WGA 2018

Sono stati assegnati i Writers Guild Awards 2018 e, a sorpresa, Scappa – Get Out ha conquistato il premio per la migliore sceneggiatura originale. Il film di Jordan Peele ha sbaragliato la concorrenza dei favoriti The Shape of Water e soprattutto di Tre Manifesti a Ebbing, Missouri.

Per quanto riguarda invece la categoria per la migliore sceneggiatura non originale, il premio è andato al novantenne James Ivory, per Chiamami col tuo nome.

Il premio, per Peele, potrebbe significare un grande passo verso l’Oscar a discapito di Tre Manifesti a Ebbing, Missouri, considerato il front-runner per il premio alla sceneggiatura a Martin McDonagh. Tuttavia, questo risultato potrebbe ripercorrere quello che è accaduto lo scorso anno, nella categoria degli script, quando i WGA premiarono Moonlight su La la Land, il favorito ai blocchi di partenza, ma che poi vinse la statuetta di categoria agli Oscar (dove però Moonlight concorreva in sceneggiatura non originale).

Per quanto riguarda la categoria di sceneggiature adattate, i WGA 2018 hanno premiato James Ivory e Chiamami col tuo nome ad appena 24 ore di distanza dal USC Libraries Scripter Award. Storicamente questo tandem è imbattibile.

Ecco tutti i vincitori dei WGA 2018

Original Screenplay:
“Get Out,” Written by Jordan Peele; Universal Pictures

Adapted Screenplay:
“Call Me by Your Name,” Screenplay by James Ivory; Based on the Novel by André Aciman; Sony Pictures Classics 

Documentary Screenplay:
“Jane,” Written by Brett Morgen; National Geographic

Drama Series:
“The Handmaid’s Tale,” Written by Ilene Chaiken, Nina Fiore, Dorothy Fortenberry, Leila Gerstein, John Herrera, Lynn Renee Maxcy, Bruce Miller, Kira Snyder, Wendy Straker Hauser, Eric Tuchman; Hulu 

Comedy Series:
“Veep,” Written by Gabrielle Allan, Rachel Axler, Ted Cohen, Jennifer Crittenden, Alex Gregory, Steve Hely, Peter Huyck, Erik Kenward, Billy Kimball, David Mandel, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Dan Mintz, Lew Morton, Georgia Pritchett, Will Smith; HBO

New Series:
“The Handmaid’s Tale,” Written by Ilene Chaiken, Nina Fiore, Dorothy Fortenberry, Leila Gerstein, John Herrera, Lynn Renee Maxcy, Bruce Miller, Kira Snyder, Wendy Straker Hauser, Eric Tuchman; Hulu 

Long Form Original:
“Flint,” Written by Barbara Stepansky; Lifetime

Long Form Adapted:
“Big Little Lies,” Teleplay by David E. Kelley, Based on the Novel by Liane Moriarty; HBO

Short Form New Media Adapted:
“Starboy” (Zac & Mia), Teleplay by Allen Clary and Andrew Rothschild, Based on the novel Zac & Mia by A.J. Betts; go90.com 

Animation:
“Time’s Arrow” (BoJack Horseman), Written by Kate Purdy; Netflix

Episodic Drama:
“Chicanery” (Better Call Saul), Written by Gordon Smith; AMC

Episodic Comedy:
“Rosario’s Quinceanera” (Will & Grace), Written by Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally; NBC

Comedy/Variety Talk Series:
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” Writers: Tim Carvell, Josh Gondelman, Dan Gurewitch, Geoff Haggerty, Jeff Maurer, John Oliver, Scott Sherman, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Juli Weiner, Ben Silva, Seena Vali; HBO

Comedy/Variety Sketch Series:
“Saturday Night Live,” Head Writers: Chris Kelly, Sarah Schneider, Bryan Tucker, Writers: James Anderson, Kristen Bartlett, Jeremy Beiler, Neal Brennan, Zack Bornstein, Joanna Bradley, Megan Callahan, Michael Che, Anna Drezen, Fran Gillespie, Sudi Green, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Nick Kocher, Michael Koman, Dave McCary, Brian McElhaney, Dennis McNicholas, Drew Michael, Lorne Michaels, Josh Patten, Katie Rich, Pete Schultz, Streeter Seidell, Will Stephen, Kent Sublette, Julio Torres; NBC Universal 

Comedy/Variety Specials:
“39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors,” Written by Dave Boone; CBS 

Quiz and Audience Participation:
“Hollywood Game Night,” Head Writer: Grant Taylor; Writers: Michael Agbabian, Alex Chauvin, Ann Slichter, Dwight D. Smith; NBC 

Daytime Drama:
“General Hospital,” Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Jean Passanante; Writers: Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Dave Rupel, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Christopher Van Etten, Christopher Whitesell; ABC 

Children’s Episodic and Specials:
“An American Girl Story – Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance” (American Girl), Written by May Chan; Amazon 

Documentary Script – Current Events:
“Confronting ISIS” (Frontline), Written by Martin Smith; PBS 

Documentary Script – Other Than Current Events”
“The Great War” Part II (American Experience), Written by Stephen Ives; PBS

News Script – Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin, or Breaking Report
“White Helmets” (60 Minutes), Written by Scott Pelley, Nicole Young, Katie Kerbstat; CBS News 

News Script – Analysis, Feature, or Commentary
“Chief of Chobani” (60 Minutes), Written by Steve Kroft, Oriana Zill de Granados; CBS News 

Digital News:
“The Super Predators,” Written by Melissa Jeltsen, Dana Liebelson; Huffingtonpost.com 

Radio/Audio Nominees

Radio/Audio Documentary:
“CBS Radio 90th Anniversary,” Written by Dianne E. James, Gail Lee; CBS News Radio

Radio/Audio News Script – Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin, or Breaking Report:
“World News This Week: June 9, 2017,” Written by Tara Gimbel Tanis; ABC News Radio

Radio/Audio News Script – Analysis, Feature, or Commentary:
“Dishin’ Digital on WCBS-AM,” Written by Robert Hawley; WCBS

Promotional Writing Nominees

On-Air Promotion (Radio or Television)
“CBS Comedy,” Written by Dan Greenberger; CBS

Television

Videogame Nominees

Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing:
Horizon Zero Dawn, Narrative Director John Gonzalez; Lead Writer Benjamin McCaw; Writing by Ben Schroder, Anne Toole; Additional Writing by Dee Warrick, Meg Jayanth; Guerrilla Games

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Fonte: Variety