WGA Awards 2019: 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?', 'Eighth Grade' Among the Big Winners
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'The Americans', 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' and 'American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace', in the meantime, land the top prize in TV category at the 71st Writers Guild of America Awards.

AceShowbiz - "Can You Ever Forgive Me?", "Eighth Grade", "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and "The Americans" were among the big winners at the Writers Guild of America Awards on Sunday night (February 17).

Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty picked up the Best Adapted Screenplay prize for "Can You Ever Forgive Me?", based on Lee Israel's memoir, while Bo Burnham's grabbed the honours for Best Original Screenplay for the acclaimed "Eighth Grade".

TV drama "The Americans" landed the Best Drama Series prize and "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" picked up the Comedy Series gong, while "American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace" was named Best Adapted Longform Series, and the Stephen King-inspired thriller "Castle Rock" scored the Original Longform Series award.

The awards were handed out in bi-coastal ceremonies. The WGA East held its ceremony at the Edison Ballroom in New York, while the WGA West staged its bash at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

Full List of Winners at the 2019 WGA Awards:

  • Original Screenplay: Bo Burnham, "Eighth Grade"
  • Adapted Screenplay: Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, "Can You Ever Forgive Me?"
  • Documentary Screenplay: Ozzy Inguanzo & Dava Whisenant, "Bathtubs Over Broadway"
  • TV Drama Series: "The Americans"
  • TV Comedy Series: "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
  • Best New Series: "Barry"
  • Longform - Original: "Castle Rock"
  • Longform - Adapted: "American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace"
  • Shortform New Media - Original: "Class of Lies"
  • Shortform New Media - Adapted: "The Walking Dead: Red Machete"
  • Animation: "The Simpsons, Episode "Bart's Not Dead"
  • Episodic Drama: "Homeland, Episode Paean to the People"
  • Episodic Comedy: "Barry"
  • Comedy/Variety Talk Series: "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver"
  • Comedy/Variety Sketch Series: "Nathan for You"
  • Comedy/Variety Specials: "The Fake News With Ted Nelms"
  • Quiz and Audience Participation: "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"
  • Daytime Drama: "General Hospital"
  • Children's Episodic and Specials: "A Series of Unfortunate Events", Episode "The Ersatz Elevator: Part One"
  • Documentary Script - Current Events: "Trump's Takeover (Frontline)"
  • Documentary Script - Other Than Current Events: "The Eugenics Crusade (American Experience)"
  • Documentary Script - Other Than Current Events: "The Eugenics Crusade (American Experience)"
  • News Script - Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin or Breaking Report: "Catastrophe (60 Minutes)"
  • News Script - Analysis, Feature or Commentary: "Wounds of War (60 Minutes)"
  • Digital News: "Inside the Culture of Sexism at Riot Games"
  • Radio/Audio Documentary: "RFK: 50 Years After Shots Rang Out at the Ambassador Hotel"
  • Radio/Audio News Script - Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin, or Breaking Report: "Remembering The Good, The Bad and the Brilliant"
  • Radio/Audio News Script - Analysis, Feature or Commentary: "John McCain: A Life of Service"
  • On-Air Promotion (Radio or Television): Tribute to "Star Trek" for the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys
  • Videogame Writing: God of War

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