WGA Awards: 'Parasite' and 'Jojo Rabbit' Among Film Winners

5:06 PM 2/1/2020

by Trilby Beresford, Allison Crist, Kirsten Chuba, and Hilary Lewis

On the television side, 'Succession' won for drama series, while 'Barry' was honored in the comedy series category.

'Parasite' (left), 'Jojo Rabbit'
'Parasite' (left), 'Jojo Rabbit'
Courtesy of Neon; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

The 72nd annual Writers Guild Awards held their ceremonies Saturday evening at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, hosted by Ana Gasteyer, and the Edison Ballroom in New York, hosted by John Fugelsang.

Due to the BAFTA Awards taking place mere hours later in London, two of the biggest awards were handed out at the start of the evening, original and adapted screenplay, so that the nominees in those categories on hand at the New York ceremony could head to the airport. Original screenplay honors went to Parasite, beating out 1917, Booksmart, Knives Out and Marriage Story, while Jojo Rabbit nabbed adapted screenplay honors over A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, The IrishmanJoker and Little Women. Parasite's Bong Joon Ho and Jojo Rabbit's Taika Waititi were both at the New York ceremony.

During his acceptance speech, Bong said in part, "There are some people who make barriers higher, but we writers love to destroy barriers."

He also praised his fellow nominees in the original screenplay category, saying, via his translator, "I loved and appreciated all of the films nominated for this category this year, and although I am not familiar with American teenage culture, I really enjoyed Booksmart. It was so beautiful to see the two young men in 1917 sharing love and conversations amidst the cannons of warfare. I've been a huge fan of Agatha Christie's novels since I was a kid, and I never thought I would see such an amazing whodunit film. I really want to congratulate [Knives Out writer] Rian Johnson, as well. And I have so much I want to say about Noah Baumbach. Ever since The Squid and The Whale, I've been so jealous of him, he's such a great writer. With Marriage Story, from the first opening scene where they wrote the letter, I started crying. I think just from those letters, it deserves an award — it's one of the best films of our generation. I'd like to share this award with all the nominees tonight, and especially it's such a huge honor to receive this award from [presenter] Kevin Bacon."

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter ahead of the New York ceremony on the red carpet, Bong said, via his translator, that it would be significant if the Writers Guild of America recognized his film despite it being in a foreign language.

"More than anything else I consider myself a writer-director and the past 20 years, I've always written all of the scripts for my films, so to be nominated amongst writers and to be nominated by writers is itself a huge honor," he said. "Especially since Parasite is a foreign-language film, so it means that through the subtitles, they were able to appreciate the script and appreciate the structure of the story and the nuance of the dialogue and that in itself is so meaningful."

While Waititi kept his onstage comments brief, before the ceremony on the red carpet the writer-director-actor indicated he'd feel particularly honored if a group of writers recognized his script.

"Writing is the hardest part of it for me and the loneliest part of it," Waititi told THR. "It's the part where you feel like you're just doing it all by yourself, and for me it's the least collaborative part because I usually write alone. To get recognized, anything like that, from writers and from your peers, and from the writing community, I guess it feels more special to me because it's probably, of all the things I do, I'd say it's the thing that I hadn't really imagined myself as a writer. I don't describe myself as a writer, so actual writers, who are really good at writing, support you in this way, makes me feel part of the cool club."

On the television side, HBO had a big night, with Succession named best drama series, Barry tapped as best comedy series, Watchmen earning best new series honors, Chernobyl named best longform original and Last Week With John Oliver, continuing its awards dominance, winning in the comedy/variety talk series category. TBS' Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents Not The White House Correspondents' Dinner Part 2 was tapped as best comedy/variety special.

In Los Angeles, Gasteyer kicked off the West Coast ceremony, which she noted that “compared to the DGAs, this is a real vagina party,” with several digs at the current writers and agents standoff, suggesting first that whoever brokered the deal for a non-televised, midday award ceremony should fire their agents. The L.A. ceremony takes place simultaneously with the New York event, making for an early night on the West Coast.

