Saturday night, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) held their 61st Annual Awards ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles honoring outstanding acheivement in television, radio, news, promotional writing, and graphic animation.
In an upset that no one saw coming in the “Daytime Serial” category, the writing team of AS THE WORLD TURNS with head writer Jean Passanante and her team Leah Laiman, Courtney Simon, Lisa Connor, David A. Levinson, Peter Brash, Richard Culliton, Susan Dansby, Cheryl Davis, Leslie Nipkow won for the second time in three years.
ONE LIFE TO LIVE’s brilliant Ron Carlivati and his team of Carolyn Culliton, Elizabeth Page, Aida Croal, Shelly Altman, Janet Iacobuzio, Christopher Van Etten, Anna Theresa Cascio, Fred Myers failed to take home the prize in what had been expected as a shoo-in based on the incredible and brilliant creative efforts over the past year in Llanview.
This is ”ATWT’s” Passanante’s fourth WGA win this decade, including two wins for her work on ALL MY CHILDREN. Carlivati has no wins.