‘Get Out’ and ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Top Writers Guild Awards

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The Writers Guild of America Awards were held last night, and in keeping with this awards season’s style of doing not have a Best Picture frontrunner, the WGA Awards cannot strengthen The Shape of Water‘s status as the go-to Best Picture winner. Guillermo del Toro‘s fairy tale dealt with stiff competitors in the Best Original Screenplay classification at the WGA Awards, however the thinking was that if Shape handled to pull off a win there, it would lastly strengthen as the movie to beat, indisputably. Rather, the WGA chose Jordan Peele‘s Get Out as the winner of Best Original Screenplay, keeping this race intriguing and singling out the newbie filmmaker’s tense and incredible script.

The Best Adapted Screenplay race went more naturally, as James Ivory deservedly won for his Call Me by Your Name script. Provided these WGA Awards, these are most likely safe choices to win the particular classifications at the Oscars, although Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri was disqualified for WGA factor to consider so that might toss a wrench crazes at the Oscars.

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But undoubtedly, the very best Picture race is as fluid as ever. Whatever wins, it’ll be a stat-breaker– Get Out and Lady Bird do not have Best Editing elections, Three Billboards does not have a Best Director election, and Shape of Water does not have a Screen Actors’ Guild election. Exactly what a year, folks.

But somewhere else at the WGA Awards, The Handmaid’s Tale won Best New Series and Best Drama Series, while Veep won Best Comedy Series and Big Little Lies won Long Form Adapted. Episodic Comedy was a surprise, nevertheless, as Will & Grace took that classification over Veep for “Rosario’s Quinceanera.” On the Episodic Drama side, Better Call Saul‘s “Chicanery” won, and for Animation BoJack Horseman‘s “Time’s Arrow” took house the prize. And the award for Best Videogame Writing went to Horizon: Zero Dawn

Check out the complete list of WGA Awards winners listed below and click on this link for my upgraded Oscar forecasts.

FILM

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Get Out
Written by Jordan Peele; Universal Pictures

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Call Me by Your Name
Screenplay by James Ivory; Based on the Novel by André Aciman; Sony Pictures Classics

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

Jane
Written by Brett Morgen; National Geographic

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TELEVISION

DRAMA SERIES

The Handmaid’s Tale
Written by Ilene Chaiken, Nina Fiore, Dorothy Fortenberry, Leila Gerstein, John Herrera, Lynn Renee Maxcy, Bruce Miller, Kira Snyder, Wendy Straker Hauser, Eric Tuchman; Hulu

COMEDY SERIES

Veep
Written by Gabrielle Allan, Rachel Axler, Ted Cohen, Jennifer Crittenden, Alex Gregory, Steve Hely, Peter Huyck, Erik Kenward, Billy Kimball, David Mandel, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Dan Mintz, Lew Morton, Georgia Pritchett, Will Smith; HBO

NEW SERIES

The Handmaid’s Tale
Written by Ilene Chaiken, Nina Fiore, Dorothy Fortenberry, Leila Gerstein, John Herrera, Lynn Renee Maxcy, Bruce Miller, Kira Snyder, Wendy Straker Hauser, Eric Tuchman; Hulu

LONG FORM ORIGINAL

Flint
Written by Barbara Stepansky; Lifetime

LONG FORM ADAPTED

Big Little Lies
Teleplay by David E. Kelley, Based on the Novel by Liane Moriarty; HBO

COMEDY/VARIETY TALK SERIES

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Writers: Tim Carvell, Josh Gondelman, Dan Gurewitch, Geoff Haggerty, Jeff Maurer, John Oliver, Scott Sherman, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Juli Weiner, Ben Silva, Seena Vali; HBO

COMEDY/VARIETY SKETCH SERIES

Saturday Night Live
Head Writers: Chris Kelly, Sarah Schneider, Bryan Tucker; Writers: James Anderson, Kristen Bartlett, Jeremy Beiler, Neal Brennan, Zack Bornstein, Joanna Bradley, Megan Callahan, Michael Che, Anna Drezen, Fran Gillespie, Sudi Green, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Nick Kocher, Michael Koman, Dave McCary, Brian McElhaney, Dennis McNicholas, Drew Michael, Lorne Michaels, Josh Patten, Katie Rich, Pete Schultz, Streeter Seidell, Will Stephen, Kent Sublette, Julio Torres; NBCUniversal

EPISODIC DRAMA

“Chicanery”( Better Call Saul)
Written by Gordon Smith; AMC

EPISODIC COMEDY

“Rosario’s Quinceanera”( Will & Grace)
Written by Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally; NBC

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT– CURRENT EVENTS

“Confronting ISIS”( Frontline)
Written by Martin Smith; PBS

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT– OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS

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“The Great War” Part II ( American Experience)
Written by Stephen Ives; PBS

SHORT FORM NEW MEDIA ADAPTED

“Starboy”( Zac & Mia)
Teleplay by Allen Clary and Andrew Rothschild, based upon the book Zac & Mia by A.J. Betts; go90 com

ANIMATION

“Time’s Arrow”( BoJack Horseman)
Written by Kate Purdy; Netflix

DAYTIME DRAMA

General Hospital
Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Jean Passanante
Writers: Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Dave Rupel, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Christopher Van Etten, Christopher Whitesell; ABC

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