Get Out & Call Me By Your Name win big at Writers Guild Awards

The granddaddy of all awards shows – the Academy Awards – is but a few weeks away, and there are still plenty of other awards to give out to last year’s best films. Patton Oswalt hosted the Writers Guild Awards last night, and much like other guild awards, the results here are considered a precursor to what could happen on Oscar night. Things now look very good for GET OUT and CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, both of which walked away with Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay, respectively. James Ivory’s work on CMBYN was expected to pick up the win, as it is at the Oscars, where it goes up against MOLLY’S GAME, LOGAN, THE DISASTER ARTIST and MUDBOUND. However, GET OUT is coming out on top against some fierce competition in LADY BIRD and THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI, as all three are strong contenders to win. If all goes like last night did, we could be saying “Oscar-winner Jordan Peele” quite soon.

There were plenty of other winners last night as well, with shows like BIG LITTLE LIES, VEEP and BOJACK HORSEMAN taking home awards. Take a look at the full list below, where some of the best scripts of the year were awarded to writers to who spent many a’ night alone in a dark room, illuminated by nothing but the cold glow of a computer screen.

Original Screenplay
Get Out

Adapted Screenplay
Call Me by Your Name

Documentary Screenplay
Jane, National Geographic

Drama Series
The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu

Comedy Series
Veep, HBO

New Series
The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu

Long Form Original
Flint, Lifetime

Long Form Adapted
Big Little Lies, HBO

“Time’s Arrow,” BoJack Horseman, Netflix

Episodic Drama
“Chicanery,” Better Call Saul, AMC

Episodic Comedy
“Rosario’s Quinceanera,” Will & Grace, NBC

Comedy/Variety Talk Series
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, HBO

Comedy/Variety Sketch Series
Saturday Night Live

See if CALL ME BY YOUR NAME and GET OUT will repeat their victories at the Oscars on March 4.



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