2019 Writers Guild of America Awards: Full winners list for the 71st WGA Awards [UPDATING LIVE]

The Writers Guild of America announced the winners of their 71st annual awards on Sunday, February 17 in a ceremony held simultaneously in Los Angeles (Beverly Hilton Hotel) and New York City (Edison Ballroom). Each year these kudos recognize the best writing of the prior calendar year in a plethora of genres including movies and television. Scroll down to see the full list of film and TV winners for the 2019 WGA Awards, with winners designated in gold text.

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Many awards pundits see the Writers Guild as a bellwether for the Oscars, though there’s a catch: oftentimes the Oscar nominees are not eligible at the guild because they aren’t written under its strict guidelines. Thus, Oscar nominee “The Favourite” was not eligible at WGA as this foreign production did not go through the lengthy process of proving its eligibility. The guild’s nominations were originally unveiled on December 6 (for TV) and January 7 (for film).

The WGA nominees for Best Original Screenplay match up three-for-five with the Oscars, with “Green Book,” “Roma” and “Vice” making the cut at both organizations. The remaining two guild nominees are “Eighth Grade” and “A Quiet Place,” while the Oscars went with “The Favourite” and “First Reformed.”

As for Best Adapted Screenplay, four scripts line up at both the Writers Guild and the Academy Awards: “BlacKkKlansman,” “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” “If Beale Street Could Talk” and “A Star is Born.” The fifth script nominated at the WGA is “Black Panther” while Oscar voters opted for “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.”

As for television, the Drama Series nominees are “The Americans,” “Better Call Saul,” “The Crown,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Succession,” while the Comedy Series contenders are “Atlanta,” “Barry,” “GLOW,” “The Good Place” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” The writers guild also recognizes individual TV episodes as well as the best new series of the year, among many other categories.



X – “Eighth Grade”
Written by Bo Burnham

“Green Book”
Written by Nick Vallelonga & Brian Currie & Peter Farrelly

“A Quiet Place”
Screenplay by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck and John Krasinski, Story by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck;

Written by Alfonso Cuarón

Written by Adam McKay


Written by Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee
Based on the book by Ron Stallworth

“Black Panther”
Written by Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole
Based on the Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

X – “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
Based on the book by Lee Israel

“If Beale Street Could Talk”
Screenplay by Barry Jenkins
Based on the novel by James Baldwin;

“A Star is Born”
Screenplay by Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters
Based on the 1954 screenplay by Moss Hart and the 1976 screenplay by John Gregory Dunne & Joan Didion and Frank Pierson
Based on a story by William Wellman and Robert Carson


X – “Bathtubs Over Broadway”
Written by Ozzy Inguanzo & Dava Whisenant

“Fahrenheit 11/9”
Written by Michael Moore

“Generation Wealth”
Written by Lauren Greenfield

“In Search of Greatness”
Written by Gabe Polsky

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X – The Americans
Written by Peter Ackerman, Hilary Bettis, Joshua Brand, Joel Fields, Sarah Nolen, Stephen Schiff, Justin Weinberger, Joe Weisberg, Tracey Scott Wilson

Better Call Saul
Written by Ann Cherkis, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, Heather Marion, Bob Odenkirk, Thomas Schnauz, Gordon Smith, Alison Tatlock

The Crown
Written by Tom Edge, Amy Jenkins, Peter Morgan

The Handmaid’s Tale
Written by Yahlin Chang, Nina Fiore, Dorothy Fortenberry, John Herrera, Lynn Renee Maxcy, Bruce Miller, Kira Snyder, Eric Tuchman

Written by Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Jon Brown, Jonathan Glatzer, Anna Jordan, Lucy Prebble, Georgia Pritchett, Tony Roche, Susan Soon He Stanton, Daniel Zelman


“Camelot” (Narcos: Mexico)
Written by Eric Newman & Clayton Trussell

“The Car” (This Is Us)
Written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger

“Episode 407” (The Affair)
Teleplay by Lydia Diamond and Sarah Sutherland, Story by Jaquen Tee Castellanos and Sarah Sutherland

“First Blood” (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Written by Eric Tuchman

X – “Paean To The People” (Homeland)
Written by Alex Gansa

“The Precious Blood of Jesus” (Ozark)
Written by David Manson


Written by Ibra Ake, Donald Glover, Stephen Glover, Taofik Kolade, Jamal Olori, Stefani Robinson, Paul Simms

Written by Alec Berg, Duffy Boudreau, Bill Hader, Emily Heller, Liz Sarnoff, Ben Smith, Sarah Solemani

