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The Writers Guild celebrates The Handmaid's Tale and Get Out

(Photo: Getty Images for 2018 Writers Guild Awards LA Ceremony, Alberto E. Rodriguez)
(Photo: Getty Images for 2018 Writers Guild Awards LA Ceremony, Alberto E. Rodriguez)

We’ve already heard which 2017 movies had the best producing, directing, and acting (at least according to the producers, directors, and actors), which only leaves the most important group in all of content creation: the writers. Without those wizards of the written word, all movies and TV shows would simply be formless waves of static, telling no new stories and enriching very few lives. So, tonight’s Writers Guild Awards ceremony is less about Hollywood patting itself on the back for a job well done and more about Hollywood paying tribute to the only gods who truly matter. Also, the WGA Awards are the final big ceremony like this before the Oscars, so they are fairly important.


As for the awards, the Writers Guild Association paid tribute to a lot of dependable award-deservers like The Handmaid’s Tale (which also won Best New Series), Better Call Saul, Veep, and BoJack Horseman. Saturday Night Live won for the sketch comedy/variety category, further encouraging the show to continue making easy Trump jokes every week, and Flint beat out some tough competition in the long form original category to win Lifetime a WGA award.

Call Me By Your Name won the Best Adapted Screenplay award, the only award almost as prestigious as Best Original Screenplay, which went to Get Out. That should be a very good sign for the movie’s Oscar chances, as its good showing at the Directors Guild Awards teased a showdown between it and The Shape Of Water next month at the Academy Awards.

The major winners are below, and the full list can be found at Variety.

Best Episodic Comedy

Will & Grace, “Rosario’s Quinceanera,” written by Tracy Poust and Jon Kinnally

Grace And Frankie, “The Burglary,” written by Brendan McCarthy and David Budin

The Carmichael Show, “Intervention,” written by Willie Hunter

Veep, “Judge,” written by Ted Cohen

Trial And Error, “The Verdict,” written by Jeff Astroff

Best Episodic Drama

Better Call Saul, “Chicanery,” written by Gordon Smith

The Leftovers, “The Book Of Nora,” written by Tom Perrotta and Damon Lindelof

Good Behavior, “The Heart Attack Is The Best Way,” written by Chad Hodge

The OA, “Homecoming,” written by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij

Better Call Saul, “Slip,” written by Heather Marion

The Americans, “The Soviet Decision,” written by Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields

Best Quiz And Audience Participation

Hollywood Game Night


Best Drama Series

The Handmaid’s Tale

The Americans

Better Call Saul

Game Of Thrones

Stranger Things


BoJack Horseman, “Time’s Arrow,” written by Kate Purdy

Bob’s Burgers, “Brunchsquatch,” written by Lizzie Molyneux and Wendy Molyneux

The Simpsons, “A Father’s Watch,” written by Simon Rich

BoJack Horseman, “Ruthie,” written by Joanna Calo

The Simpsons, “The Serfsons,” written by Brian Kelley

Best Long Form Adapted

Big Little Lies


The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

The Wizard Of Lies

Best Adapted Screenplay

Call Me By Your Name

The Disaster Artist


Molly’s Game


Best Comedy/Variety Sketch Series

Saturday Night Live

Nathan For You


The President Show

Weekend Update Summer Edition

Best Long Form Original


American Horror Story: Cult

Feud: Bette And Joan


Manhant: Unabomber

Best New Series

The Handmaid’s Tale

American Vandal

The Deuce



Outstanding Achievement In Video Game Writing

Horizon Zero Dawn

Dishonored: Death Of The Outsider

Futurama: Worlds Of Tomorrow

Madden NFL19: Longshot

Best Comedy/Variety Talk Series

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver


Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Late Night With Seth Meyers

Real Time With Bill Maher

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

The Jim Jefferies Show

Best Comedy Series


Curb Your Enthusiasm


Master Of None

Silicon Valley

Best Original Screenplay

Get Out, written by Jordan Peele

The Big Sick, written by Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani

I, Tonya, written by Steven Rogers

Lady Bird, written by Greta Gerwig

The Shape Of Water, written by Guillermo Del Toro and Vanessa Taylor

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