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Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite won Best Original screenplay and Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit won Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2020 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday. On a ballot almost identical to the Oscars next week, both Parasite and Jojo Rabbit beat out strong fields that included The Irishman, Joker, 1917, and Rian Johnson’s Knives Out.
By beating out the odds-makers frontrunner, Little Women, the Nazi satire Jojo Rabbit now looks favored for the Adapted Screenplay Oscar, as six of the last nine winners in the category at the WGAs went on to win the Academy Award. On the Best Original screenplay side, Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won’s comedy-thriller, however, may have a harder time of it next week, as their prime competition Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was deemed ineligible by the WGA.
On the TV front, Chernobyl continued its awards streak, taking home the big prize for Long Form series, while Barry took Best Comedy Series, and Succession won in the drama category.
Read below for the full list of winners of the 2020 Writers Guild Awards.
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Original Screenplay — Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) 98%
Adapted Screenplay — Jojo Rabbit (2019) 80%
Documentary Screenplay — The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) 78%
Drama Series — Succession 92%
Comedy Series — Barry 99%
New Series — Watchmen 96%
Original Long Form — Chernobyl 96%
Adapted Long Form — Fosse/Verdon 81%
Original Short Form New Media — “Special” – written by Ryan O’Connell
Animation — The Simpsons 85% – “Thanksgiving of Horror” – written by Dan Vebber
Episodic Drama — Succession 92% – “Tern Haven” – written by Will Tracy
Episodic Comedy — Dead to Me 89% – “Pilot” – written by Liz Feldman
Comedy/Variety Talk Series — Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 98%
Comedy/Variety Specials — Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
Comedy/Variety Sketch Series — I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson 96%
Quiz and Audience Participation — Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
Daytime Drama — The Young and the Restless
Children’s Episodic, Long Form and Specials — Family Reunion 67%
Documentary Script — Current Events — Frontline – “Trump’s Trade War” – written by Rick Young
Documentary Script — Other Than Current Events — Frontline – “Right To Fail “- written by Tom Jennings
News Script — Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin, or Breaking Report — Special Edition of the CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell – “Terror in America: The Massacres in El Paso and Dayton”
News Script — Analysis, Feature, or Commentary — 60 Minutes
Digital News Series – “Stories About My Brother” – written by Prachi Gupta, Jezebel.com