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|February 20, 2019|
WGA Awards: Jordan Peele wins original screenplay
BEVERLY HILLS - The Writers Guild of America Awards were handed out at the Beverly Hills Hilton and Edison Ballroom on Sunday, with “Get Out” nabbing the top prize for best original screenplay for Jordan Peele, and “Call Me by Your Name” earning James Ivory the best adapted screenplay award.
The awards show took place simultaneously in L.A. and New York, with “Late Night With Seth Meyers” writer Amber Ruffin hosting the New York awards show while Patton Oswalt hosted the West Coast event.
“I put my heart and soul into this,” Peele said in his acceptance, noting he began working on the script in 2008.
Hulu’s dystopian “The Handmaid’s Tale” won the top drama series and new series awards from the Writers Guild of America to go along with its Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. HBO’s “Veep” won the comedy series award, Variety reported.
Story Date: February 17, 2018