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Monday, February 20, 2012

Writers Guild Awards 2012 - Dexter Didn't Win Any Award

Last night, Community's Joel McHale and New Girl's Zooey Deschanel hosted the Writers Guild Awards ceremony, which wasn't televised. Homeland, Modern Family and Breaking Bad won big at Sunday's Writers Guild Awards, as each series took home two awards. Unfortunately Dexter didn't win any award. The show was nominated in the category for the best episodic drama. Click the link below to see the TV winners...


Boardwalk Empire, Written by Bathsheba Doran, Dave Flebotte, Howard Korder, Steve Kornacki, Itamar Moses, Margaret Nagle, Terence Winter; HBO

WINNER: Breaking Bad, Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett; AMC

Game of Thrones, Written by David Benioff, Bryan Cogman, Jane Espenson, George R.R. Martin, D.B. Weiss; HBO

The Good Wife, Written by Courtney Kemp Agboh, Meredith Averill, Corinne Brinkerhoff, Leonard Dick, Keith Eisner, Karen Hall, Ted Humphrey, Michelle King, Robert King, Steve Lichtman, Matthew Montoya, Julia Wolfe; CBS

Homeland, Written by Henry Bromell, Alexander Cary, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Chip Johannessen, Gideon Raff, Meredith Stiehm; Showtime


30 Rock, Written by Jack Burditt, Hannibal Buress, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Tom Ceraulo, Vali Chandrasekaran, Tina Fey, Jon Haller, Matt Hubbard, Colleen McGuinness, Dylan Morgan, John Riggi, Josh Siegal, Ron Weiner, Tracey Wigfield; NBC

Curb Your Enthusiasm, Written by Alec Berg, Larry David, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer; HBO

Louie, Written by Pamela Adlon, Louis C.K.; FX

WINNER: Modern Family, Written by Paul Corrigan, Abraham Higginbotham, Ben Karlin, Elaine Ko, Carol Leifer, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Dan O’Shannon, Jeffrey Richman, Brad Walsh, Ilana Wernick, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker; ABC

Parks & Recreation, Written by Greg Daniels, Katie Dippold, Daniel J. Goor, Norm Hiscock, Emily Kapnek, Dave King, Greg Levine, Aisha Muharrar, Chelsea Peretti, Amy Poehler, Brian Rowe, Michael Schur, Mike Scully, Emily Spivey, Alan Yang, Harris Wittels; NBC


Episodes, Written by David Crane, Jeffrey Klarik; Showtime

Game of Thrones, Written by David Benioff, Bryan Cogman, Jane Espenson, George R.R. Martin, D.B. Weiss; HBO

WINNER: Homeland, Written by Henry Bromell, Alexander Cary, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Chip Johannessen, Gideon Raff, Meredith Stiehm; Showtime

The Killing, Written by Linda Burstyn, Jeremy Doner, Soo Hugh, Dan Nowak, Nic Pizzolatto, Dawn Prestwich, Veena Sud, Nicole Yorkin, Aaron Zelman; AMC

New Girl, Written by Nick Adams, Rachel Axler, Brett Baer, Donick Cary, Dave Finkel, Berkley Johnson, Josh Malmuth, Elizabeth Meriwether, J.J. Philbin, Joe Port, Luvh Rakhe, Joe Wiseman; Fox


“A Dangerous Maid” (Boardwalk Empire), Written by Itamar Moses; HBO

“The Age of Reason” (Boardwalk Empire), Written by Bathsheba Doran; HBO

WINNERS: “Box Cutter” (Breaking Bad), Written by Vince Gilligan; AMC

“End Times” (Breaking Bad), Written by Thomas Schnauz & Moira Walley-Beckett; AMC

WINNERS: “The Good Soldier” (Homeland), Written by Henry Bromell; Showtime

“Just Let Go” (Dexter), Written by Jace Richdale; Showtime


  1. It will take something for the writes of dexter to win. They had the chance with the season with John lithgow as the villain. That series was the best! Best of luck next year. Oh by the way I am a big Dexter fan. This is the only series in my life that I have watched start to finish and am waiting for season 7.

