Writers Guild of America Awards 2018: Get Out, Call Me By Your Name, The Handmaid's Tale win big

FP Staff

Feb 12, 2018 12:14:26 IST

The 70th annual Writers Guild of America Awards was held on 11 February in New York, reports Deadline. Writers Guild of America (WGA) members vote for the best writing from films and TV of the past year. The screenplay winners, in particular, are often a harbinger for who may win at the Academy Awards.

Here are some of the night’s victors at the awards ceremony, held simultaneously in Los Angeles (where Patton Oswalt hosted) and New York.

Original Screenplay

Get Out – Jordan Peele (winner)

The Big Sick – Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani
I, Tonya – Steven Rogers
Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig
The Shape of Water – Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor; story by Guillermo del Toro

Adapted Screenplay

Call Me by Your Name – James Ivory; based on the novel by André Aciman (winner)

The Disaster Artist – Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber; based on the book by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell
Logan – Scott Frank, James Mangold and Michael Green; story by James Mangold; based on characters from the X-Men comic books and theatrical motion pictures
Molly's Game – Aaron Sorkin; based on the book by Molly Bloom
Mudbound – Virgil Williams and Dee Rees; based on the novel by Hillary Jordan

Documentary Screenplay

Jane – Brett Morgen (winner)

Betting on Zero – Ted Braun
No Stone Unturned – Alex Gibney
Oklahoma City – Barak Goodman

Drama Series

The Handmaid's Tale (winner)

The Americans
Better Call Saul
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things

Comedy Series

Veep, HBO (winner)

Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO
GLOW, Netflix
Master of None, Netflix
Silicon Valley, HBO

New Series

The Handmaid's Tale, Hulu (winner)

American Vandal, Netflix
The Deuce, HBO
GLOW, Netflix
Ozark, Netflix

Long Form Original

Flint, Lifetime (winner)

American Horror Story: Cult, FX
Feud: Bette and Joan, FX
Godless, Netflix
Manhunt: Unabomber, Discovery Channel

Long Form Adapted

Big Little Lies, HBO (winner)

Fargo, FX
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, HBO
The Wizard of Lies, HBO


“Time’s Arrow,” BoJack Horseman, Netflix )(winner)

"Brunchsquatch" – Bob's Burgers, Fox
"A Father's Watch" – The Simpsons, Fox
"Ruthie" – BoJack Horseman, Netflix
"The Serfsons" – The Simpsons, Fox

Episodic Drama

“Chicanery,” Better Call Saul, AMC (winner)

"The Book of Nora" – The Leftovers, HBO
"The Heart Attack is the Best Way" – Good Behavior, TNT
"Homecoming" – The OA, Netflix
"Slip" – Better Call Saul, AMC
"The Soviet Decision" – The Americans, FX

Episodic Comedy

“Rosario’s Quinceanera,” Will & Grace, NBC (winner)

"The Burglary" – Grace and Frankie, Netflix
"Intervention" – The Carmichael Show, NBC
"Judge" – Veep, HBO
"The Verdict" – Trial & Error, NBC

Comedy/Variety Talk Series

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, HBO (winner)

Conan, TBS
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Comedy Central
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, TBS
The Jim Jefferies Show, Comedy Central
Jimmy Kimmel Live!, ABC
Late Night with Seth Meyers, NBC
Real Time with Bill Maher, HBO

Comedy/Variety Sketch Series

Saturday Night Live (winner)

Nathan For You, Comedy Central
Portlandia, IFC
The President Show, Comedy Central
Weekend Update Summer Edition, NBC

Updated Date: Feb 12, 2018 12:14:26 IST