Gasteyer then extended a warm welcome to the tables of Gersh, Verve and Bookwald agents — the three agencies who have signed agreements with the WGA — and noted how CAA, who has not signed, still bought four tickets to the event, and “just for them, I’ve prepared this set of super-sick burns,” which included the lines, “Yo, CAA, are you a Ken doll? Because I don’t see no package” and “How many CAA agents does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Two. One to screw it in and one to screw over another client.” She ended the bit by quipping that winners having short and sweet speeches “should be easy because you don’t have agents to thank.” Elsewhere in her opening, the Saturday Night Live alum asked the room, “How many of you have sold a show to Quibi? Let me rephrase — which of us has not sold a show to Quibi? Quick show of hands.”

Quibi also received a few shout-outs during the New York ceremony, including one from East Coast host Fugelsang, who wasn't afraid to get political amid jokes and praise for the nominated projects.

"The only thing these awards have in common with impeachment is that these nominated writers, like our president, earned it," he said near the top of his monologue, touching on Donald Trump's Senate trial, which is likely to end with the president's acquittal next week. "This impeachment is a lot like the script for Marriage Story. I don't know why you're crying — you always knew this wasn't going to have a happy ending."

Added Fugelsang, "Twenty years ago, Ken Starr impeached a president for lying about fellatio; this week, Ken Starr performed fellatio on a lying impeached president."

But, in all sincerity, he thanked the nominated writers for stories that helped keep people "sane" in an intense time. "The artists in this room don't just represent the best of their craft; I deeply believe, and I mean this, the writing that's being honored here tonight helped keep America sane when America needed it most," said the host. "America looks like The Three Stooges directed by Leni Riefenstahl. We've lost our mind as a country, I call it 'what the fuck fatigue,' our outrage circuits are burned out … the Christians have elected Caligula and America is like a primetime soap opera, This Is Not Us.

Fugelsang also made a couple of jokes about the ongoing dispute between writers and agents, including arguing that the ceremony would be shorter because the winners wouldn't be thanking their agents, but beyond that there were few explicit mentions onstage of the standoff or possibility of an upcoming writers strike.

Back in L.A., WGA president David Goodman addressed the standoff and possible upcoming strike in his speech, noting how most of the agencies “have said directly to me that they want to make a deal.” Of the strike, he added that “it’s ludicrous that we’ve already decided to go on strike and negotiations haven’t even started … everyone seems to think a strike is happening. In part it's an effort by our employers to force us to calm everyone down and say we won't and thus give up our greatest leverage,” but at the same time, he added, “I'm not going to say that. It’s dangerously naive to think that a strike is never necessary” and assured writers that the WGA was “going into negotiations in a very strong position.”

Masked policemen from HBO’s Watchmen stood onstage and handed out the night’s awards, which included special honors including the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement for Nancy Meyers (presented by frequent collaborator Diane Keaton, who said she’d “like to appear in another [Meyers film] before I’m dead") and the Valentine Davies Award for Glee and The Politician co-creator Brad Falchuk, who dedicated the honor to his wife, Gwyneth Paltrow (“I think the real reason I don’t really care much about awards is I have the biggest prize"). Bombshell writer Charles Randolph also received the Paul Selvin Award; Late Night With David Letterman writer Merrill Markoe was awarded the Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement; and Smurfs writer David N. Weiss received the Animation Writing Award.

Gasteyer kept the show rolling, even appearing as Elizabeth Holmes (complete with signature deep voice) to solve the problem of too many streaming services with "Cablé," a spoof invention that “organizes all of your favorite shows into what I call channels and you can watch the shows according to a schedule. And the best part, you only have to pay one company for the service.”

Alex Gibney's documentary about Theranos founder Holmes, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, won for best documentary screenplay, with Gibney accepting the award in New York.

