Attention, film enthusiasts! The Writers Guild Awards are out for 2024, and there are a handful of productions with ties to Canada that ended up taking home ‘the gold,’ so to speak.

Hosted by The Writers Guild of America, the prestigious awards honour excellence in film, television, and radio writing in both original and adapted screenplays, including documentaries and animation.

Among popular shows like Succession (winner of Best Drama Series) and Netflix’s Beef (winner of Best Limited Series) are The Bear (winner of Best Comedy Series) and The Last of Us (winner of Best New Series), both which are connected to Canada in their own respective ways.

Directed by Christopher Storer and written by Karen Joseph Adcock, Joanna Calo, and Kelly Galuska (among others), The Bear stars Jeremy Allen White, who portrays a young chef returning from the fine dining world to his family’s sandwich shop. Set in Chicago, the story follows the changing dynamics of the kitchen as each member of the culinary team evolves.

Canadian chef and actor Matty Matheson plays a recurring character in the comedy-drama series.

The latter show likely needs no introduction, but The Last of Us happens to be the largest series ever filmed in Canada. The show also won 8 Emmys earlier this year – so it’s safe to say that

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Here is the complete list of 2024 winners at the Writers Guild Awards:

  • The Holdovers – Original Screenplay
  • American Fiction – Adapted Screenplay
  • The Pigeon Tunnel – Documentary Screenplay
  • Succession – Drama Series
  • The Bear – Comedy Series
  • The Last of Us – New Series
  • Beef – Limited Series
  • Quiz Lady – TV & New Media Motion Pictures
  • “Carl Carlson Rides Again” (The Simpsons) – Animation
  • “Living+” (Succession), Written by Georgia Pritchett & Will Arbery – Episodic Drama
  • “Escape From Shit Mountain” (Poker Face) – Episodic Comedy
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – Comedy/Variety Talk Series
  • I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson – Comedy/Variety Sketch Series
  • The Chase – Quiz and Audience Participation
  • Days of Our Lives – Daytime Drama
  • “Romance Dawn” (One Piece) – Children’s Episodic
  • Carpool Karaoke: The Series – Short Form New Media
  • “Episode One: Blood Memory” (The American Buffalo) – Documentary Script
  • “Surprise Attack!” (CBS Weekend News) – News Script, Regularly Scheduled
  • “Healing and Hope” (60 Minutes) – News Script, Analysis, Feature, or Commentary
  • “The Persuaders: A 5-Part Investigation into the Union-Busting Industry” – Digital News
  • “The Call” (This American Life) – Radio/Audio Commentary
  • “World News This Week – Week of March 17, 2023″ – Radio/Audio News Script, Regularly Scheduled
  • “The Diagnosis Was Fatal. She Couldn’t Get an Abortion” (What Next) – Radio/Audio News Script, Analysis, Feature, or Commentary
  • “WCBS AM Promos” – On-Air Promotion

So there you have it! These are the 2024 Writers Guild Award winners.