2016 Writers Guild Awards Winners


  • ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY - Spotlight, Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy
  • ADAPTED SCREENPLAY - The Big Short, Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
  • DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY - Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Written by Alex Gibney


  • DRAMA SERIES - Mad Men, Written by Lisa Albert, Semi Chellas, Jonathan Igla, Janet Leahy, Erin Levy, Tom Smuts, Robert Towne, Matthew Weiner, Carly Wray; AMC
  • COMEDY SERIES - Veep, Written by Simon Blackwell, Jon Brown, Kevin Cecil, Roger Drew, Peter Fellows, Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons, Sean Gray, Callie Hersheway, Armando Iannucci, Sean Love, Ian Martin, Georgia Pritchett, David Quantick, Andy Riley, Tony Roche, Will Smith; HBO
  • NEW SERIES - Mr. Robot, Written by Kyle Bradstreet, Kate Erickson, Sam Esmail, David Iserson, Randolph Leon, Adam Penn, Matt Pyken; USA
  • ORIGINAL LONG FORM - Saints & Strangers, Written by Seth Fisher, Walon Green, Chip Johannessen, Eric Overmyer; National Geographic Channel
  • ADAPTED LONG FORM - Fargo, Written by Steve Blackman, Bob DeLaurentis, Noah Hawley, Ben Nedivi, Matt Wolpert, Based on the film Fargo; FX
  • ANIMATION - “Housetrap” (Bob’s Burgers), Written by Dan Fybel; Fox
  • EPISODIC DRAMA - “Uno” (Better Call Saul), Written by Vince Gilligan & Peter Gould; AMC
  • EPISODIC COMEDY - “Sand Hill Shuffle” (Silicon Valley), Written by Clay Tarver; HBO

A top Silicon Valley incubator is going to test basic income

Basic income is a progressive form of welfare that would give everyone in the country a salary for just being alive. Supporters are often met with one response: It would never work. Quite simply, there’s no proof yet it would. But that’s all changing. Y Combinator, a sort of monastery for tech startups, is going to fund a study and pilot program to test out basic income and watch for the results. Why Silicon Valley is so interested in basic income.

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