Los Angeles/New York: Barry Jenkins's script for Moonlight received the Writers Guild Awards for Greatest Authentic Screenplay and Eric Heisserer's script for science-fiction saga Arrival received for Greatest Tailored Screenplay.
The awards have been introduced on February 19 at concurrent ceremonies on the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles and the Edison Ballroom in New York.
Moonlight — a story in three sections of a boy, teenager, and man coming of age in 1990s Miami — topped Taylor Sheridan's Hell or Excessive Water, Damien Chazelle's La La Land, Jeff Nichols's Loving, and Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester by the Sea, reviews selection.com.
Arrival — specializing in non-verbal aliens arriving on the planet Earth — was based mostly on Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang. It topped Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick's script for Deadpool, August Wilson's "Fences", Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi's Hidden Figures, and Tom Ford's Nocturnal Animals.
"This confirms a long-held suspicion of mine that you simply all are sci-fi nerds," Heisserer stated in his acceptance in Beverly Hills. "Keep curious. Ask essential questions. It's how nice tales occur and the way science prevails."
FX swept the main TV awards as Atlanta received Greatest New Collection and high comedy collection and the community's "The People" received drama collection.
The People award went to Peter Ackerman, Tanya Barfield, Joshua Model, Joel Fields, Stephen Schiff, Joe Weisberg, and Tracey Scott Wilson. The profitable Atlanta writers have been Donald Glover, Stephen Glover, Jamal Olori, Stefani Robinson, and Paul Simms.
Govt producer Simms accepted the comedy collection award on the New York ceremonies and stated Glover – who additionally stars – was working in London. "If he have been right here, I believe he would thank Tina Fey and Robert Carlock for giving him his first writing job on '30 Rock'," Simms stated.
Robert Carlock received the award for Greatest TV Comedy Collection episode for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for the Kimmy Goes on a Playdate script. Vera Herbert received the WGA Award for Greatest TV Drama Collection episode for The Journey episode of NBC's "This Is Us". Triumph's Election Particular took the comedy/selection particular award.
Susannah Grant received the unique longform TV award for HBO's Anita Hill drama "Affirmation". She was additionally honoured with the WGA's Paul Selvin Award, given for embodying the spirit of the constitutional and civil rights and liberties.
The tailored longform TV award was given to FX's "American Crime Story: The Individuals vs. O.J. Simpson", written by Scott Alexander, Joe Robert Cole, D.V. DeVincentis, Maya Forbes, Larry Karaszewski and Wally Wolodarsky, based mostly on the ebook "The Run of His Life" by Jeffrey Toobin.
The animation trophy went to Joe Lawson for BoJack Horseman for the "Cease the Presses" phase. He stated the award ought to have gone to the nominated "Fish Out of Water" phase of the collection. "Greatest f*****g factor I've ever seen," he added.
Command and Management received the function documentary award for the script by Robert Kenner and Eric Schlosser, with the story by Brian Pearle and Kim Roberts, reviews selection.com.
Final Week Tonight With John Oliver received the comedy/selection (together with discuss) collection award. "Saturday Night time Dwell" received the comedy/selection (together with sketch) trophy.
Patton Oswalt hosted the Beverly Hills ceremony and made many chortle with a number of remarks about US President Donald Trump, together with, "I really feel dangerous for Trump…his life earlier than this was golf and hookers".
Oliver Stone obtained the WGA's Display Laurel Award and gave a critical acceptance speech about the necessity to cease going to conflict. "I've fought individuals who observe conflict all my life. By no means hand over in your wrestle for peace, decency and telling the reality," he concluded.