Also at the East Coast ceremony, longtime SNL writer Paula Pell received the Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence from Amy Poehler, who joked that she and some of her colleagues from the nominated Netflix series Russian Doll were also leaving early to go to the BAFTAs as well as to attend an elite pre-BAFTAs event and the BAFTAs afterparty, which she called the "AFTAs." Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Lorne Michaels and Gasteyer all made appearances in a video tribute to Pell, with Fey singing Pell's praises in the style of a Vogue "73 Questions" video.

The New York ceremony also honored Richard Price with the Ian McLellan Hunter Award for Career Achievement and Lisa Takeuchi Cullen with the Richard B. Jablow Award.

A full list of winners follows.

  • Original Screenplay

    Courtesy of Neon

    Parasite, Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won, Story by Bong Joon Ho; Neon (WINNER)

    1917, Written by Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns; Universal Pictures

    Booksmart, Written by Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins and Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman; United Artists Releasing

    Knives Out, Written by Rian Johnson; Lionsgate

    Marriage Story, Written by Noah Baumbach; Netflix

  • Adapted Screenplay

    Kimberley French/Twentieth Century Fox

    Jojo Rabbit, Screenplay by Taika Waititi, Based on the book Caging Skies by Christine Leunens; Fox Searchlight (WINNER)

    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster, Inspired by the Article “Can You Say…Hero?” by Tom Junod; TriStar Pictures

    The Irishman, Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, Based upon the Book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt; Netflix

    Joker, Written by Todd Phillips & Scott Silver, Based on Characters from DC Comics; Warner Bros. Pictures

    Little Women, Screenplay by Greta Gerwig, Based on the Novel by Louisa May Alcott; Sony Pictures

  • Documentary Screenplay

    'The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley'
    'The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley'
    Courtesy of Sundance Institute

    The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, Written by Alex Gibney; HBO Documentary Films (WINNER)

    Citizen K, Written by Alex Gibney; Greenwich Entertainment
    Foster, Written by Mark Jonathan Harris; HBO Documentary Films

    Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People, Written by Robert Seidman & Oren Rudavsky; First Run Features

    The Kingmaker, Written by Lauren Greenfield; Showtime Documentary Films

  • Drama Series

    'Succession'
    'Succession'
    Graeme Hunter/HBO

    Succession, Written byJesse Armstrong, Alice Birch, Jon Brown, Jonathan Glatzer, Cord Jefferson, Mary Laws, Lucy Prebble, Georgia Pritchett, Tony Roche, Gary Shteyngart, Susan Soon He Stanton, Will Tracy; HBO (WINNER)

    The Crown, Written by James Graham, David Hancock, Peter Morgan; Netflix

    The Handmaid’s Tale, Written by Marissa Jo Cerar, Yahlin Chang, Nina Fiore, Dorothy Fortenberry, Jacy Heldrich, John Herrera, Lynn Renee Maxcy, Bruce Miller, Kira Snyder, Eric Tuchman; Hulu

    Mindhunter, Written by Pamela Cederquist, Joshua Donen, Marcus Gardley, Shaun Grant, Liz Hannah, Phillip Howze, Jason Johnson, Doug Jung, Colin Louro, Alex Metcalf, Courtenay Miles, Dominic Orlando, Joe Penhall, Ruby Rae Spiegel; Netflix

    Watchmen, Written by Lila Byock, Nick Cuse, Christal Henry, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Cord Jefferson, Jeff Jensen, Claire Kiechel, Damon Lindelof, Stacy Osei-Kuffour, Tom Spezialy, Carly Wray; HBO

  • Comedy Series

    'Barry'
    'Barry'
    Aaron Epstein/HBO

    Barry, Written by Alec Berg, Duffy Boudreau, Bill Hader, Emily Heller, Jason Kim, Taofik Kolade, Elizabeth Sarnoff; HBO (WINNER)

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Written by Katherine Fodor, Noah Gardenswartz, Daniel Goldfarb, Alison Leiby, Dan Palladino, Sono Patel, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Jordan Temple; Prime Video

    PEN15, Written by Jeff Chan, Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle, Gabe Liedman, Stacy Osei-Kuffour, Andrew Rhymer, Jessica Watson, Sam Zvibleman; Hulu

