By Rachel Ganz
Observer Staff Writer 

'Parasite" and "Jojo Rabbit" Big winners at The Writers Guild Awards West Coast 2020

Prime Video's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," along with HBO's "Veep," a three-time winner in the category

 

February 22, 2020

Host Actress Comedian Gasteyer

'Parasite" and "Jojo Rabbit" Big winners at The Writers Guild Awards West Coast 2020

On Saturday evening, February 1, 2020 at the Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won, won the best original screenplay award from the Writers Guild of America for "Parasite" while the best adapted screenplay award was given to Taika Waititi for "Jojo Rabbit."

"Parasite," a South Korean black comedy- cliff hanger, exceeded the screen writers of "1917," "Book smart," "Knives Out" and "Marriage Story."

HBO's writers for"Barry" won in the comedy series category, beating last year's winner, Prime Video's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," along with HBO's "Veep," a three-time winner in the category; Hulu's "PEN15" and Netflix's "Russian Doll. "Watchmen" won in the new series category

Actress-comedian Ana Gasteye, who was simultaneously charming and funny, hosted the WGA Awards ceremony at The Beverly Hilton. A contemporaneous ceremony was held in New York City. Actress Geena Davis and Diane Keaton were dynamic presenters T, who captured the show with style and class. Henry Wrinkler's presence on stage was filled with gratitude and humlity


Screenwriter Charles Randolph ("Bombshell") received the WGA's Paul Selvin Award, which distinguishes a script that "best exemplifies the spirit of the constitutional civil rights and liberties that are indispensable to the survival of free writers everywhere."

The Valentine Davies Award was given to Brad Falchuck/ writer/director/producer (known for 'Glee") for his positive impact on young writers. Brad Falchuck, second husband to actress Gwyneth Paltrow chatted openly how difficult is to balance a successful carrier, marriage and family life. I could not help but notice the beautiful Gwyneth Paltrow blushing at her table as her husband Brad Falchuck spoke. They left together immediately after his award

It was a wonderful award show evening that presented a tremendous amount of talent

Here is a complete list of winners:

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

"Parasite," written by Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

"Jojo Rabbit," screenplay by Taika Waititi, based on the book "Caging Skies" by Christine Leunens

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

"The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley," written by Alex Gibney

DRAMA SERIES

"Succession," Written by Jesse Armstrong, Alice Birch, Jon Brown, Jonathan Glatzer, Cord Jefferson, Mary Laws, Lucy Prebble, Georgia Pritchett, Tony Roche, Gary Shteyngart, Susan Soon He Stanton, Will Tracy; HBO

COMEDY SERIES

"Barry," Written by Alec Berg, Duffy Boudreau, Bill Hader, Emily Heller, Jason Kim, Taofik Kolade, Elizabeth Sarnoff; HBO

NEW SERIES

"Watchmen," Written by Lila Byock, Nick Cuse, Christal Henry, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Cord Jefferson, Jeff Jensen, Claire Kiechel, Damon Lindelof, Stacy Osei-Kuffour, Tom Spezialy, Carly Wray; HBO

ORIGINAL LONG FORM

"Chernobyl," Written by Craig Mazin; HBO

ADAPTED LONG FORM

"Fosse/Verdon," Written by Debora Cahn, Joel Fields, Ike Holter, Thomas Kail, Steven Levenson, Charlotte Stoudt, Tracey Scott Wilson, Based on the book Fosse by Sam Wasson; FX Networks

ORIGINAL SHORT FORM NEW MEDIA

"Special," Written by Ryan O'Connell; Netflix

ANIMATION

"Thanksgiving of Horror" (The Simpsons), Written by Dan Vebber; Fox

EPISODIC DRAMA

"Tern Haven" (Succession), Written by Will Tracy; HBO

EPISODIC COMEDY

"Pilot" (Dead to Me), Written by Liz Feldman; Netflix

COMEDY/VARIETY TALK SERIES

"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," Senior Writers: Dan Gurewitch, Jeff Maurer, Jill Twiss, Juli Weiner Writers: Tim Carvell, Daniel O'Brien, John Oliver, Owen Parsons, Charlie Redd, Joanna Rothkopf, Ben Silva, Seena Vali; HBO

COMEDY/VARIETY SPECIALS

"Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Presents: Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner Part 2," Head Writer Melinda Taub, Writing Supervised by Joe Grossman, Nicole Silverberg, Writers Samantha Bee, Kristen Bartlett, Pat Cassels, Sean Crespo, Mike Drucker, Mathan Erhardt, Lewis Friedman, Miles Kahn, Sahar Rizvi, Special Material by Allison Silverman; TBS



COMEDY/VARIETY SKETCH SERIES

"I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson," Writers: Jeremy Beiler, Zach Kanin, Tim Robinson, John Solomon; Netflix

QUIZ AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

"Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?," Head Writer Bret Calvert, Writers Seth Harrington, Rosemarie DiSalvo; Nickelodeon

DAYTIME DRAMA

"The Young and the Restless," Writers: Amanda L. Beall, Jeff Beldner, Sara Bibel, Matt Clifford, Annie Compton, Christopher Dunn, Sara Endsley, Janice Ferri Esser, Mellinda Hensley, Anne Schoettle, Natalie Minardi Slater, Teresa Zimmerman; CBS


CHILDREN'S EPISODIC, LONG FORM AND SPECIALS

"Remember Black Elvis?" (Family Reunion), Written by Howard Jordan, Jr.; Netflix

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT - CURRENT EVENTSi

"Trump's Trade War" (Frontline), Written by Rick Young; PBS

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT - OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS

"Right To Fail" (Frontline), Written by Tom Jennings; PBS

NEWS SCRIPT - REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT

"Terror in America: The Massacres in El Paso and Dayton" (Special Edition of the CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell), Written by Jerry Cipriano, Joe Clines, Bob Meyer; CBS News

NEWS SCRIPT - ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY

"Fly Like An Eagle" (60 Minutes), Written by Katie Kerbstat Jacobson, Scott Pelley, Nicole Young; CBS News

DIGITAL NEWS

"Stories About My Brother," Written by Prachi Gupta, Jezebel.com

RADIO/AUDIO NOMINEES

RADIO/AUDIO NEWS SCRIPT - REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT

"Hail and Farewell: Remembering Some Headline Makers," Written by Gail Lee; CBS News Radio

RADIO/AUDIO NEWS SCRIPT - ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY

"The Enduring Legacy of Jackie Kennedy Onassis," Written by Dianne E. James, Gail Lee; CBS News Radio

PROMOTIONAL WRITING NOMINEES

ON AIR PROMOTION

"Star Trek: Picard" and "All Rise Promos," Written by Jessica Katzenstein; CBS

Geena Davis Presenter

 

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