NEW YORK -- The films "Thelma and Louise" and "The Silence of the Lambs" won Writers Guild of America awards for outstanding film screenplays in the 44th annual awards announced last night at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York and the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Among the television shows honored were "thirtysomething" and "Cheers." A posthumous tribute was given to Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets.
News program winners included two public television documentaries, the CBS news magazine "48 Hours," and the "CBS Evening News." CBS News also won three awards in the category of radio documentaries, and one for spot radio reporting.