- by Jeff Beck
The Winners of the 72nd Annual Writers Guild of America Awards
The Writers Guild of America has just finished handing out their awards for 2019, with a little bit of a surprise in one of the major categories (though the first surprise was really that the big winners were announced right as the ceremony began).
As expected, "Parasite" has won Original Screenplay, though without Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" present, it remains unclear as to which will be taking the corresponding Oscar. The surprise came in the Adapted Screenplay category, where Taika Waititi's "Jojo Rabbit" pulled off an unexpected victory, beating frontrunner Greta Gerwig for "Little Women." When it comes to the Oscars though, it seems safe to assume that she's still the frontrunner after winning the Critics' Choice and the USC Scripter awards, and that's on top of Gerwig's Best Director snub.
Last year, you may recall that neither big winner at the WGA Awards went on to win their respective Oscar category (In fact, "Eighth Grade" didn't even get the nomination). Will the same thing happen again this year? We'll just have to wait until the big ceremony on February 9th to find out.
However, before that, we have one major stop left to make. Tomorrow sees the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announcing their winners, which will help us narrow down more categories for the upcoming Oscars, so be sure to check back tomorrow to see who the big winners are.
In the meantime, please see below for a list of tonight's WGA winners:
Original Screenplay: Bong Joon Ho, and Han Jin Won, Parasite Adapted Screenplay: Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit Documentary Screenplay: The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley
Drama Series: Succession Comedy Series: Barry
New Series: Watchmen Episodic Drama: "Tern Haven," Succession Episodic Comedy: "Pilot," Dead to Me Long Form Original: Chernobyl Long Form Adapted: Fosse/Verdon Animation: "Thanksgiving of Horror," The Simpsons Comedy/Variety Series (Including Talk): Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Comedy/Variety: Music, Awards, Tributes: Specials: Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Presents: Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Part 2 Comedy/Variety: Sketch Series: I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson
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