Winners List (Updating Live) – Deadline

It was arguably the shortest WGA Awards ceremony in historical past.

Hollywood writers are, natch, recognized for his or her phrases, so the WGA Awards ceremonies sometimes run lengthy, like three or 4 hours, rivaling even the DGA and PGA ceremonies’ working instances. A WGA Awards present is often full of a zinger opening from the host that rivals any Catskill comic’s set (Brad Garrett, ever so memorable because the 2014 host), political speeches from honorees (Aaron Sorkin’s Trump bash after he obtained the guild’s 2017 Paddy Chayefsky award) and two hander comical moments from presenters (Mad Men creator Matt Weiner and actress Kiernan Shipka’s banter on the 2012 ceremony involves thoughts).

But the pre-taped, glib digital ceremony for the WGA Awards ran a glib 90 minutes, and for the primary time, repped one sole ceremony for the WGA West and WGA East branches. Traditionally, two separate awards ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York are held concurrently with messy outcomes. I.E. the WGA East pronounces massive winners minutes upfront of WGAW’s, spoiling the night for these on the West Coast, who typically study that they misplaced (or received) on their cell telephones whereas sitting within the Beverly Hilton ballroom. None of that meshugaas this 12 months.

The WGA Awards handed their high movie honors to Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman within the Original Screenplay class and the Adapted Screenplay award to Sacha Baron Cohen and his group for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, boosting the Amazon sequel to Oscar frontrunner standing.

Last 12 months, the guild lined up with Oscar’s screenwriting prizes, awarding Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won’s Parasite in authentic screenplay and Taika Waititi’s JoJo Rabbit in tailored. Both received on Oscar night time. That’s a feat that doesn’t at all times happen because the WGA solely acknowledges these nominees who’re guild members, i.e. final 12 months the guild ignored Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood within the authentic screenplay class because the filmmaker isn’t a WGA member. AMPAS, nonetheless, did give Tarantino’s screenplay a nod.

The documentary screenplay award went to Mark Monroe and Bryan Fogel for The Dissident.

On the TV facet, Netflix’s The Crown scribes took the drama sequence award, beating out Better Call Saul, which led all reveals 5 nominations, together with Ozark, The Mandalorian and The Boys; and Ted Lasso landed two within the comedy classes, for comedy sequence, besting fellow nominees The Great, Curb Your Enthusiasm and PEN15.

Desus & Mero took the award for Comedy/Variety Talk Series, beating final 12 months’s winner Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, in addition to Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Late Night with Seth Meyers and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

At Home with Amy Sedaris
took the nod for Comedy/Variety Sketch Series and Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand took the award for Comedy/Variety Special.

The now-defunct Quibi snagged the award within the shortform class for #FreeRayshawn. Bojack Horseman took the nod for Animation, going through off in opposition to The Simpsons, which landed 4 of the six nominations, and Bob’s Burgers.

Will Berson, Shaka King, Kenny Lucas and Keith Lucas accepted the night time’s solely honorary award for his or her work on Warner Bros’ Judas and the Black Messiah. The Paul Selvin Award, named after the WGA West’s longtime normal counsel, yearly salutes scripts targeted on civil rights and constitutional points. The movie’s screenplay is by Berson and King (who additionally directed the movie) and the story is by Berson & King in addition to the Lucas Bros.

The 4 recipients every delivered very temporary remarks. King mentioned it “feels fitting that a film featuring Fred Hampton’s words be honored with an award dedicated to freedom of expression.” Hampton, he added, “exemplified the vitality and sanctity of free speech as well as its incredible power, which so threatened the status quo.”

Tonight’s host Kal Penn, clad in a satin purple tux jacket, was reside from what appeared to be his house. The Harold & Kumar actor talked about that he simply turned a WGA member.

“When I joined SAG they just gave me a pin, oh, well and health insurance,” he joked.

“The show brings together a wonderfully diverse range, from liberal writers on the East Coast to liberal writers on the West Coast,” he continued.

“We’re presenting 26 awards tonight…it’s also the same number of weeks we spend out of work,” Penn added.

Overall, subsequent to earlier hosts, Penn saved it very brief.

In one of many lone funnier moments of the present, Jimmy Fallon presenting comedy sequence, mentioned that final 12 months when he introduced, “I had to remind myself not to say penis when it’s Pen15.”

Then realizing that the producers bought him to say the male organ on air, Fallon exclaimed, “You got me!…I just said it.”

Then not letting up, “The Great Penis Charlie Brown was my favorite Charlie Brown special; they don’t air that anymore. You have to get AppleTV+,” mentioned the Tonight Show host.

In lieu of comical bits from presenters tonight, these have been changed by zinger montage movies which requested WGA members questions like “Sharpie or pencil?” and on the onset of the present, what writers on the age of 12, needed to be after they develop up. For The Social Network Oscar winner and Trial of the Chicago 7 authentic screenplay nominee Sorkin, it was at all times a job in Broadway musicals.

Another temporary humorous second was when Adapted Screenplay Borat Subsequent Moviefilm winner Sacha Baron Cohen detailed the eureka of capturing Rudy Giuliani within the uncooked throughout manufacturing in “one take.”

Breaking kind throughout the digital present, the Original Long Form winners for Mrs. America –Tanya Barfield, Joshua Griffith, Sharon Hoffman, Boo Killebrew, Micah Schraft, April Shih, Dahvi Waller–determined to not seem on digital camera and as an alternative issued a placard assertion which was learn by a male voiceover:

“The creator of our present, Dahvi, is superstitious about planning speeches for awards we haven’t but received, so we, the writing employees of Mrs. America have taken the freedom of composing a press release, simply in case…

We are honored to obtain this WGA award and humbled to have had the chance to inform these tales. We are grateful to Dahvi, who introduced us all collectively and lifted our voices. She championed telling the tales of intersectionalism and marginalized figures too typically relegated to historic footnotes.

