This past Saturday in Los Angeles, the JW Marriott hosted the annual Writers Guild Awards to celebrate the year’s most acclaimed works in film and television. The red carpet flooded with an array of talent, including host of the show, Everybody Loves Raymond star Brad Garrett.
“It’s an incredible time to honor the writers since it has been such an exceptional year in film and TV. I am excited to be hosting this event since these are writers so they have already seen and heard everything,” says Garrett.
Actress Jennifer Tilly was also in attendance at the award show to present the Valentine Davies Award to producer and ex-husband, Sam Simon. The Valentine Davies Award recognizes community service and humanitarian efforts on behalf of writers. Simon, recently diagnosed with terminal colon cancer, has been an invaluable part of the writing community due his philanthropic contributions.
Tilly says, “The speeches are very good because they are writers after all so they come up with really insightful things to say. A good movie starts with a good script.”
While all the nominees were exceptionally strong contenders this year, best original screenplay were given to Spike Jonze for “Her” and best adapted screenplay was given to Billy Ray for “Captain Phillips”. Ironically, neither is being considered front-runners for best picture of the year at the Oscars.
The stars of the night celebrated backstage where they were garnished with swag bags courtesy of Backstage Creations. The Celebrity Retreat highlights included products by Hairfinity, Live Happy and the Hilton Moorea.