‘Y&R’ Wins Writers Guild Award for Daytime Drama Writing

The Young and the Restless, The Abbots, The Newmans
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CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” took home the 2020 Writers Guild Award for Daytime Drama during tonight’s presentation of awards honoring outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional categories at concurrent ceremonies at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles and the Edison Ballroom in New York City.

The “Y&R” writing team consisted of writers Amanda L. Beall, Jeff Beldner, Sara Bibel, Matt Clifford, Annie Compton, Christopher Dunn, Sara Endsley, Janice Ferri Esser, Mellinda Hensley, Lynn Martin, Anne Schoettle, Natalie Minardi Slater and Teresa Zimmerman.

Annie Compton, Sara Bibel, Matt Clifford, Mellinda Hensley, The Young and the Restless
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Due to his going fi-core status during the infamous 2007/2008 writers strike, “Y&R” head writer  was ineligible (see story) for a WGA nomination.

Also competing in the category were “Days of our Lives” and “General Hospital.”