The battle for the ERA, womens’ rights, civil rights and human rights, are all related. We hope that the success of our present will encourage different writers to discover the under-represented figures of historical past and combat to inform multidimensional tales. All of the longer term exists up to now. We stay impressed by the phrases of Shirley Chisholm, “If there’s no room for you at the table, bring a folding chair.”

The now-defunct Quibi snagged the award within the shortform class for #FreeRayshawn. Bojack Horseman took the nod for Animation, going through off in opposition to The Simpsons, which landed 4 of the six nominations, and Bob’s Burgers.

Here is the whole checklist of winners:


Original Screenplay

Promising Young Woman
Written by Emerald Fennell
Focus Features

Adapted Screenplay

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Peter Baynham & Erica Rivinoja & Dan Mazer & Jena Friedman & Lee Kern
Story by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Nina Pedrad
Based on Characters Created by Sacha Baron Cohen
Amazon Studios

Documentary Screenplay

The Dissident
Written by Mark Monroe and Bryan Fogel
Briarcliff Entertainment


Drama Series

The Crown
Written by Peter Morgan, Jonathan Wilson; Netflix

Comedy Series

Ted Lasso
Written by Jane Becker, Leann Bowen, Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly, Bill Lawrence, Jamie Lee, Jason Sudeikis, Phoebe Walsh, Bill Wrubel; Apple TV+

New Series

Ted Lasso
Written by Jane Becker, Leann Bowen, Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly, Bill Lawrence, Jamie Lee, Jason Sudeikis, Phoebe Walsh, Bill Wrubel; Apple TV+

Original Long Form

Mrs. America
Written by Tanya Barfield, Joshua Griffith, Sharon Hoffman, Boo Killebrew, Micah Schraft, April Shih, Dahvi Waller; FX Networks

Adapted Long Form

The Queen’s Gambit
Written by Scott Frank, Allan Scott, Based on the novel by Walter Tevis; Netflix

Original & Adapted Short Form New Media

Written by Marc Maurino; Quibi


“Xerox of a Xerox” (BoJack Horseman)
Written by Nick Adams; Netflix

Episodic Drama

“Fire Pink” (Ozark)
Written by Miki Johnson; Netflix

Episodic Comedy

“The Great” (The Great)
Written by Tony McNamara; Hulu

Comedy/Variety Talk Series

Desus & Mero
Writers: Daniel “Desus Nice” Baker, Claire Friedman, Ziwe Fumudoh, Josh Gondelman, Robert Kornhauser, Joel “The Kid Mero” Martinez, Heben Nigatu, Mike Pielocik, Julia Young; Showtime

Comedy/Variety Specials

Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand: Building Back America Great Again Better 2020
Head Writers: Ariel Dumas, Jay Katsir Writers: Delmonte Bent, Michael Brumm, River Clegg, Aaron Cohen, Stephen T. Colbert, Nicole Conlan, Paul Dinello, Glenn Eichler, Django Gold, Gabe Gronli, Barry Julien, Michael Cruz Kayne, Eliana Kwartler, Matt Lappin, Felipe Torres Medina, Opus Moreschi, Asher Perlman, Tom Purcell, Kate Sidley, Brian Stack, John Thibodeaux, Steve Waltien; Showtime

Comedy/Variety Sketch Series

At Home with Amy Sedaris
Writers: Jeremy Beiler, Cole Escola, Peter Grosz, Amy Sedaris; truTV

Quiz And Audience Participation

Weakest Link
Head Writer: Ann Slichter Writers: Chip Dornell, Paul Greenberg, Joyce Ikemi, Stuart Krasnow, Jon Macks, Mona Mira, Scott Saltzburg, Aaron Solomon, Chris Sturgeon, Grant Taylor; NBC

Daytime Drama

Days of Our Lives
Head Writer: Ron Carlivati Writers: Lorraine Broderick, Joanna Cohen, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon, David Kreizman, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine D. Schock, Elizabeth Snyder; NBC

Children’s Episodic, Long Form And Specials

“The Sleepover”
Written by Sarah Rothschild; Netflix

Documentary Script – Current Events

“Agents of Chaos, Part II”
Written by Alex Gibney & Michael J. Palmer; HBO Documentary Films

Documentary Script – Other Than Current Events

“Opioids, Inc.” (Frontline)
Written by Tom Jennings; PBS

News Script – Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin, Or Breaking Report

“Anger in America” (World News Tonight with David Muir)
Written by Dave Bloch, David Muir, Karen Mooney, David Schoetz; ABC News

News Script – Analysis, Feature, Or Commentary

“Juneteenth: A Celebration of Overcoming”
Written by Dave Bloch; ABC News

Digital News

“The Store That Called the Cops on George Floyd”
Written by Aymann Ismail; Slate.com


Radio Audio News Script – Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin, Or Breaking Report

“Changemakers: Leaders Who Made a Difference”
Written by Gail Lee; CBS News Radio

Radio Audio News Script – Analysis, Feature, Or Commentary

“Against Those Thugs: Delores Tucker and Bill Bennett” (Slow Burn)
Written by Joel Anderson, Christopher Johnson; Slate Podcasts


On Air Promotion

“Get Out The Vote – Check Out Those Moves”
Written by Meghana Reddy and Angad Bhalla; Facebook, Instagram, YouTube

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