  2. They should have nominated a different Dexter episode. Just Let Go was the worst episode of Season 6.

  3. Im not surprised this season was a let down in my opinion, apart from the finally there were only a hand full of other memorable moments.

  4. Don't worry, Dexter will swipe the board in all categories when it draws to a close (although I hate acknowledge it ever ending...)

  5. Anon at 8:57 - awards are not given out based upon the merits of a season, they are given out based on accomplishments, milestones, and which actor is in the consciousness of the voters.

    Season 6 was a fine Dexter season.

    The writers just need to understand that a large portion of their fanbase (as a result of our piss poor education system) is not versed in classical literature or cinema, but was rather raised on video games and are not exactly quick on the uptake. Hence, they need to be a little bit less subtle about the storylines. IE, instead of Dexter and Deb acting out their emotions for each other in subtext, longing looks, weird nuances, the occasional ass-grab (season 4), or bizarre comment for the first five seasons, they should have had an impromptu kiss, an open declaration, a Dexter dressing naked Debra scene (like the Dexter novels), or some inner "my sister is hot" monologue, or perhaps even a drunken fuck.

    If you don't spell it out for certain viewers, or beat them over the head with their own arms, they are just never going to get there on their own. =P

    1. Haha, LOL at the drunken fuck part. If someone needs it spelled out that clearly, they shouldn't be watching the show. :P.

      Of course, people are getting riled up because they simply don't understand Freud. People who keep claiming the 'Westermarck Effect' are just being stupid because this is media, rather than real life. Dexter plays out in a very Freudian manner, with a particular emphasis on the Phallic Stage of Psychosexual Development. You see it with Dexter and Brian and their mother (Dexter is entranced by blood, which is about as close to sexual arousal as he can get, and Brian has an amputee fetish). Oedipus Complex? I think so. And also, that weird psychosexual moment he has in Darkly Dreaming Dexter when Deb is on the table? Wow.

      Deb has such an Electra Complex, it isn't even funny. She is attracted to men like her brother and her father, and since she was categorically neglected by Harry in favor of Dexter, she believes Dexter is perfection: he's still Dexter, but he's also very much Harry. So, what does she do? She has successful relationships with people like her brother or like her father. Deb's relationships with people who aren't like the males in her family all end by Deb rejecting them (Deb leaves Gabriel for Lundy; Deb leaves Anton for Lundy; Deb leaves Quinn for, though she doesn't quite know it at the time, Dexter). It's a little sad how no one seems to see that.

      Furthermore, we see consistent manifestations of the id, ego, and superego every season. Of course, Dexter is always the ego, but the id and superego vary.

      S1- Brian (Id), Dexter (Ego), Debra (Superego)
      S2- Lila (Id), Dexter (Ego), Debra/Rita (Superego)
      S3- Miguel (Id), Dexter (Ego), Rita (Superego)
      S4- Trinity (Id), Dex (Ego), Deb/Rita/Harry (Superego)
      S5- Lumen/Jordan (Id), Dex (Ego), Deb/Harrison (Superego)
      S6- Brian/Travis (Id), Dex (Ego), Deb/Harrison/Sam (Superego)

      Furthermore, the series has to do a lot with the unconscious. And a lot of what's at the unconscious is Sex (Deb's self-destructive love-life) and Aggression (Dexter's constant appetite to kill). 'Shrink Wrap' is the perfect example, Psychoanalysis at its finest.

      The people who didn't think that Deb would eventually have to come to the realization that she is either in love with her emotionally-distant brother or her emotionally-distant father simply don't understand the psychology or the clear Freudian air of the show.

  6. Colin Hanks ruined it for me, just saying. He's so blah, i felt he wasn't the right guy to play the role of Travis.