The Winners of the 73rd Annual Writers Guild of America Awards
The Writers Guild of America has just finished announcing their awards for 2020, with Emerald Fennell cementing her frontrunner position for the Best Original Screenplay Oscar with a big win this evening for "Promising Young Woman".
Sadly they decided to embarrass themselves spectacularly by awarding "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" their Adapted Screenplay award. It's unfortunate that they decided to treat the award as a complete and utter joke, but apparently they had no interest in taking it seriously this year. However, it hardly mattered as "Nomadland" (which they had wrongfully disqualified from competing) still has a strong lock on the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar.
With the big win for "Promising Young Woman" this evening, it now feels even more certain that "Nomadland" will be the big winner on Oscar night, but we'll know for sure at this week's other big event: The Producers Guild of America Awards, which will take place Wednesday night. If "Nomadland" wins there, it's pretty much over, but if something else should win... we may still have a race on, so be sure to check back to see who takes the big prize.
In the meantime, please see below for a list of tonight's WGA winners:
Original Screenplay: Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
Adapted Screenplay: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Documentary Screenplay: The Dissident
Drama Series: The Crown
Comedy Series: Ted Lasso
New Series: Ted Lasso
Episodic Drama: "Fire Pink", Ozark
Episodic Comedy: "The Great", The Great
Long Form Original: Mrs. America
Long Form Adapted: The Queen's Gambit
Animation: "Xerox of a Xerox", BoJack Horseman
Comedy/Variety: Talk Series: Desus & Mero
Comedy/Variety: Specials: Stephen Colbert's Election Night 2020: Democracy's Last Stand: Building Back America Great Again Better 2020
Comedy/Variety: Sketch Series: At Home with Amy Sedaris
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