By Creative Media Times
“Get Out” and “Call Me by Your Name” were the top winners on Sunday night’s 70th annual Writers Guild Awards, consolidating both film’s chances at next month’s academy awards.
Jordan Peele won the best original screenplay for “Get Out,” beating another awards favorite Greta Gerwig who wrote “Lady Bird“. 89 year old filmmaker James Ivory picked up best adapted screenplay for “Call Me by Your Name.”
“This was a passion project. It was something I put my love into. I put my soul into. So getting this from you means so much. I started writing it in 2008 and there were a lot of ups and downs,” writer-director Peele said after his win.
WGA members vote for the best of film and TV writing of the past year and is one of the strong harbingers for the oscars. Last year’s WGA best original screenplay winner “Moonlight” went on to a surprising Best Picture win at the Academy Awards.
Here’s a partial list of winners:
Original Screenplay: Get Out
Adapted Screenplay: Call Me by Your Name
Documentary Screenplay: Jane, National Geographic
Drama Series: The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu
Comedy Series: Veep, HBO
New Series: The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu
For the full list of winners, go to awards.wga.org.