    Russian Doll, Written by Jocelyn Bioh, Flora Birnbaum, Cirocco Dunlap, Leslye Headland, Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, Tami Sagher, Allison Silverman; Netflix

    Veep, Written by Gabrielle Allan-Greenberg, Rachel Axler, Emilia Barrosse, Ted Cohen, Jennifer Crittenden, Alex Gregory, Steve Hely, Peter Huyck, Erik Kenward, Billy Kimball, David Mandel, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Dan Mintz, Lew Morton, Dan O'Keefe, Georgia Pritchett, Leila Strachan; HBO

  • New Series

    'Watchmen'
    'Watchmen'
    Mark Hill/HBO

    Watchmen, Written by Lila Byock, Nick Cuse, Christal Henry, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Cord Jefferson, Jeff Jensen, Claire Kiechel, Damon Lindelof, Stacy Osei-Kuffour, Tom Spezialy, Carly Wray; HBO (WINNER)

    Dead To Me, Written by Rebecca Addelman, Njeri Brown, Liz Feldman, Kelly Hutchinson, Anthony King, Emma Rathbone, Kate Robin, Abe Sylvia; Netflix

    PEN15, Written by Jeff Chan, Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle, Gabe Liedman, Stacy Osei-Kuffour, Andrew Rhymer, Jessica Watson, Sam Zvibleman; Hulu

    Russian Doll, Written by Jocelyn Bioh, Flora Birnbaum, Cirocco Dunlap, Leslye Headland, Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, Tami Sagher, Allison Silverman; Netflix

    What We Do in the Shadows, Written by Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Jemaine Clement, Josh Lieb, Iain Morris, Stefani Robinson, Duncan Sarkies, Marika Sawyer, Tom Scharpling, Paul Simms,Taika Waititi; FX Networks

  • Original Long Form

    'Chernobyl'
    'Chernobyl'
    Courtesy of HBO

    Chernobyl, Written by Craig Mazin; HBO (WINNER)

    The Terror: Infamy, Written by Max Borenstein, Alessandra DiMona, Shannon Goss, Steven Hanna, Naomi Iizuka, Benjamin Klein, Danielle Roderick, Tony Tost, Alexander Woo; AMC

    Togo, Written by Tom Flynn; Disney+

    True Detective, Written by Alessandra DiMona, Graham Gordy, Gabriel Hobson, David Milch, Nic Pizzolatto; HBO

  • Adapted Long Form

    'Fosse/Verdon'
    'Fosse/Verdon'
    Michael Parmelee/FX

    Fosse/Verdon, Written by Debora Cahn, Joel Fields, Ike Holter, Thomas Kail, Steven Levenson, Charlotte Stoudt, Tracey Scott Wilson, Based on the book Fosse by Sam Wasson; FX Networks (WINNER)

    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, Written by Vince Gilligan; Netflix

    The Loudest Voice, Written by John Harrington Bland, Laura Eason, Tom McCarthy, Alex Metcalf, Gabriel Sherman, Jennifer Stahl, Based on the Book The Loudest Voice in the Room and the New York Magazine Articles by Gabriel Sherman; Showtime

    Unbelievable, Written by Michael Chabon, Susannah Grant, Becky Mode, Jennifer Schuur, Ayelet Waldman, Based on the Pro Publica & The Marshall Project article “An Unbelievable Story of Rape” and This American Life radio episode “Anatomy of Doubt;” Netflix

  • Original Short Form Media

    'Special'
    'Special'
    Courtesy of Netflix

    Special, Written by Ryan O’Connell; Netflix (WINNER)

    After Forever, Written by Michael Slade & Kevin Spirtas; Prime Video

  • Animation

    'The Simpsons'
    'The Simpsons'
    Courtesy of Fox

    "Thanksgiving of Horror" (The Simpsons), Written by Dan Vebber; Fox (WINNER)

