Home Movies “Parasite,” “Jojo Rabbit” Win Writers Guild Award Among Movies That Were Eligible,...

The 2020 Writers Guild West has just made its two biggest awards of the season. This follows “1917” winning Best Director for Sam Mendes.

Original screenplay went to “Parasite,” which beat “Booksmart,” “1917,” “Marriage Story,” and “Knives Out.”

Adapted screenplay went to “Jojo Rabbit,” which was considered better than “Joker,” “Irishman,” “Little Women,” and “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” This despite Taika Waititi adding several Nazi characters and completely changing the novel the movie was based on.

Not eligible: Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” which should win Original Screenplay at the Oscars. QT is not a member of WGAW.

On the TV side, “The Young and the Restless” won for soap operas. More TV winners coming…keep refreshing…

HBO cleans up in drama and comedy.

Episodic Drama: “Succession” HBO
Episodic Comedy: “Barry” HBO
Best Long Form Drama, Adapted: “Fosse/Verdon” F/X
Best Long Form Drama, Original: “Chernobyl” HBO

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