Saturday, June 15, 2024

WGA Awards “Eighth Grade” Best Original Screenplay, “Can You Ever Forgive Me” Best Adapted, “Mrs. Maisel” Best Comedy, “The Americans” Best Drama


Believe it or not, there’s still a guild that hasn’t dispensed its awards to whoever’s still left in Hollywood.

Right now the WGA is handing out their prizes.

Comedy Series, “Mrs. Maisel”

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” wins Best Adapted Screenplay.

“The Americans” won Best Dramatic Series.

“General Hospital” won Best Daytime Drama.

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” wins Best Talk/Variety.

“Eighth Grade” won Best Original Screenplay. It wasn’t even nominated for an Oscar.

HBO’s “Barry” has won Best Episodic Comedy. It also won Best New Series.

“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” is best game show.

Showtime’s “Homeland” picked up the award for Best Episodic Drama.

“The Simpsons” won for Best Animated Show.

Here are the nominees for movies. Not all screenplays were eligible.


“Eighth Grade,” Written by Bo Burnham; A24

“Green Book,” Written by Nick Vallelonga & Brian Currie & Peter Farrelly; Universal Pictures

“A Quiet Place,” Screenplay by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck and John Krasinski, Story by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck; Paramount Pictures

“Roma,” Written by Alfonso Cuarón; Netflix

“Vice,” Written by Adam McKay; Annapurna Pictures


“BlacKkKlansman,” Written by Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee, Based on the book by Ron Stallworth; Focus Features

“Black Panther,” Written by Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole, Based on the Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, Based on the book by Lee Israel; Fox Searchlight

“If Beale Street Could Talk,” Screenplay by Barry Jenkins, Based on the novel by James Baldwin; Annapurna Pictures

“A Star is Born,” Screenplay by Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters, Based on the 1954 screenplay by Moss Hart and the 1976 screenplay by John Gregory Dunne & Joan Didion and Frank Pierson, Based on a story by William Wellman and Robert Carson; Warner Bros.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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