Script Angel was thrilled to support the 29th Writers’ Guild Awards, honouring writers behind some of the most critically acclaimed works over the last two years, including Russell T Davies, Emerald Fennell, Andrea Gibb, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Chinonyerem Odimba, Kevin Dyer and Jack Thorne.

The awards, hosted by WGGB President Sandi Toksvig OBE, celebrated the best writing across 16 categories in film, television, radio, theatre, comedy, books and videogames. The ceremony took place at the Royal College of Physicians in London on the evening of Monday 14 February 2022.


Emerald Fennell Best First Screenplay winner with presenter Olivia Hetreed

The full list of winners and award presenters follows.

Outstanding Contribution to Writing
Jack Thorne
Presenter: Jane Tranter

Best Online Comedy
Remember Getting the Period Talk at School #Menopause by Hannah George, Taylor Glenn and Catie Wilkins
Presenter: Helen Lederer

Best Long Running TV Series
River City, Series 21, Episode 28 by Jillian Mannion
Presenter: Damon Alexis-Rochefort

Best Writing in a Video Game
Overboard! by Jon Ingold
Presenter: Giles Watling MP

Best Children’s TV Episode
My Mum Tracy Beaker: I want my Mum back by Emma Reeves
Presenter: Paul Chuckle

Best Radio Comedy
Olga Koch: Fight by Olga Koch and Charlie Dinkin
Presenter: Sioned Wiliam

Best Long Form TV Drama
It’s A Sin by Russell T Davies
Presenter: Neil Pearson

Best First Novel
A Strange and Brilliant Light by Eli Lee
Presenter: Sue Teddern

Best First Screenplay
Promising Young Woman by Emerald Fennell
Presenter: Olivia Hetreed

Best Radio Drama
The Half Widow by Avin Shah
Presenter: Samira Ahmed

Best Play for Young Audiences
Whatever Happened to the Jaggy Nettles? by Martin Travers
Presenter: Paul Chuckle

Best Play
The Syrian Baker by Kevin Dyer
Presenter: Emma Reeves

Best Screenplay
The Personal History of David Copperfield by Simon Blackwell and Armando Iannucci
Presenter: Andrea Gibb

Best TV Situation Comedy
Feel Good by Mae Martin and Joe Hampson
Presenter: Helen Lederer

Best Short Form TV Drama
Elizabeth is Missing by Andrea Gibb
Presenter: Damon Alexis-Rochefort

Best Musical Theatre Bookwriting
Black Love by Chinonyerem Odimba
Presenter: Eleanor Morton

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees. A full list of all the nominated writers is here. 

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