Written by Liz Flahive, Tara Herrmann, Nick Jones, Jenji Kohan, Carly Mensch, Marquita Robinson, Kim Rosenstock, Sascha Rothchild, Rachel Shukert

The Good Place
Written by Megan Amram, Christopher Encell, Kate Gersten, Cord Jefferson, Andrew Law, Joe Mande, Kassia Miller, Dylan Morgan, Matt Murray, Rae Sanni, Daniel Schofield, Michael Schur, Josh Siegal, Jen Statsky, Tyler Staessle

X – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Written by Kate Fodor, Noah Gardenswartz, Jen Kirkman, Sheila Lawrence, Daniel Palladino, Amy Sherman Palladino


“Another Place” (Forever)
Teleplay by Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard, Story by Aniz Adam Ansari

X – “Chapter One: Make Your Mark” (Barry)
Written by Alec Berg & Bill Hader

“Halibut!” (Santa Clarita Diet)
Written by Victor Fresco

“Kimmy and the Beest!” (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Written by Robert Carlock; Netflix

“Pilot” (The Kids Are Alright), Written by Tim Doyle; ABC

“Who Knows Better Than I” (Orange Is the New Black), Written by Jenji Kohan; Netflix


X – Barry
Written by Alec Berg, Duffy Boudreau, Bill Hader, Emily Heller, Liz Sarnoff, Ben Smith, Sarah Solemani

The Haunting of Hill House
Written by Meredith Averill, Charise Castro Smith, Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard, Rebecca Leigh Klingel, Scott Kosar, Liz Phang

Written by Micah Bloomberg, Cami Delavigne, Eli Horowitz, Shannon Houston, Eric Simonson, David Wiener

Written by Steven Canals, Brad Falchuk, Todd Kubrak, Janet Mock, Ryan Murphy, Our Lady J

Written by Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Jon Brown, Jonathan Glatzer, Anna Jordan, Lucy Prebble, Georgia Pritchett, Tony Roche, Susan Soon He Stanton, Daniel Zelman


X – Castle Rock
Writers: Marc Bernardin, Scott Brown, Lila Byock, Mark Lafferty, Sam Shaw, Dustin Thomason, Gina Welch, Vinnie Wilhelm

My Dinner with Hervé
Teleplay by Sacha Gervasi, Story by Sacha Gervasi & Sean Macaulay

Written by Debora Cahn and John C. Richards


X – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Writers: Maggie Cohn, Tom Rob Smith
Based on the book Vulgar Favors by Maureen Orth

The Looming Tower
Writers: Bash Doran, Dan Futterman, Alex Gibney, Shannon Houston, Adam Rapp, Ali Selim, Lawrence Wright
Based on the book The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright

Writers: Nick Cuse, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Amelia Gray, Danielle Henderson, Mauricio Katz, Patrick Somerville, Caroline Williams
Based on the Norwegian television series Maniac by Espen PA Lervaag, Håakon Bast Mossige, Kjetil Indregard and Ole Marius Araldsen

Sharp Objects
Writers: Ariella Blejer, Scott Brown, Vince Calandra, Gillian Flynn, Dawn Kamoche, Alex Metcalf, Marti Noxon
Based upon the book written by Gillian Flynn


X – “Bart’s Not Dead” (The Simpsons)
Written by Stephanie Gillis

“Boywatch” (Bob’s Burgers)
Written by Rich Rinaldi

“Just One of the Boyz 4 Now for Now” (Bob’s Burgers)
Written by Lizzie Molyneux & Wendy Molyneux

“Krusty the Clown” (The Simpsons)
Written by Ryan Koh

“Mo Mommy Mo Problems” (Bob’s Burgers)
Written by Steven Davis

“Send in Stewie, Please” (Family Guy)
Written by Gary Janetti


Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
Writers: Kristen Bartlett, Samantha Bee, Ashley Nicole Black, Pat Cassels, Mike Drucker, Eric Drysdale, Mathan Erhardt, Joe Grossman, Miles Kahn, Nicole Silverberg, Melinda Taub; TBS

X – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Writers: Tim Carvell, Raquel D’Apice, Josh Gondelman, Dan Gurewitch, Jeff Maurer, Daniel O’Brien, John Oliver, Brian Parise, Owen Parsons, Ben Silva, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Seena Vali, Juli Weiner

