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Writers Guild Awards 2024 Winners List in Full

The Holdovers, American fiction And Succession were among the winners of the 2024 Writers Guild Awards, presented Sunday evening during simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles.

The best adapted scenario was presented to American fiction, the winner of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, while Leftovers won the award for best original screenplay. (The winner of the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Anatomy of a fall, was deemed ineligible for the WGA Awards.)

While accepting his award in Los Angeles, Reservations Writer David Hemingson thanked “a brilliant cast and a brilliant director” for bringing the story to life and agreed “in memory of my mother who raised me, my uncle who saved me, and my father who gave me my love of writing. and taught me the value of integrity.

In the TV categories, The bear won the award for best comedy series, while Succession was named best drama series. The last of us won the award for Best Screenplay for a New Series, and Beef won the award for Best Limited Series Screenplay.

The Los Angeles ceremony was hosted by Niecy Nash-Betts, while the New York edition was hosted by Josh Gondelman.

Unusually this year, the WGA Awards ceremonies took place more than a month after the 2024 Oscars, with the ceremony taking place after months of a writers’ strike in 2023. The union and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers reached a new three-year agreement in September, which includes protections against the use of AI, data transparency and residuals linked to streaming success and guarantees on the minimum size of screenwriters’ rooms.

At the start of the ceremony in New York, it was revealed that the 2024 recipients of the WGA East Richard B. Jablow Award were members and leaders of IATSE, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, SAG-AFTRA and the American Federation of Musicians, for “showing unwavering support.” and sacrifices during the 148-day WGA strike. Jablow, in whose honor the award is named, helped found the WGAE, drafted its constitution and served as its first advocate.

WGAE President Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, who received the Jablow Award in 2020, presented this year’s award, saying: “For me, the most pivotal moments of the 2023 WGA strike were each time our sister unions have joined us. Each time, Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians showed up to play honky tonks on the sidewalks of New York. Each time, a Teamster truck driver refused to cross our line. Every time an IATSE crew member sacrificed their daily salary for our cause. Each time, a SAG-AFTRA actor took a megaphone from our hands and chanted songs that didn’t rhyme. Thank you for your solidarity. We are one union and we will be with you forever.

At the Los Angeles ceremony, Drew Carey was shown on screens inside the venue apparently eating at a restaurant, then walked out into the crowd. The video referenced Carey’s generosity in paying for the striking writers’ meals. He said the last time he did this: “I think it used to be about $67,000…but some of you decided, ‘Oh yeah, I’ll have a shake and dessert.’ , because it was much more this time. … When the bills started piling up in my account, I called and I was like, “Is there any way I can call this back?” » » He said no since he had already committed to doing it, and it was the right thing to do. “I talked to my agent and he said, ‘You’re going to lose your house over this,’ and I said, ‘All right, I’m going to lose my house,'” noting that he is became a millionaire thanks to the writers, so it was only fair to pay him back.

The WGA also impersonated Carol Lombardini, the lead negotiator representing the studios and streamers in the talks, in a raunchy and brutal manner that drew groans and occasional laughs at the Los Angeles ceremony.

Additionally, Nash-Betts addressed the strikes in her monologue to kick off the Los Angeles ceremony. “Last year, there were 312 union strikes in the United States,” she said. “Hollywood survived two, for a record 148 days. We fought for equal pay, equal voice, and our right to make it to the end of a 10-episode season. And thank goodness, because how else would it have been The crown are you going to tell us what happened to Diana and her children?

She also wished everyone a “happy rainy Sunday” because it was raining quite a bit outside (the carpet was tented but it was still wet). She warned all winners that they would be limited to 30-second speeches and that if they exceeded they would be broadcast by a producer playing “Smoke on the Water” live in the room.

In New York, host Gondelman called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and the release of hostages. “No one should have to suffer for the freedom of others,” Gondelman said.

In addition to competitive awards, the WGA has awarded a number of honorary awards: in New York, Andor creator and writer of Bourne movies and Michael Clayton among other titles, Tony Gilroy received the Ian McLellan Hunter Lifetime Achievement Award (presented by Beau Willimon), and Travel companions creator and Philadelphia writer Ron Nyswaner received the Walter Bernstein Prize (presented by Dan Minahan).

