The final guild of awards season 2019-20 to announce its award winners is the Writers Guild of America. They held their annual prize-giving ceremony last night, and in the process both delighted and disappointed the online cinephile community. Parasite was their popular pick for Original Screenplay, though remember that Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood script was ineligible here, so the race for the Original Screenplay Oscar (and BAFTA) remains up in the air.
On the Adapted Screenplay side, Jojo Rabbit was the WGA's far-less popular pick, beating presumed favourite Greta Gerwig for Little Women and adding yet another guild success to Jojo's roster. Many pundits had been predicting Taika Waititi's period comedy to go home empty-handed from next week's Academy Awards prior to this result. Few are predicting that any more.
Check out the 2019 WGA award nominations at this link.
Best Original Screenplay
BONG JOON HO AND HAN JIN WON (PARASITE)
Best Adapted Screenplay
TAIKA WAITITI (JOJO RABBIT) - BASED ON THE BOOK 'CAGING SKIES' BY CHRISTINE LEUNENS
Best Documentary Screenplay
ALEX GIBNEY (THE INVENTOR: OUT FOR BLOOD IN SILICON VALLEY)
Paul Selvin Award
CHARLES RANDOLPH (BOMBSHELL)
Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement
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