WGA Awards: Full List of Nominations

1:02 PM 12/6/2018

by THR staff

'A Star Is Born,' 'Roma' and 'Black Panther' are among the film nominees, while 'The Americans,' 'Better Call Saul,' 'The Crown' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' will vie for trophies on the TV side.

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Two big winners at the Golden Globe Awards got more good news on Monday morning.

Green Book and Roma, each of which went home with multiple Globes on Sunday night, were both nominated for WGA Awards on Monday.

Green Book, which the Hollywood Foreign Press Association honored with prizes for best screenplay, supporting actor for Mahershala Ali and comedy or musical film of the year, and Roma, which earned best foreign-language film and director honors for Alfonso Cuaron, will compete for best original screenplay along with Eighth Grade, A Quiet Place and Vice.

Up for best adapted screenplay at the 71st annual WGA Awards are BlackKklansman, Black Panther, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, If Beale Street Could Talk and A Star Is Born.

The WGA on Monday unveiled its nominees for best theatrical and documentary screenplay, as well as its nominations for best video game writing. In the documentary category, Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 11/9 will compete against Bathtubs Over Broadway, Generation Wealth and In Search of Greatness.

The guild announced its nominees in the TV, news and radio categories last month. Nominees in the drama series category include The Americans, Better Call Saul, The Crown, The Handmaid's Tale and newcomer Succession. Of those five, Handmaid’s Tale is the reigning winner and the only series to also receive a nomination for episodic writing. Maybe nominating voters wanted to spread the wealth, because other drama series with episodic noms include Narcos: Mexico, This Is Us, The Affair, Homeland and Ozark.

The lack of episodic noms for top comedy nominees are just as striking. Atlanta, Barry, GLOW, The Good Place and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel will contend for best comedy series. Only Barry, also nominated for best new series, received an episodic nomination for the HBO comedy’s pilot. It will compete with Forever, Santa Clarita Diet, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Orange Is the New Black and, perhaps most surprisingly, the pilot for the ABC sitcom The Kids Are Alright.

Hot streaming properties The Haunting of Hill House and Homecoming join Barry in the new series category, as do Pose and Succession. The longform original category features just HBO telepics My Dinner With Herve and Paterno, as well as Hulu’s Castle Rock. (The Hollywood Reporter columnist Marc Bernardin is one of the scribes credited on the latter.) And in the adapted longform category, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story will square off against The Looming Tower, Maniac and Sharp Objects.

The rest of the nominees are listed below — where, most interestingly, the variety talk series category snubbed Jimmys Fallon and Kimmel in favor of the teams behind Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert.

The 2019 Writers Guild Awards will be handed out at concurrent ceremonies on Sunday, Feb. 17, in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton and in New York at the Edison Ballroom.

A full list of nominees follows.

  • Original Screenplay

    Eighth Grade (WINNER)
    Written by Bo Burnham

    Green Book
    Written by Nick Vallelonga & Brian Currie & Peter Farrelly
    Universal Pictures
    A Quiet Place
    Screenplay by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck and John Krasinski, Story by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck
    Paramount Pictures
    Written by Alfonso Cuarón
    Written by Adam McKay
    Annapurna Pictures

  • Adapted Screenplay

    Can You Ever Forgive Me? (WINNER)
    Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, Based on the book by Lee Israel
    Fox Searchlight

    Written by Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee, Based on the book by Ron Stallworth
    Focus Features
    Black Panther
    Written by Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole, Based on the Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
    Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
    If Beale Street Could Talk
    Screenplay by Barry Jenkins, Based on the novel by James Baldwin
    Annapurna Pictures
    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
    Warner Bros.

  • Documentary Screenplay

    Bathtubs Over Broadway (WINNER)
    Written by Ozzy Inguanzo & Dava Whisenant
    Focus Features

    Fahrenheit 11/9
    Written by Michael Moore
    Briarcliff Entertainment
    Generation Wealth
    Written by Lauren Greenfield; Amazon Studios
    In Search of Greatness

    Written by Gabe Polsky; Art of Sport

  • Drama Series

    The Americans (WINNER)
    Written by Peter Ackerman, Hilary Bettis, Joshua Brand, Joel Fields, Sarah Nolen, Stephen Schiff, Justin Weinberger, Joe Weisberg, Tracey Scott Wilson
    FX Networks

    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

  • Comedy Series

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (WINNER)
    Written by Kate Fodor, Noah Gardenswartz, Jen Kirkman, Sheila Lawrence, Daniel Palladino, Amy Sherman Palladino
    Prime Video