In Los Angeles, 2024 Oscar winner Cord Jefferson adapted the screenplay (American fiction) received the Paul Selvin Award, writer-director-producer Walter Hill (The Getaway, The Warriors, 48 ​​Hours.) received the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement, writer-director-producer Linda Bloodworth Thomason (Designing women, evening shadow) received the Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement (presented by Jean Smart), and WGA 2023 Negotiating Committee co-chairs Chris Keyser and David A. Goodman received the Morgan Cox Award for their leadership during the collective negotiations and last year’s strike.

“Don’t forget how you felt last year,” Keyser said while accepting the Cox Award. “Remember what it feels like to have a common goal, to make a common promise, to walk side by side, for yourself of course, but especially for everyone else. Remember that it is always a struggle, that nothing is given to the workers… that although we have many allies from time to time, we are our only champions.” He also called on writers to look out for each other, especially the most vulnerable.

Goodman added: “Do you remember last year when they were saying if we went on strike the streamers wouldn’t care because they have their libraries and they would just put out reruns and we wouldn’t have never their audience data or success-based information. residual? They said if we went on strike they would just replace us with foreign writers, but they didn’t do that. Or they said once we were on strike, that’s what the companies wanted. … These were lies and there are many more. They don’t really make sense tonight, but in the summer they were really scary. I wish I could say we don’t have to worry about them anymore. But, he added, the threats have existed for many years and are likely to re-emerge.

Presenters in Los Angeles included Jimmy Fallon, Tony Hale, Tig Notaro, Randall Park, Nathan Fielder, Maria Sten, Bill Burr (who encouraged writers to go after executives’ yachts and drugs in any future conflicts work), Brett Gelman, Patton Oswalt, Wendi. McLendon-Covey, Erika Alexander and Stephen Merchant.

Presenters in New York included Michael Cyril Creighton, Bridget Everett, Neil Gaiman, Ilana Glazer, Chris Hayes, Sandra Oh, Busy Phillips, Reid Scott, J. Smith-Cameron, Julio Torres and Bowen Yang.

A full list of nominees for the 2024 WGA Awards follows.

Original screenplay

Air, Written by Alex Convery; Amazon MGM Studios
barbie, Written by Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach; Warner Bros.
Leftovers, Written by David Hemingson; Focus Features (WINNER)
May December, Screenplay by Samy Burch, Story by Samy Burch and Alex Mechanik; Netflix
Past lives, Written by Céline Song; A24

Adapted scenario

American fiction, Screenplay by Cord Jefferson, based on the novel Erasure by Percival Everett; Amazon MGM Studios (WINNER)

Are you there, God? It’s me, Margaret., Screenplay by Kelly Fremon Craig, based on the book by Judy Blume; Lions Gate

Flower Moon Killers, Screenplay by Eric Roth and Martin Scorsese, based on the book by David Grann; Apple Original Movies

NyadScreenplay by Julia Cox, Based on the book Find a way by Diana Nyad; Netflix

OppenheimerScreenplay by Christopher Nolan, Based on the book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin; Universal images

Documentary script

Bella!, Written by Jeff L. Lieberman; Re-emerging films
It is not finished, Written by Sean Mullin; Sony Pictures classics
The pigeon tunnel, Written by Errol Morris; Apple Original Movies (WINNER)
Stamped from the startWritten by David Teague, Based on the book Stamped from the start by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi; Netflix
Whatever happened to the blood, sweat and tears?, Written by John Scheinfeld; Abramorama

Drama series

The crown, Written by Peter Morgan; Netflix

The curse, Written by Carmen Christopher, Nathan Fielder, Alex Huggins, Carrie Kemper, Benny Safdie; Show time

The diplomat, Written by Eli Attie, Debora Cahn, Mia Chung, Anna Hagen, Amanda Johnson-Zetterstrom, Peter Noah; Netflix

The last of us, Written by Neil Druckmann, Halley Gross, Craig Mazin, Bo Shim; HBO | Max.

Succession, Written by Will Arbery, Jesse Armstrong, Miriam Battye, Jon Brown, Jamie Carragher, Ted Cohen, Nate Elston, Francesca Gardiner, Callie Hersheway, Lucy Prebble, Georgia Pritchett, Tony Roche, Susan Soon He Stanton, Will Tracy; HBO | Max (WINNER)

Comedy series

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