    "Bed, Bob & Beyond" (Bob's Burgers), Written by Kelvin Yu; Fox

    "The Gene Mile" (Bob's Burgers), Written by Steven Davis; Fox

    "Go Big or Go Homer" (The Simpsons), Written by John Frink; Fox

    "A Horse Walks Into A Rehab" (BoJack Horseman), Written by Elijah Aron; Netflix

    "Livin' La Pura Vida" (The Simpsons), Written by Brian Kelley; Fox

  • Episodic Drama

    'Succession'
    'Succession'
    Courtesy of HBO

    "Tern Haven" (Succession), Written by Will Tracy; HBO (WINNER)

    "407 Proxy Authentication Required" (Mr. Robot), Written by Sam Esmail; USA Network

    "A Good Man is Hard to Find" (Ray Donovan), Written by Joshua Marston; Showtime

    "Mirror Mirror" (The OA), Written by Dominic Orlando &Claire Kiechel; Netflix

    "Moondust" (The Crown), Written by Peter Morgan; Netflix

    "Our Little Island Girl" (This Is Us), Written by Eboni Freeman; NBC

  • Episodic Comedy

    'Dead to Me'
    'Dead to Me'
    Netflix

    "Pilot" (Dead to Me), Written by Liz Feldman; Netflix (WINNER)

    "Here's Where We Get Off" (Orange Is the New Black), Written by Jenji Kohan; Netflix

    "It's Comedy or Cabbage" (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Written by Amy Sherman-Palladino; Prime Video

    "Nice Knowing You" (Living With Yourself), Written by Timothy Greenberg; Netflix

    "The Stinker Thinker" (On Becoming a God in Central Florida), Written by Robert F. Funke & Matt Lutsky; Showtime

    "Veep" (Veep), Written by David Mandel; HBO

  • Comedy/Variety Talk Series

    'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver'
    'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver'
    Courtesy of HBO

    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Senior Writers: Dan Gurewitch, Jeff Maurer, Jill Twiss, Juli Weiner; Writers: Tim Carvell, Daniel O'Brian, John Oliver, Owen Parsons, Charlie Redd, Joanna Rothkopf, Ben Silva, Seena Vali; HBO (WINNER)

    Conan, Head Writer: Matt O’Brien; Writers: Jose Arroyo, Glenn Boozan, Daniel Cronin, Andres du Bouchet, Jessie Gaskell, Michael Gordon, Brian Kiley, Laurie Kilmartin, Stephen Kutner, Todd Levin, Levi MacDougall, Conan O’Brien, Andy Richter, Frank Smiley, Mike Sweeney; TBS

    Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Head Writer: Melinda Taub; Writing Supervised by: Joe Grossman, Nicole Silverberg; Writers: Samantha Bee, Kristen Bartlett, Pat Cassels, Sean Crespo, Mike Drucker, Mathan Erhardt, Miles Kahn, Sahar Rizvi, Special Material by: Allison Silverman; TBS

    Late Night with Seth Meyers, Supervising Writers: Sal Gentile, Seth Reiss; Writers: Jermaine Affonso, Alex Baze, Karen Chee, Bryan Donaldson, Matt Goldich, Dina Gusovsky, Jenny Hagel, Allison Hord, Mike Karnell, John Lutz, Seth Meyers, Ian Morgan, Amber Ruffin, Mike Scollins, Mike Shoemaker, Ben Warheit; NBC Universal

    The Late Late Show with James Corden, Head Writers: Lauren Greenberg, Ian Karmel; Writers: Demi Adejuyigbe, James Corden, Rob Crabbe, Lawrence Dai, Nate Fernald, Caroline Goldfarb, Olivia Harewood, David Javerbaum, John Kennedy, Kayleigh Lamb, James Longman, Jared Moskowitz, CeCe Pleasants, Tim Siedell, Benjamin Stout, Tom Thriveni, Louis Waymouth, Ben Winston; CBS

    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Head Writers: Jay Katsir, Opus Moreschi; Writers: Michael Brumm, River Clegg, Aaron Cohen, Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Ariel Dumas, Glenn Eichler, Django Gold, Gabe Gronli, Greg Iwinski, Barry Julien, Daniel Kibblesmith, Eliana Kwartler, Matt Lappin, Asher Perlman, Tom Purcell, Kate Sidley, Jen Spyra, Brian Stack, John Thibodeaux; CBS

