The 2021 WGA nominations for TV were announced earlier this month, and now it’s time for movies. Original screenplays that garnered attention include Judas and the Black Messiah, Palm Springs, Promising Young Woman, and more. On the adapted screenplay front, titles such as Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, and more landed nods. See the full list of 2021 WGA nominations below.
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With the Academy Awards coming next week, awards season is coming to a close. Even though it seems like there won’t be many surprises when the trophies are handed out, the 2020 Writers Guild Awards winners handed out this weekend would seem to indicate that there could still be some surprises when the major categories are handed out.
Bong Joon-ho‘s acclaimed Parasite came away with the award for Original Screenplay for the script written by the director himself and co-writer Han Jin Won. Meanwhile, the award for Adapted Screenplay went to Taika Waititi for Jojo Rabbit. That means these movies still have a chance at landing some Oscar gold next week.
Meanwhile, the television side of the 2020 Writers Guild Awards winners saw HBO take home a bunch of trophies. Watchmen, Barry, Succession, and Chernobyl all came away with wins in different categories. You can find out the full list of 2020 Writers Guild Awards winners below. Read More »
It’s awards season, place your bets! Today, the Writers Guild of America West and Writers Guild of America East have announced their nominees for the best TV of the year. The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale, Mindhunter, Succession, and Watchmen will compete for Best Drama Series, while Barry, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, PEN15, Russian Doll, and Veep go up against each other for Best Comedy Series. Beyond that, there are nominations for Best New Series, Best Episodic Drama, Best Original Long Form, and many, many more. See the full list of WGA TV Nominees below. Winners will be announced Saturday, February 1, 2020.
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A battleground has formed in Hollywood, but it’s not the stuff of movies. The fights are taking place in boardrooms, and soon courtrooms, as writers and their agents wage a war that is as tricky as it is potentially transformative of the entire movie and TV landscape.
You may have heard the acronyms “WGA” and “ATA” thrown around, or seen the hashtag #WGAStaffingBoost on Twitter, and thought that this was a labor dispute that has little to do with you, the media-consuming public. But as negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and the Association of Talent Agents break down, it’s important to know exactly what is at stake. Is this a strike? What are writers and agents arguing over? How is this standoff threatening to change Hollywood? And can I still watch my favorite TV shows? We break down the intricacies of this standoff in our WGA ATA explainer.
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Posted on Monday, February 20th, 2017 by Angie Han
Awards season finally and truly comes to an end next weekend with the Oscars, but we’ve got a few final prizes to get out before then. Over this past weekend, the Writers Guild of America handed out their 2017 awards. Big winners in the film categories included Moonlight and Arrival, while The Americans and Atlanta led the TV categories. See the list of WGA Awards 2017 winners below.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 by Angie Han
By this point in the season, we’ve got a rough idea of how the awards race is shaping up. La La Land, Moonlight, and Manchester by the Sea are already looking like Oscar frontrunners despite the fact that the actual Oscar nominations won’t be announced for another few weeks, and films with that kind of momentum tend to rack up a whole bunch of other prizes on the way. So of course all three have been nominated for the Writers Guild Awards, along with some of the other usual suspects like Fences and Arrival.
But every once in a while, the universe likes to throw us for a loop. Today, a big surprise has come bursting in through the fourth wall to curse up a storm. Yup, Deadpool has managed to snag a Best Adapted Screenplay nom at the WGAs, beating out more expected contenders like Silence, Sully, and Hacksaw Ridge. Find the full list of 2017 WGA nominations below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 by Angie Han
The long, exhausting journey through awards season continues today, as the Writers Guild of America announce their nominations for their 2016 honors. As it turns out, they like a lot of the same things the Producers Guild and the Screen Actors Guild do, namely Spotlight, The Big Short, and Straight Outta Compton. They are, however, the only one of the three guilds to put Trainwreck in the race. Read the list of 2016 WGA Awards nominations after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 by Angie Han
The producers, the actors, the editors, and the costume designers have already weighed in on their favorites of 2014, and today it is the writers’ turn to nominate their fellows for achievements in 2014. The Writers Guild of America has announced its nominees for the 2015 awards, and they run the gamut from Boyhood to Guardians of the Galaxy. Get the full 2015 WGA nominations list after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 by Angie Han
By this point in the awards race, it’s usually pretty clear who the frontrunners are. Most of the guilds have already thrown their support behind a few favorite films, which typically then go on to fare well at the Academy Awards. Nevertheless, there were a couple of mild surprises when the WGA announced its 2014 Writers Guild Award winners this weekend.
In the original screenplay category, Spike Jonze beat out the likes of David O. Russell and Woody Allen to pick up a prize for Her. That bodes well for Jonze on Oscar night, as the list of Oscar nominees perfectly matched the list of WGA nominees this year. A more unexpected result is Billy Ray‘s adapted screenplay win for Captain Phillips, but that doesn’t really make him the Oscar favorite. He didn’t have to compete against 12 Years a Slave or Philomena, both of which were deemed ineligible for the WGAs. Hit the jump to see who else won in the film and TV categories.
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Posted on Friday, January 3rd, 2014 by Angie Han
Following SAG and the PGA, the Writers Guild of America has just unveiled its list of nominees for the 2014 nominees. For anyone who’s been watching the awards race, the list won’t contain many surprises. The WGA likes American Hustle and Dallas Buyers Club just as much as everyone else does. Additionally, several of the most notable absences can be chalked up to disqualifications. 12 Years a Slave, considered a favorite for the Best Picture Oscar, was deemed ineligible, as was Golden Globe nominee Philomena.
One that did qualify but failed to secure a nomination nonetheless was the Coens’ Inside Llewyn Davis, which similarly struck out with both SAG and the PGA. And one unexpected outcome was a nomination for Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor, which hasn’t come up in too many awards seasons conversations as of yet.
Hit the jump to read the full list.
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