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"WGA Awards" - "Parasite", "JoJo Rabbit", "Watchmen"

Here are the main Winners from the 2020 "Writers Guild of America Awards", honoring the best writers in film/TV in 2019:

Film

"Parasite", screenplay by Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won, story by Bong Joon Ho (Neon)

Adapted Screenplay

"Jojo Rabbit", screenplay by Taika Waititi, based on the book "“Caging Skies"” by Christine Leunens (Fox Searchlight)

Documentary screenplay

"The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley", written by Alex Gibney (HBO Documentary Films)

Television

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, Janine Nabers,
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WGA Awards: ‘Parasite’, ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Take Top Film Honors; HBO Sweeps Key TV Nods With ‘Succession’, ‘Barry’ & ‘Watchmen’ – The Complete List Of Winners

  • Deadline
WGA Awards: ‘Parasite’, ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Take Top Film Honors; HBO Sweeps Key TV Nods With ‘Succession’, ‘Barry’ & ‘Watchmen’ – The Complete List Of Winners
The WGA Awards boosted a pair of movie screenplays into Oscar frontrunner status on Saturday night, handing its marquee Original Screenplay award to Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won for Neon’s Parasite, and its Adapted Screenplay award to Taika Wiatiti for Searchlight’s Jojo Rabbit. Both of the winning scripts are nominated for Oscars on February 9.

This year the guild wasted no time in its 72nd edition, awarding its marquee prizes early in the night in simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York. Many of the film-side nominees gathered in the Edison Ballroom in NYC, so as to make the shorter jump to the BAFTAs which are Sunday in London.

Last year, the guild did not line up with Oscar’s screenwriting prizes, awarding Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade in original screenplay and Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty’s Can You Ever Forgive Me? in adapted. Green
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WGA Awards Give Boost To “Parasite” And “Jojo Rabbit”

Moments ago, the 2020 Writers Guild Awards began their show. Interestingly, the ceremony kicked off by announcing both of the big Film prizes, Original Screenplay and Adapted Screenplay. The former was seen as a race between Noah Baumbach for Marriage Story and Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won for Parasite, with the winner the main competitor to Quentin Tarantino and Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood at Oscar. The latter? A close race with four of the five Academy Award nominees competing has turned into a battle between Greta Gerwig’s Little Women script and Taika Waiti’s script for Jojo Rabbit. How did it turn out? Read on for the winners… Original Screenplay went to Parasite, while Adapted Screenplay went to Jojo Rabbit. Parasite may well have some major momentum in Original going into Oscar night, while the Adapted race is officially too close to call. The Academy Awards
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Writers Guild Awards 2020: ‘Parasite’ and ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Win Screenplay Awards

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Writers Guild Awards 2020: ‘Parasite’ and ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Win Screenplay Awards
The Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won-penned South Korean class thriller “Parasite” won Best Original Screenplay and Taika Waititi’s Nazi satire “Jojo Rabbit” won Best Adapted Screenplay at the Writers Guild Awards Saturday night.

The annual awards, which honor the best in film, TV, and radio writing, were handed out at dual ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles.

Both “Parasite” and “Jojo Rabbit” are in the running for Oscars in their respective categories.

Parasite” bested three Best Original Screenplay nominees up for the Writers Guild Award: “1917,” “Knives Out,” “Marriage Story,” and “Parasite.” The WGA swapped the fifth Oscar-nominated script, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” in favor of a nomination for “Booksmart.”

Jojo Rabbit” also beat three Best Adapted Screenplay nominees up for the Writers Guild Award: “The Irishman,” “Joker,” and “Little Women.” “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood was a WGA nominee and is not up for the Oscar,
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'Watchmen', 'The Crown', 'Succession' among Writers Guild of America TV nominees

  • ScreenDaily
'Watchmen', 'The Crown', 'Succession' among Writers Guild of America TV nominees
Dead To Me, Russian Doll in running for new series honours.

Writers of The Crown, Succession and Watchmen are among the television nominees for this year’s Writers Guild Awards, unveiled on Thursday (5) by the East and West branches of the Writers Guild of America (WGA).

Joining the three projects in the list of drama series nominees are writers of The Handmaid’s Tale and Mindhunter. Nominees in the WGA’s new series category include PEN15, Russian Doll and Watchmen.

In the original long form category, nominees include the writers of Chernobyl and True Detective and the adapted long form category includes Fosse/Verdon and Unbelievable.
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WGA TV Nominations: ‘The Crown’, ‘Mindhunter’, ‘Watchmen’ Among Contenders – Complete List

  • Deadline
Writers Guild of America West and Writers Guild of America, East have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, with Netflix’s The Crown, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Netflix’s Mindhunter and HBO’s Succession and Watchmen competing for the top drama trophy.

