The 2015 Writers Guild Awards New York Ceremony were held on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan.
Comedy Central’s new late night star Larry Wilmore (The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore) hosted the WGA New York ceremony, which was executive produced by John Marshall. Presenters who appeared at the WGAE’s New York awards ceremony included Sarah Silverman (We Are Miracles), Clive Owen (The Knick), Michael Kenneth Williams (Boardwalk Empire, The Wire), Judith Light (Transparent, Ugly Betty), Frank Rich (Veep), Morgan Spurlock (CNN’S Inside Man), Mahershala Ali (House of Cards, Mockingjay – Part One), Andre Holland (The Knick, Selma), Julie Klausner (Mulaney, Ugly Americans), Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show) and Robert Klein (The Good Wife, Sharknado).
The Writers Guild of America, East presented several special honors during its ceremony: Edward Zwick (Thirtysomething, Shakespeare In Love) presented Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby) with the Ian McLellan Hunter Award for Career Achievement in Writing. Journalist Bill Moyers presented legendary television writer/producer Norman Lear (All In The Family, The Jeffersons) with the Evelyn F. Burkey Award for Bringing Honor and Dignity to Writers. WGAE Vice President Jeremy Pikser (Bulworth) was presented with the Richard B. Jablow Award for Devoted Service to the Guild by last year’s recipient Philip V. Pilato. WGAE Executive Director Lowell Peterson presented Megan Rico with the Michael Collyer Memorial Fellowship in Screenwriting, which is funded by the Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation. WGAE President Michael Winship presented Liz Essley Whyte with the John Merriman Memorial Award for the Study of Broadcast Journalism at American University in Washington, D.C.
For more information on the Writers Guild Awards New York Ceremony, please visit wgaeast.org/awards