  • Comedy/Variety Specials

    'Full Frontal With Samantha Bee'
    'Full Frontal With Samantha Bee'
    Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

    Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Presents: Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Part 2, Head Writer: Melinda Taub; Writing Supervised by: Joe Grossman, Nicole Silverberg; Writers: Samantha Bee, Kristen Bartlett, Pat Cassels, Sean Crespo, Mike Drucker, Mathan Erhardt, Lewis Friedman, Miles Kahn, Sahar Rizvi; Special Material by: Allison Silverman; TBS (WINNER)

    Desi Lydic: Abroad, Written by Devin Delliquanti, Lauren Sarver Means; Comedy Central

    The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2019, Head Writers: Lauren Greenberg, Ian Karmel; Writers: Demi Adejuyigbe, James Corden, Rob Crabbe, Lawrence Dai, Nate Fernald, Caroline Goldfarb, John Kennedy, James Longman, Jared Moskowitz, CeCe Pleasants, Tim Siedell, Benjamin D. Stout, Tom Thriveni, Louis Waymouth, Ben Winston; CBS

    Ramy Youssef: Feelings, Written by: Ramy Youssef; HBO

  • Comedy/Variety Sketch Series

    'I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson'
    'I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson'
    Courtesy of Netflix

    I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson, Writers: Jeremy Beiler, Zach Kanin, Tim Robinson, John Solomon; Netflix (WINNER)

    At Home with Amy Sedaris, Writers: Cole Escola, Amy Sedaris, Allison Silverman; truTV

    Saturday Night Live, Head Writers: Michael Che, Colin Jost, Kent Sublette Supervising; Writers: Anna Drezen, Fran Gillespie, Sudi Green, Streeter Seidell; Senior Writer: Bryan Tucker; Weekend Update Head Writer: Pete Schultz; Writers: James Anderson, Neal Brennan, Andrew Briedis, Dan Bulla, Megan Callahan, Steven Castillo, Emma Clark, Andrew Dismukes, Alison Gates, Tim Herlihy, Steve Higgins, Sam Jay, Erik Kenward, Steve Koren, Rob Klein, Michael Koman, Dan Licata, Alan Linic, Eli Coyote Mandel, Dave McCary, Dennis McNicholas, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Josh Patten, Simon Rich, Josh Patten, Jasmin Pierce, Katie Rich, Gary Richardson, Marika Sawyer, Robert Smigel, Mark Steinbach, Will Stephen, Julio Torres, Bowen Yang; NBC Universal

  • Quiz and Audience Participation

    John Cena on 'Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?'
    John Cena on 'Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?'
    Courtesy of Nickelodeon

    Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?, Head Writer: Bret Calvert; Writers Seth Harrington, Rosemarie DiSalvo; Nickelodeon (WINNER)

    Hollywood Game Night, Head Writers: Ann Slichter, Grant Taylor; Writers: Michael Agbabian, Marshall Davis, Allie Kokesh, Dwight D. Smith; NBC

    Jeopardy!, Writers: Matthew Caruso, John Duarte, Harry Friedman, Mark Gaberman, Deborah Griffin, Michele Loud, Robert McClenaghan, Jim Rhine, Steve D. Tamerius, Billy Wisse; ABC

    Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Head Writer: Stephen Melcher; Writers: Kyle Beakley, Patricia A. Cotter, Ryan Hopak, Gary Lucy, James Rowley, Ann Slichter; Disney/ABC Syndication

  • Daytime Drama

    The cast of 'The Young and the Restless'
    The cast of 'The Young and the Restless'
    CBS

    The Young and the Restless, Writers: Amanda L. Beall, Jeff Beldner, Sara Bibel, Matt Clifford, Annie Compton, Christopher Dunn, Sara Endsley, Janice Ferri Esser, Mellinda Hensley, Anne Schoettle, Natalie Minardi Slater, Teresa Zimmerman; CBS (WINNER)

