Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Writers’ Guild Awards 2018

The annual Writers’ Guild Awards ceremony will take place on 15 January 2018 at the Royal College of Physicians in central London.

Nominations in all categories are now closed.

Eligibility for all categories (apart from Best First Novel and Best Online Comedy): the work must have been broadcast, performed or released between 1 October 2016 and 29 September 2017. The eligibility period for Best First Novel is publication between 1 October 2016 and 31 August 2017. Best Online Comedy eligibility can be found here.

The categories are as follows:

TV – Best Children’s Episode, Best Long Running Series, Best Short Form Drama, Best Long Form Drama, Best Situation Comedy

Film – Best Screenplay, Best First Screenplay

Games – Best Writing in a Video Game

Radio – Best Drama, Best Comedy

Theatre – Best Play, Best Play for Younger Audiences

Books – Best First Novel

Comedy – Best Online Comedy

A special Outstanding Contribution to Writing Award will be announced at the ceremony, although that is not eligible for public nomination (this category is selected by the WGGB Executive Council).

Our sponsors this year include ALCS, BBC, ITV, Company Pictures and Nick Hern Books.

More information about the Writers’ Guild Awards, including their history and an archive of previous winners, can be found here.

All queries about the 2018 Writers’ Guild Awards should be emailed to

Above photo: Fleabag writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge talks to comedy legend Maurice Gran at the 2017 Writers’ Guild Awards ceremony in London. By Matt Writtle