The outstanding comedy nominees are HBO’s Barry, Amazon Prime’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Hulu’s PEN15, Netflix’s Russian Doll and HBO’s Veep.

Best new series nominees are PEN15, Russian Doll, Watchmen, Netflix’s Dead To Me and FX’s What We Do In The Shadows.

Also announced were nominees in the new media, news, radio/audio and promotional writing categories.

Winners will be honored at the 2020 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at concurrent ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City.

Here is the complete list of nominees:

Television, New Media, And News Nominees

Drama Series

The Crown, Written by James Graham,
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Writers Guild Unveils 2020 TV Award Nominees

  • Variety
Writers Guild Unveils 2020 TV Award Nominees
The Simpsons” is leading the way with three Writers Guild of America nominations, followed by two each for “Bob’s Burgers,” “The Crown,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Pen15,” “Russian Doll,” “Succession,” “Veep” and “Watchmen.”

Fox’s “The Simpsons,” which began airing in 1989, scored noms in the animated category for the “Go Big or Go Homer,” “Livin’ La Pura Vida” and “Thanksgiving of Horror” segments. Fox’s “Bob’s Burgers,” which won the category for 2018, received nominations for the “Bed, Bob & Beyond” and “The Gene Mile” segments.

Amazon Prime Video’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” which won the WGA comedy series award earlier this year, received nods for comedy series and for the episode “It’s Comedy or Cabbage,” written by showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino.

The seventh and final season of HBO’s “Veep,” which has won the WGA comedy series award three times, was nominated again in the series category and for the final episode of the season,
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‘Watchmen,’ ‘Succession’ and ‘Pen15’ Among WGA 2020 TV Award Nominees

  • The Wrap
The Writers Guild of America released the nominees for its 2020 awards on Thursday, which saw newcomers “Watchmen,” “Russian Doll” and “Pen15” each bag a pair of nominations.

Other series to get multiple nods include “Veep,” “Succession,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” and “The Crown.”

Ava DuVernay’s Netflix miniseries on the Central Park 5, “When They See Us” did not recieve any nominations, with the WGA instead picking “El Camino,” “Fosse/Verdon,” “The Loudest Voice” and “Unbelieveable” in the adapted longform category. In the original longform category, the nominees were “Chernobyl,” “The Terror: Infamy,” “True Detective” and the upcoming Disney+ movie “Togo.”

Also Read: Aubrey Plaza to Return as Host of 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Winners will be honored at the 2020 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at concurrent ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles.

See all the nominees below:

Drama Series

The Crown, Written by James Graham, David Hancock, Peter Morgan; Netflix

The Handmaid’s Tale,
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New Emmys 2019 nominees unveiled: Complete list of all series producers nominated for Comedy, Drama, TV Movie, Limited

When the 2019 Emmy Awards nominations were announced two weeks ago, the only thing unconfirmed were the producers. Television Academy officials have now unveiled a new list of nominee names for Comedy Series, Drama Series, TV Movie, Limited Series and more. The annual delay is caused by a need for vetting the submissions to determine the official producer names that are now nominated.

Performers nominated as producers for comedy include Bill Hader, Daniel Levy, Eugene Levy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Drama stars as producer nominees are Jason Bateman, Will Ferrell, Bob Odenkirk, Sandra Oh and Waller-Bridge. Top name Limited Series producers include Amy Adams, Robert De Niro, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sam Rockwell, Ben Stiller, Michelle Williams and Oprah Winfrey. Performers nominated in the TV Movie category are Peter Dinklage, Ian McShane and Timothy Olyphant.

In addition to the categories listed below, Ferrell is also a nominated producer for “Drunk History,
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Emmys 2018: ‘Barry’ Producer Trolls Photographers With Getty Images Purse

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Emmys 2018: ‘Barry’ Producer Trolls Photographers With Getty Images Purse
Comedian, writer and producer Emily Heller made a joke out of the red carpet at the 2018 Emmy Awards with a purse designed to troll fashion photographers.

Heller appeared at the Emmys sporting a purse emblazoned with the logo for the online photo service Getty Images. Publications and websites around the world pay Getty for the use of photos taken by its photographers at events like the Emmys and other awards shows, along with other newsworthy events.

So while lots of photographers from other publications and news services were on-hand to take their own photos at the Emmys rather than pay to use the ones made available by Getty, Heller made sure they were all still stuck using “Getty” photos.