Late Night with Seth Meyers
Supervising Writers: Sal Gentile, Seth Reiss; Writers: Jermaine Affonso, Alex Baze, Bryan Donaldson, Matt Goldich, Dina Gusovsky, Jenny Hagel, Allison Hord, Mike Karnell, John Lutz, Seth Meyers, Ian Morgan, Amber Ruffin, Mike Shoemaker

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Head Writers: Jay Katsir, Opus Moreschi; Writers: Emmy Blotnick, Michael Brumm, Aaron Cohen, Stephen T. Colbert, Cullen Crawford, Paul Dinello, Ariel Dumas, Glenn Eichler, Django Gold, Gabe Gronli, Greg Iwinski, Barry Julien, Daniel Kibblesmith, Matt Lappin, Michael Pielocik, Kate Sidley, Jen Spyra, Brian Stack, John Thibodeaux


At Home with Amy Sedaris
Writers: Cindy Caponera, Paul Dinello, Jodi Lennon, Meredith Scardino, Amy Sedaris

I Love You, America
Head Writer: Dave Ferguson; Writers: Glenn Boozan, Leann Bowen, Raj Desai, Kyle Dunnigan, John Haskell, Tim Kalpakis, Opeyemi Olagbaju, Gavin Purcell, Diona Reasonover, Jocelyn Richard, Christopher J. Romano, Sarah Silverman, Beth Stelling, Dan Sterling, Nick Wiger

X – Nathan For You
Writers: Leo Allen, Nathan Fielder, Carrie Kemper, Michael Koman, Adam Locke-Norton, Eric Notarnicola

Writers: Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel, Karey Dornetto, Megan Neuringer, Phoebe Robinson, Graham Wagner

Saturday Night Live
Head Writers: Michael Che, Colin Jost, Kent Sublette, Bryan Tucker; Supervising Writers: Fran Gillespie, Sudi Green, Streeter Seidell; Writers: James Anderson, Kristen Bartlett, Megan Callahan, Steven Castillo, Andrew Dismukes, Anna Drezen, Claire Friedman, Alison Gates, Steve Higgins, Sam Jay, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Nick Kocher, Michael Koman, Alan Linic, Eli Coyote Mandel, Erik Marino, Dave McCary, Brian McElhaney, Dennis McNicholas, Lorne Michaels, Nimesh Patel, Josh Patten, Katie Rich, Simon Rich, Gary Richardson, Marika Sawyer, Pete Schultz, Mitch Silpa, Will Stephen, Julio Torres, Bowen Yang


2018 Rose Parade Hosted by Cord & Tish
Written by Will Ferrell, Jake Fogelnest, Andrew Steele

Drew Michael Stand-Up Special
Written by Drew Michael

X – The Fake News with Ted Nelms
Written by John Aboud, Andrew Blitz, Michael Colton, Ed Helms, Elliott Kalan, Joseph Randazzo, Sara Schaeferl

The Oscars 2018
Written by Dave Boone, Carol Leifer, Jon Macks; Special Material Written by Megan Amram, Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, Joelle Boucai, Gonzalo Cordova, Adam Carolla, Devin Field, Gary Greenberg, Josh Halloway, Sal Iacono, Eric Immerman, Jesse Joyce, Bess Kalb, Jimmy Kimmel, Molly McNearney, Danny Ricker, Joe Strazzullo


Hollywood Game Night
Head Writers: Ann Slichter, Grant Taylor; Writers: Michael Agbabian, Alexandra Kokesh, Dwight D. Smith

Written by Matthew Caruso, John Duarte, Harry Friedman, Mark Gaberman, Deborah Griffin, Michele Loud, Robert McClenaghan, Jim Rhine, Steve D. Tamerius, Billy Wisse

Paid Off with Michael Torpey
Head Writer: Ethan Berlin; Writers: John Chaneski, Rosemarie DiSalvo, Leigh Hampton, Katie Hartman, Amanda Melson, Larry Owens, Jennie Sutton, Michael Torpey, Jeremy Weiner

X – Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Head Writer: Stephen A. Melcher, Jr.; Writers: Kyle Beakley, Tom Cohen, Patricia A. Cotter, Ryan Hopak, Gary Lucy, James Rowley, Ann Slichter, Dylan Snowden


Days of Our Lives
Head Writer: Ron Carlivati; Writers: Sheri Anderson, Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Joanna Cohen, Lisa Connor, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon, Cydney Kelley, David Kreizman, David A. Levinson, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine Schock, Elizabeth Snyder, Tyler Topits

X – General Hospital
Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Christopher Van Etten; Writers: Barbara Bloom, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Donny Sheldon, Scott Sickles

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