'Get Out' wins big at Writers Guild Awards
Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' was the big winner at the 2018 Writers Guild Awards, taking home the Original Screenplay prize, and 'Call Me by Your Name' took the gong for Adapted Screenplay.
LOS ANGELES - Get Out was the big winner at the 2018 Writers Guild Awards (WGAs).
The Jordan Peele-written horror-comedy movie took home the prize for Original Screenplay at the ceremony, which was simultaneously held in both New York City and Los Angeles on Sunday.
Peele said in his acceptance speech: "This was a passion project. It was something that I put my love into, I put my soul into, so getting this from you means so much."
James Ivory's script for Call Me By Your Name took the gong for Adapted Screenplay, and the writer admitted he was shocked by the victory.
He said: "I'm astonished by all this. I just wanted to go and make a film in Italy again."
The Handmaid's Tale was also among the big winners on the night, with the Hulu show beating off competition from the likes of Game of Thrones, Better Call Saul and Stranger Things to take the Drama Series prize.
The show also outdid American Vandal, The Deuce, Ozark and GLOW in the New Series category.
Will & Grace - which returned to screens last year for a ninth series, 12 years after its eighth season ended in 2005 - picked up the Episodic Comedy accolade for Rosario's Quinceanera, which was penned by Tracy Poust and Jon Kinnally.
Veep lost out in that category but had a huge prize to celebrate when the political satire show picked up the Comedy Series award.
Better Call Saul had two nods in the Episodic Drama category and prevailed with Gordon Smith's Chicanery episode.
The WGAs award the best writing in film, TV, video games and advertising. Amber Ruffin hosted the ceremony in New York and Patton Oswalt presented in Los Angeles.
Writers Guild Awards 2018 winners:
Original Screenplay: Get Out
Adapted Screenplay: Call Me by Your Name
Documentary Screenplay: Jane
Drama Series: The Handmaid's Tale
Comedy Series: Veep
New Series: The Handmaid's Tale
Long Form Original: Flint
Long Form Adapted: Big Little Lies
Animation: Time's Arrow
Episodic Drama: Chicanery
Episodic Comedy: Rosario's Quinceanera
Comedy/Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Comedy/Variety Sketch Series: Saturday Night Live
Comedy/Variety Specials: 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
Quiz and Audience Participation: Hollywood Game Night
Daytime Drama: General Hospital