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

    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

  • New Series

    Barry (WINNER)
    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
    Prime Video

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

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

  • Longform - Original

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

    My Dinner With Herve
    Teleplay by Sacha Gervasi, Story by Sacha Gervasi & Sean Macaulay

    Written by Debora Cahn and John C. Richards

  • Longform - Adapted

    The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (WINNER)
    Writers: Maggie Cohn, Tom Rob Smith, Based on the book Vulgar Favors by Maureen Orth
    FX Networks

    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

  • Shortform New Media - Original

    Class of Lies (WINNER)
    Written by Tessa Leigh Williams

    After Forever
    Written by Michael Slade & Kevin Spirtas

    Love Daily
    Written by: Lauren Ciaravalli, Andrew Eisen, Aaron Eisenberg, Will Eisenberg, Alexis Jacknow, Nathaniel Katzman, Yulin Kuang, Nathan Larkin-Connolly, Alexis Roblan, Bennet D. Silverman, Ryan Wood

    West 40s
    Written by Mark Sam Rosenthal & Brian Sloan

  • Shortform New Media - Adapted

    The Walking Dead: Red Machete (WINNER)
    Written by Nick Bernardone

  • Animation

    "Bart’s Not Dead" (The Simpsons) (WINNER)
    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

  • Episodic Drama

    "Paean to the People" (Homeland) (WINNER)
    Written by Alex Gansa

    "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

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

  • Episodic Comedy

    "Chapter One: Make Your Mark" (Barry) (WINNER)
    Written by Alec Berg & Bill Hader

    "Another Place" (Forever)
    Teleplay by Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard
    Story by Aniz Adam Ansari
    Prime Video

    "Halibut!" (Santa Clarita Diet)
    Written by Victor Fresco

    "Kimmy and the Beest!" (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
    Written by Robert Carlock

    "Pilot" (The Kids Are Alright)
    Written by Tim Doyle

    "Who Knows Better Than I" (Orange Is the New Black)
    Written by Jenji Kohan

  • Comedy/Variety Talk Series

    Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (WINNER)
    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

    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

    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
    NBC Universal

    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

  • Comedy/Variety Sketch Series

    Nathan for You (WINNER)
    Writers: Leo Allen, Nathan Fielder, Carrie Kemper, Michael Koman, Adam Locke-Norton, Eric Notarnicola
    Comedy Central

    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

    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
    NBC Universal

  • Comedy/Variety Specials

    The Fake News With Ted Nelms (WINNER)
    Written by John Aboud, Andrew Blitz, Michael Colton, Ed Helms, Elliott Kalan, Joseph Randazzo, Sara Schaefer
    Comedy Central

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

    Drew Michael Stand-Up Special
    Written by Drew Michael

    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

  • Quiz and Audience Participation

    Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (WINNER)
    Head Writer: Stephen A. Melcher, Jr.; Writers: Kyle Beakley, Tom Cohen, Patricia A. Cotter, Ryan Hopak, Gary Lucy, James Rowley, Ann Slichter, Dylan Snowden
    Disney/ABC Syndication

    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

  • Daytime Drama

    General Hospital (WINNER)
    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

    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

  • Children's Episodic and Specials

    "The Ersatz Elevator: Part One" (A Series of Unfortunate Events) (WINNER)
    Teleplay by Daniel Handler

    "Carnivorous Carnival: Part One" (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
    Teleplay by Joe Tracz

    "For the Last Time" (Andi Mack)
    Written by Jonathan S. Hurwitz
    Disney Channel

    "Picture Day" (Alexa & Katie)
    Written by Ray Lancon

    "Warehouse Towel Fight" fka "Emil Strikes Back" (Prince of Peoria)
    Written by Marty Donovan

  • Documentary Script - Current Events

    "Trump's Takeover" (Frontline) (WINNER)
    Written by Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser

    "Black Hole Apocalypse" (Nova)
    Written by Rushmore DeNooyer

    "Blackout in Puerto Rico" (Frontline)
    Written by Rick Young

    "The Gang Crackdown" (Frontline)
    Written by Marcela Gaviria

  • Documentary Script - Other Than Current Events

    "The Eugenics Crusade" (American Experience) (WINNER)
    Written by Michelle Ferrari

    "Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia - Part 1" (Frontline)
    Written by David Fanning & Linda Hirsch & Martin Smith

    "The Circus, Part One" (American Experience)
    Written by Sharon Grimberg

    "Into the Amazon" (American Experience)
    Written by John Maggio


  • News Script – Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin or Breaking Report

    "Catastrophe" (60 Minutes) (WINNER)
    Written by Scott Pelley, Katie Kerbstat, Nicole Young
    CBS News

