Winners // 70th WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA AWARDS



Jordan Peele's Get Out was named Best Original Screenplay at the 70th Writers Guild of America Awards on Sunday night. The genre thriller turned Oscar darling was considered one of the frontrunners for the same award at the upcoming Academy Awards. This win from the WGA solidifies its place as the likely champion, beating out other potential winners The Shape of Water and Lady Bird.


The only other contender that could sneak in at the Oscars is Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The film's screenplay was ineligible for the WGA Award.


For Adapted Screenplay, James Ivory picked up the award for Call Me By Your Name. Ivory has been the predicted winner of the Oscar most of the season.


On the television side, The Handmaid's Tale won for Drama Series. Veep won for Comedy Series. Big Little Lies won for Long Form, Adapted.


The 70th Writers Guild of America Awards were announced at joint ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.


FULL LIST OF WINNERS:


ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

GET OUT

Jordan Peele


ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

James Ivory


DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

JANE

Brett Morgan


DRAMA SERIES

THE HANDMAID'S TALE

Ilene Chaiken, Nina Fiore, Dorothy Fortenberry, Leila Gerstein, John Herrera, Lynn Renee Maxcy, Bruce Miller, Kira Snyder, Wendy Straker Hauser, Eric Tuchman


COMEDY SERIES

VEEP

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


NEW SERIES

THE HANDMAID'S TALE

Ilene Chaiken, Nina Fiore, Dorothy Fortenberry, Leila Gerstein, John Herrera, Lynn Renee Maxcy, Bruce Miller, Kira Snyder, Wendy Straker Hauser, Eric Tuchman


LONG FORM ORIGINAL

FLINT

Barbara Stepansky


LONG FORM ADAPTED

BIG LITTLE LIES

David E. Kelley


SHORT FORM NEW MEDIA ADAPTED

"STARBOY"

ZAC AND MIA

Allen Clary, Andrew Rothschild


ANIMATION

"TIME'S ARROW"

BOJACK HORSEMAN

Kate Purdy


EPISODIC DRAMA

"CHICANERY"

BETTER CALL SAUL

Gordon Smith


EPISODIC COMEDY

"ROSARIO'S QUINCEANERA"

WILL AND GRACE

Tracy Poust, Jon Kinnally


COMEDY/VARIETY TALK SERIES

LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER

Tim Carvell, Josh Gondelman, Dan Gurewitch, Geoff Haggerty, Jeff Maurer, John Oliver, Scott Sherman, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Juli Weiner, Ben Silva, Seena Vali


COMEDY/VARIETY SKETCH SERIES

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

Chris Kelly, Sarah Schnieder, Bryan Tucker, 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 Subletto, Julio Torres


COMEDY/VARIETY SPECIALS

39TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS

Dave Boone


QUIZ AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT

Grant Taylor, Michael Agbabian, Alex Chauvin, Ann Slichter, Dwight D. Smith


DAYTIME DRAMA

GENERAL HOSPITAL

Shelly Altman, Jean Passanante, 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, Christoperh Whitesell


CHILDREN'S EPISODIC AND SPECIALS

"AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY - IVY AND JULIE 1976: A HAPPY BALANCE"

AMERICAN GIRL

May Chan


DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT - CURRENT EVENTS

"CONFRONTING ISIS"

FRONTLINE

Martin Smith


DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT - OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS

"THE GREAT WAR" PART II

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Stephen Ives


NEWS SCRIPT - REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT

"WHITE HELMETS"

60 MINUTES

Scott Pelley, Nicole Young, Katie Kerbstat


NEWS SCRIPT - ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY

"CHIEF OF CHOBANI"

60 MINUTES

Steve Kroft, Oriana Zill de Granados


DIGITAL NEWS

"THE SUPER PREDATORS"

Melissa Jeltsen, Dana Liebelson


RADIO/AUDIO DOCUMENTARY

"CBS RADIO 90TH ANNIVERSARY"

Dianne E. James, Gail Lee


RADIO/AUDIO NEWS SCRIPT - REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT

"WORLD NEWS THIS WEEK: JUNE 9, 2017"

Tara Gimbel Tanis


RADIO/AUDIO NEWS SCRIPT - ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY

"DISHIN' DIGITAL ON WCBS-AM"

Robert Hawley


ON-AIR PROMOTION (RADIO OR TELEVISION)

"CBS COMEDY"

Dan Greenberger


OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN VIDEOGAME WRITING

HORIZON ZERO DAWN

John Gonzalez, Benjamin McCaw, Ben Schroder, Anne Toole, Dee Warrick, Meg Jayanth

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