Writers Guild awards are announced

Feb. 20, 2005 at 1:16 PM

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Sideways" were the film winners at Writers Guild Awards held simultaneously in New York and Hollywood.

"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" by Charlie Kaufman, based on a story by Kaufman, Michel Gondry and Pierre Bismuth, won for best original screenplay during the Saturday night event.

"Sideways," by Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor -- based on a novel by Rex Pickett -- won for adapted screenplay, reported Hollywood.com Sunday.

Fox's "The Simpsons" won the animated TV series award for the episode "Catch 'Em If You Can," while, HBO's "Angels in America," which Tony Kushner adapted from his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, won for adapted screenplay for television.

NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" was award a prize for best comedy-variety series and "The Kennedy Center Honors" broadcast on CBS won for best comedy-variety special.

The award for best episodic drama went to NBC's "The West Wing," while a Fox's "Arrested Development" and "Malcolm in the Middle," tied for best episodic comedy.

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