Best Web Video Writing of 2011

By Jason Boog Comment

For the second year in a row, the Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America, East will celebrate new media writing at their annual awards ceremony, recognizing pioneers in the frontier of web video writing.

Below, we’ve linked to all the nominees in the Original New Media and Derivative New Media categories (including the Jack in the Box episode embedded above). Just click on the individual episode links to watch and explore this new kind of writing.

The winners will all be revealed on February 19, 2012 at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York. Here’s more about the awards: “For WGA awards purposes, a new media platform is defined as the Internet via a major video sharing site or unique URL, mobile devices such as cell phones or PDAs, or any other established new media platform.”

Outstanding Achievement in Writing Original New Media

Downsized Episode 2.1: Employment,” “Episode 2.2: Clientele,” “Episode 2.3: Personal Property,” “Episode 2.4: The American Dream,” “Episode 2.5: Debt Ceiling,” written by Daryn Strauss.

Jack in a BoxEpisode 3.1: The Return,” “Episode 3.5: The Testosterone,” “Episode 3.6: The Advice,” “Episode 3.7: The Date,” written by Michael Cyril Creighton.

Aim High (Only available on Facebook) “Episode 1,” “Episode 2,” “Episode 4,” “Episode 5,” “Episode 6,” written by Heath Corson & Richie Keen.

Outstanding Achievement in Writing Derivative New Media

Jack Donaghy: Executive Superhero (30 Rock) Soft Served!,” “Iced!,” “Rokered!” written by Tom Ceraulo.

Mortal Kombat: The Web Series Raiden,” “Kitana and Mileena,” “Johnny Cage,” written by Todd Helbing & Aaron Helbing.

The Walking Dead A New Day,” “Family Matters,” “Neighborly Advice,” “Step Mom,” “Everything Dies,” teleplay by John Esposito, story by John Esposito and Greg Nicotero.

Sons of Anarchy (“appisodes” not available online) “Pay Phone,” “Jax Meets His Second Son,” “Tara & Piney,” “Mexican Basketball” written by Kurt Sutter & Gladys Rodriguez.