Also Read: How to Watch the 2018 Emmy Awards Red Carpet Live Online

The comedian shared the images on her Twitter feed — complete with the actual Getty watermark from the photo service
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2018 Emmy predictions slugfest: Is ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ a lock for Best Comedy Writing? [Watch]

According to Amanda Spears, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” will win the Emmy for Best Comedy Writing for its pilot “almost by default,” calling it “a brilliantly written episode.” Spears recently joined fellow Gold Derby contributors Riley Chow, Tom O’Brien, Tony Ruiz, and me to debate the category. Is “Maisel” really a lock? Watch our entire slugfest above.

“Maisel” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino has returned to this category for the first time since 1992, when she competed for “Roseanne” during that show’s original run (she lost to “Seinfeld”). This year can she prevail against two “Atlanta” episodes (“Alligator Man” and “Barbershop”), two “Barry” entries, and one “Silicon Valley” installment (“Fifty-One Percent”)? According to the combined predictions of over a thousand Gold Derby users thus far, she’s the heavy favorite with 1/4 odds.

See 2018 Emmy predictions slugfest: Will vote-splitting cost ‘Game of Thrones’ a win for Best Drama Directing? [Watch]

“I think the
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‘Highland’: Laura San Giacomo Joins Margaret Cho’s TNT Pilot As Series Regular

Just Shoot Me! alum Laura San Giacomo has landed a series regular role on Highland, TNT's comedic drama starring Margaret Cho and written and executive produced by Cho and Liz Sarnoff (Lost), who also will serve as showrunner. A co-production of Marty Adelstein's Tomorrow Studios and Turner's Studio T, Highland is inspired by Cho's personal history with substance abuse. It will chronicle what happens when two extended, dysfunctional Korean-American families who share the…
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Nisha Ganatra to Direct Margaret Cho’s TNT Pilot

Nisha Ganatra: indianfilmfestival/YouTube

Transparent,” “Girls,” “Better Things” — Nisha Ganatra has directed some of TV’s most critically acclaimed comedies, and now she’s set to helm Margaret Cho’s hourlong TNT pilot, “Highland,” Deadline reports. Cho will write and executive produce the comedic drama alongside Liz Sarnoff (“The Leftovers,” “Lost”) and the latter will serve as showrunner.

The project is inspired by Cho’s own history of drug use and follows two extended, dysfunctional Korean-American families “who share the same patriarch [and] must come together after tragedy strikes. As it turns out, the most reliable person in both families is the one who just got out of rehab,” the source summarizes.

Deadline points out that just one out of 41 of this year’s broadcast drama pilots was helmed by a woman, which marks an all-time low. “And for a second consecutive year, there were no women of color directing broadcast drama or comedy pilots.” As much as we’d like to think Hollywood is changing, the numbers often suggest otherwise.

Earlier this year Ganatra was elected into Women in Film’s Board of Directors. She’s revealed that she never mentions the fact that she’s a mother. “I’m always afraid it’s going to be held against me in some way,” she explained. “And it is. Somebody told me that when you’re a woman and you say you have kids, they assume you want to be home with kids. But when you’re a man and you say you have kids, they say oh we have to get him a job because he has a family to support.”

“Looking back, I can see [directing] was always an interest, but my parents were first generation immigrants from India,” Ganatra has said. “My mom came from a pretty small village in the North. My Dad was from Mumbai, but somehow the major film industry presence there didn’t really enter his consciousness. So, film was not a career option. It didn’t even exist for them in the realm of possibility,” she observed. “Looking back, I think I was always trying to make a video for that history presentation, so I did have an interest, but it took me so long to discover that this was even an option.”

Ganatra has plenty of previous experience working with Cho. The pair collaborated on the comedian’s specials “Margaret Cho: Cho Revolution,” “Margaret Cho: Beautiful,” and “Margaret Cho: Dependent.”

Nisha Ganatra to Direct Margaret Cho’s TNT Pilot was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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‘Highland’: Nisha Ganatra To Direct TNT Pilot Starring Margaret Cho

Busy TV episodic director Nisha Ganatra (Transparent, Dear White People) has landed her first pilot directing gig with Highland, TNT’s comedic drama starring Margaret Cho and written and executive produced by Cho and Lost alumna Liz Sarnoff, who also will serve as showrunner. Inspired by Cho's personal history with substance abuse, Highland, a co-production of Marty Adelstein's Tomorrow Studios and Turner's Studio T, will chronicle what happens when two extended…
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TNT’s Snowpiercer TV Series Pilot Episode Adds Jennifer Connelly to the Cast

Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange, the upcoming Locke & Key pilot episode) and Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) now have some company aboard the arctic train in TNT's Snowpiercer. A few weeks after the director and actor, respectively, joined the pilot episode adaptation of Bong Joon Ho’s film of the same name, Jennifer Connelly has now joined the cast as Melanie Cavill, the "Voice of the Train."

