Two of the most unique contenders of this award season won the dark drama “Promising Young Woman” on Sunday night, and the huge number of “Borat Saberndi Movementil” won the honor. Writers Guild of America Concert.
In the original-screenplay category, “Promising Young Women” writer-director Emerald fennel The 13-time WGA Award nominee Aaron Sorkin faced stiff competition, whose “The Trial of the Chicago 7” is also considered a top Oscar contender. But Fennell was nominated for a best-director Oscar while Sorkin was snubbed, and the WGA victory for “Promising Young Woman” was another significant laurel for that film, as it appeared in the season’s homestretch Is prominent.
In his acceptance speech for “Borat,” Sacha Baron Cohen said that the instantaneous film may have won a screenplay award because it “employs 60 percent of the Writers Guild.” The large team of writers included Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Swimmer, Peter Bayham, Erica Rivinoza, Dan Mazer, Jenna Freedman, and Lee Kern, with a story by Baron Cohen, Hines, Swimmer, and Nina Pedrad. Because the film is a sequel based on a pre-existing character, it wins in the adapted screenplay category.
In three of the last five years – until 2020, when “Jojo Rabbit” and “Parasite” won – the two WGA award-winning films also went on to win their respective Oscar races. But two years ago, the Guild Awarded his original screenplay award to “eighth grade,” A script that failed to nominate Oscar voters.
And the narrow rules of guild eligibility often prohibit the Oscar front-runner from attending the WGA Awards. “Nomadic,” “Minari” and “Father” All were disqualified, as they were not written under a bargaining agreement with the WGA or its sister offenders. Still, if Fennell and “Nomad” writer Chloe Zhao go on to win the original and adapted screenplay Oscars, this would be the first year both script races were won by women who were the only top authors of their films.
WGA nominees were asked to send acceptance speeches ahead of time; Only the winner will be played during the ceremony, which was presented and hosted by Kalap. Here are some of the other top winners of the night:
Documentary Screenplay: “The Dissident,” Mark Monroe, Brian Fogel
drama series: “The Crown,” Peter Morgan, Jonathan Wilson
comedy series: “Ted Lasso,” Jane Baker, Leanne Bowen, Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly, Bill Lawrence, Jamie Lee, Jason Sudeikis, Phoeb Walsh, Bill Jubail. (“Ted Lasso” also won Best New Series.)
Original long form: “Mrs. America,” Tanya Barfield, Joshua Griffith, Sharon Hoffman, Boo Killebra, Micah Craft, April Shih, Dahwi Waller
Customized long form: “The Queen’s Gambit”, Scott Frank, Alan Scott, based on the novel by Walter Tavis