    Days of Our Lives, Writers: Lorraine Broderick, Ron Carlivati, Joanna Cohen, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon, Dave Kreizman, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Betsy Snyder, Katie Schock; NBC Universal

    General Hospital, Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Christopher Van Etten Associate; Head Writers: Anna T. Cascio, Dan O’Connor; Writers: Barbara Bloom, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Donny Sheldon, Scott Sickles; ABC

  • Children's Episodic and Specials

    'Family Reunion'
    'Family Reunion'
    John P. Fleenor/Netflix

    "Remember Black Elvis?" (Family Reunion), Written by Howard Jordan, Jr.; Netflix (WINNER)

    "It's Just… Weird" (Alexa & Katie), Written by Romi Barta; Netflix

    "Remember How This All Started?" (Family Reunion), Written by Meg DeLoatch; Netflix

    "Stupid Binder" (Alexa & Katie), Written by Nancy Cohen; Netflix

    "Time to Make... My Move" (Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance), Written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach; Netflix

  • Documentary Script - Current Events

    "Trump's Trade War" (Frontline), Written by: Rick Young; PBS (WINNER)

    "Coal's Deadly Dust" (Frontline), Written by: Elaine McMillion Sheldon; PBS

    "The Mueller Investigation" (Frontline), Written by: Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser; PBS

  • Documentary Script - Other Than Current Events

    "Right To Fail" (Frontline), Written by: Tom Jennings; PBS (WINNER)

    "Chasing The Moon Part One: A Place Beyond The Sky" (American Experience), Written by: Robert Stone; PBS

    "Supreme Revenge" (Frontline), Written by: Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser; PBS

  • News Script – Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin or Breaking Report

    'CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell'
    'CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell'
    Michele Crowe/CBS

    "Terror in America: The Massacres in El Paso and Dayton" (Special Edition of the CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell), Written by: Jerry Cipriano, Joe Clines, Bob Meyer; CBS News (WINNER)

  • News Script – Analysis, Feature or Commentary

    iStock; Courtesy of CBS

    "Fly Like An Eagle" (60 Minutes), Written by: Katie Kerbstat Jacobson, Scott Pelley, Nicole Young; CBS News (WINNER)

    "Atlanta, EP. 3" (A King's Place), Written by: Jessica Moulite; TheRoot.com

    "'Tis the Season: Here's How Jesus Became So Widely Accepted as White," Written by: Joon Chung, Felice León, Ashley Velez; TheRoot.com

    "Toxic Water Crisis Still This Haunts New York Town," Written by: Lena Jackson; HuffPost.com

  • Digital News

    "Stories About My Brother," Written by Prachi Gupta; Jezebel.com (WINNER)

    "A Gridiron of Their Own," Written by Kelsey McKinney; Deadspin.com

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

    "Hail and Farewell: Remembering Some Headline Makers," Written by Gail Lee; CBS News Radio (WINNER)

    "CBS News on the Hour with Norah O'Donnell - El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio - Communities in Mourning," Written by James Hutton; CBS News Radio

    "World News This Week, August 9, 2019," Written by Stephanie Pawlowskiand Jim Ryan; ABC NewsRadio

    "World News This Week, September 13, 2019," Written by Joan B. Harris; ABC News Radio

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

    "The Enduring Legacy of Jackie Kennedy Onassis," Written by Dianne E. James, Gail Lee; CBS News Radio (WINNER)

    "Woodstock: Back to the Garden," Written by Gail Lee, CBS News Radio

  • On-Air Promotion (Radio or Television)

    'Star Trek: Picard' and 'All Rise'
    'Star Trek: Picard' and 'All Rise'
    CBS (2)

    "Star Trek: Picard" and "All Rise Promos," Written by Jessica Katzenstein; CBS (WINNER)

    "CBS Promos," Written by Molly Neylan; CBS

    "Star. Kill. Evil. FBI.," Written by Ralph Buado; CBS