    "Las Vegas Massacre" (CBS Evening News With Anthony Mason)
    Written by Jerry Cipriano and Joe Clines
    CBS News

    "The Spotted Pig" (60 Minutes)
    Written by Anderson Cooper and Oriana Zill de Granados
    CBS News

  • News Script – Analysis, Feature or Commentary

    "Wounds of War" (60 Minutes) (WINNER)
    Written by Scott Pelley, Katie Kerbstat, Nicole Young
    CBS News

    "100,000 Women" (60 Minutes)
    Written by Scott Pelley and Oriana Zill de Granados
    CBS News

    "On Broadway: Rodgers and Hammerstein" (CBS Sunday Morning)
    Written by Mo Rocca and Kay M. Lim
    CBS News

    "War Crime" (60 Minutes)
    Written by Scott Pelley, Katie Kerbstat, Nicole Young
    CBS News

  • Digital News

    "Inside the Culture of Sexism at Riot Games" (WINNER)
    Written by Cecilia D'Anastasio

    "D.C.'s Biggest Homeless Shelter Is About to Close. Will Amazon Take Its Place?"
    Written by Emma Roller

    "How to Not Die in America"
    Written by Molly Osberg

  • Radio/Audio Documentary

    "RFK: 50 Years After Shots Rang Out at the Ambassador Hotel" (WINNER)
    Written by Andrew Evans
    ABC News Radio

    "2017 Year in Review"
    Written by Gail Lee
    CBS News Radio

  • Radio/Audio News Script — Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin, or Breaking Report

    "Remembering The Good, The Bad and the Brilliant" (WINNER)
    Written by Gail Lee
    CBS News Radio

    "5pm CBS News Radio Glor Newscast"
    Written by James Hutton
    CBS News Radio

    "ABC News 6p Hourly 9-27-2018"
    Written by Stephanie Pawlowski
    ABC News Radio

    "World News This Week 9-21-2018"
    Written by Joan B. Harris
    ABC News Radio

  • Radio/Audio News Script – Analysis, Feature or Commentary

    "John McCain: A Life of Service" (WINNER)
    Written by Gail Lee
    CBS News Radio

    "A Tribute to Le Grand Orange"
    Written by Thomas A. Sabella
    CBS Radio News

  • On-Air Promotion (Radio or Television)

    "Tribute to Star Trek for the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys" (WINNER)
    Written by Sean Brogan

    "FBI 2018 Promo Reel"
    Written by Ralph Buado

    "Westworld: Season 2 Promo (Super Bowl Spot)"
    Written by Jonathan Nolan

  • Videogame Writing

    God of War (WINNER)
    Written by Matt Sophos, Richard Zangrande Gaubert, Cory Barlog; Story and Narrative Design Lead Matt Sophos; Story and Narrative Design Richard Zangrande Gaubert; Narrative Design Orion Walker, Adam Dolin
    Sony Interactive Entertainment

    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
    Associate Narrative Directors Matthew Zagurak, Joel Janisse, James Richard Mittag; Narrative Director Melissa MacCoubrey; Story by Jonathan Dumont, Melissa MacCoubrey, Hugo Giard; Scriptwriters Madeleine Hart, Betty Robertson, Jesse Scoble, Diana Sherman, Kelly Bender, Jojo Chia, Ian Fun, Zachary M. Parris, Ken Williamson, Daniel Bingham, Jordan Lemos, Simon Mackenzie, Katelyn MacMullin, Susan Patrick, Alissa Ralph, Stephen Rhodes; Team Lead Writer Sam Gill; AI Writers Jonathan Flieger, Kimberly Ann Sparks
    Ubisoft Quebec
    Batman: The Enemy Within
    Episode 5-Same Stitch
    Lead Writer James Windeler; Written by Meghan Thornton, Ross Beeley, Lauren Mee; Story by Meghan Thornton, Michael Kirkbride
    Telltale Games
    Marvel’s Spider-Man

    Story Lead Jon Paquette; Writers Benjamin Arfmann, Kelsey Beachum; Co-Written by Christos Gage; Additional Story Contributions by Dan Slott
    Insomniac Games & Sony Interactive Entertainment
    Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
    Narrative Designers Alex Scokel, Eric Fenstermaker, Kate Dollarhyde, Megan Starks, Olivia Veras, Paul Kirsch; Additional Writing Tony Evans, John Schmautz, Casey Hollingshead, Nitai Poddar; Narrative Design Leads Carrie Patel, Josh Sawyer
    Obsidian Entertainment