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True Detective Wins Big at the WGA Awards

Plus: Louie does well, too

Tim Surette

You may have been baffled by Rust Cohle's incoherent Nihilistic babbling ("Time is a flat what?") on HBO's True Detective, but according to writers in the biz, it was excellent. The drama took home two trophies at the Writers Guild of America Awards, which were held in New York City on Saturday night.

True Detective beat awards hogs Mad Men, House of Cards, Game of Thrones and The Good Wife for best writing in a drama series. The freshman drama also grabbed the trophy for best new series, winning over The Affair, The Knick, Silicon Valley and Transparent. Both awards went to True Detective's writer and creator Nic Pizzolatto, who has come under fire for accusations of plagiarism involving True Detective.

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On the comedy side, FX's Louie and creator Louis C.K. won for comedy series, and also won the award for episodic comedy for the Season 4 episode "So Did the Fat Lady." The Simpsons' Lego-infused "Brick Like Me" took home the statue for animation series and The Good Wife's "The Last Call" added the WGA's episodic drama award to its mantle.

Other awards went to HBO's Olive Kitteridge for long form adapted material, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver for comedy or variety series, and General Hospital for daytime drama.

Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Imitation Game won the big film awards, for original and adapated screenplay, respectively.

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