHINA WITH LOVE (Frontline), Written by Michael J. Kirk; PBS

DOCUMENTARY – OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS

THE FIGHT (American Experience), Written by Barak Goodman; PBS

NEWS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN OR BREAKING REPORT

THE REAGAN FUNERAL (ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings), Written by Steve Alperin; ABC

NEWS – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY

CHANGE OF HEART (60 Minutes II), Written by Rebecca Peterson & Scott Pelley; CBS

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    It’s good to see my boy Conan winning! :)