Press Release (via The Futon Critic): Turner's TNT has cast Jennifer Connelly, who earned an Oscar(R) for her performance in A Beautiful Mind, to star in the network's drama pilot Snowpiercer. She joins Tony Award(R) winner Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Black-ish) in the futuristic thriller, which will be directed by Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange). Based on the acclaimed movie of the same name, Snowpiercer is a co-production of Tomorrow Studios and Turner's Studio T, along with Cj Entertainment. The project is being executive-produced by writer-showrunner Josh Friedman (Avatar 4,
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Scott Derrickson to Direct TNT’s Snowpiercer TV Series Pilot Episode, Daveed Diggs to Play Lead Role

Late last year, TNT ordered a TV series pilot episode based on Bong Joon Ho’s seminal sci-fi survival film, Snowpiercer, and now Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange, the upcoming Locke & Key pilot episode) has been announced as the director, with Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) coming on board to play the lead role.

Press Release (via The Futon Critic): Tony(R) Winner Daveed Diggs Boards TNT's Snowpiercer Pilot, To Be Directed by Scott Derrickson

Futuristic Thriller to be Executive-Produced by Writer/Showrunner Josh Friedman; Director Scott Derrickson; Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios; And the Original Film's Bong Joon Ho

Turner's TNT has cast Daveed Diggs, who earned a Tony(R) for the Broadway hit Hamilton, to star in the network's drama pilot Snowpiercer, which will be directed by Doctor Strange helmer Scott Derrickson. Derrickson will also serve as an executive producer on the series. Based on the
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Margaret Cho’s Comedic Drama ‘Highland’ Gets Pilot Order At TNT

TNT has given a pilot order to Highland, a scripted drama written and executive produced by Liz Sarnoff (Lost, Barry) and Margaret Cho (Margaret Cho: PsyCHO, Drop Dead Diva), who also will star. Inspired by Cho’s personal history with substance abuse, Highland will chronicle what happens when two extended, dysfunctional Korean-American families who share the same patriarch must come together after tragedy strikes. As it turns out, the most reliable person in both families…
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Netflix releases featurette for Marco Polo season 2

Ahead of its arrival on the streaming service tomorrow, Netflix has released a featurette for season two of its historical drama series Marco Polo; watch it below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Marco Polo season 2

In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, Marco Polo is based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s court in 13th Century China, and the dark and tempestuous battle for the expanding Mongol empire.

John Fusco, who wrote the Academy-Award nominated feature Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is executive producer and showrunner along with Dan Minahan, whose previous work includes Homeland and Game of Thrones, with Patrick Macmanus, Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and Elizabeth Sarnoff as executive producers.

The 10 episode second season includes new and returning cast: Lorenzo Richelmy (Marco Polo), Michelle Yeoh (the Handmaiden), Benedict Wong (Kublai Khan), Joan Chen (Empress Chabi
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Poster and trailer for season 2 of Netflix’s Marco Polo

Ahead of its arrival next month, a poster and trailer have arrived online for season two of the Netflix historical drama series Marco Polo; check them out here…

In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, Marco Polo is based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s court in 13th Century China, and the dark and tempestuous battle for the expanding Mongol empire.

John Fusco, who wrote the Academy-Award nominated feature Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is executive producer and showrunner along with Dan Minahan, whose previous work includes Homeland and Game of Thrones, with Patrick Macmanus, Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and Elizabeth Sarnoff as executive producers.

The 10 episode second season includes new and returning cast: Lorenzo Richelmy (Marco Polo), Michelle Yeoh (the Handmaiden), Benedict Wong (Kublai Khan), Joan Chen (Empress Chabi), Zhu Zhu (Kokachin), Tom Wu (Hundred Eyes), Olivia Cheng (Mei Lin), Claudia Kim
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Watch the trailer for Netflix Original ‘Marco Polo’ Season 2

All 10 episodes of Marco Polo season 2 will launch Friday, July 1 exclusively on Netflix, and the streaming service has just debuted the first-look trailer.

In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, Marco Polo is based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s court in 13th Century China, and the dark and tempestuous battle for the expanding Mongol empire.

John Fusco, who wrote the Academy-Award nominated feature Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is executive producer and showrunner along with Dan Minahan, whose previous work includes Homeland and Game of Thrones, with Patrick Macmanus, Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and Elizabeth Sarnoff as executive producers.

The 10 episode second season includes new and returning cast: Lorenzo Richelmy (Marco Polo), Michelle Yeoh (The Handmaiden), Benedict Wong (Kublai Khan), Joan Chen (Empress Chabi), Zhu Zhu (Kokachin), Tom Wu (Hundred Eyes), Olivia Cheng (Mei Lin), Claudia Kim (Khutulun), Rick Yune (Kaidu
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