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The 2019 WGA Awards Want to Remind You Eighth Grade and Can You Ever Forgive Me? Were Excellent Too

Eighth Grade. Photo: A4 Films

If the movies themselves were anything like their protagonists, both Eighth Grade and Can You Ever Forgive Me? would be shocked to find out everyone secretly loves and respects them. But that’s the lesson we’re taking away from the 2019 Writers’ Guild Awards, which decided to shake up this year’s award season and give Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay to Eighth Grade and Can You Ever Forgive Me?, respectively.

Over in the television categories, the love keeps rolling in for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and The Americans, with Barry taking home the evening’s episodic comedy award and Best New Series. You can see the full list of WGA Awards winners, which includes Castle Rock and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, below.

Original Screenplay
Eighth Grade
Green Book
A Quiet Place

Adapted Screenplay
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Black Panther
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born

Documentary Screenplay
Bathtubs Over Broadway
Fahrenheit 9/11
Generation Wealth
In Search of Greatness

Drama Series
The Americans
Better Call Saul
The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale

Comedy Series
The Good Place
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

New Series
The Haunting of Hill House

Long Form Original
Castle Rock
My Dinner With Hervé

Long Form Adapted
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
The Looming Tower
Sharp Objects

Short Form New Media Original
After Forever
Class of Lies
Love Daily
West 40s

Short Form New Media Adapted
The Walking Dead: Red Machete

“Bart’s Not Dead” (The Simpsons)
“Boywatch” (Bob’s Burgers)
“Just One of the Boyz 4 Now for Now” (Bob’s Burgers)
“Krusty the Clown” (The Simpsons)
“Mo Mommy Mo Problems” (Bob’s Burgers)
“Send in Stewie, Please” (Family Guy)

Episodic Drama
“Camelot” (Narcos: Mexico)
“The Car” (This Is Us)
“Episode 407” (The Affair)
“First Blood” (The Handmaid’s Tale)
“Paean to the People” (Homeland)
“The Precious Blood of Jesus” (Ozark)

Episodic Comedy
“Another Place” (Forever)
“Chapter One: Make Your Mark” (Barry)
“Halibut!” (Santa Clarita Diet)
“Kimmy and the Beest!” (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
“Pilot” (The Kids Are Alright)
“Who Knows Better Than I” (Orange Is the New Black)

Comedy/Variety Talk Series
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Late Night With Seth Meyers
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Comedy/Variety Sketch Series
At Home With Amy Sedaris
I Love You, America
Nathan for You
Saturday Night Live

Comedy/Variety Specials
2018 Rose Parade Hosted by Cord & Tish
Drew Michael
The Fake News with Ted Nelms
The Oscars 2018

Quiz and Audience Participation
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Hollywood Game Night
Paid Off With Michael Torpey

Daytime Drama
General Hospital
Days of Our Lives

Children’s Episodic and Specials
“The Ersatz Elevator: Part One” (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
“Carnivorous Carnival: Park One” (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
“For the Last Time” (Andi Mack)
“Picture Day” (Alexa & Katie)
“Warehouse Towel Fight” f.k.a. “Emil Strikes Back” (Prince of Peoria)

Documentary Script — Current Events
“Trump’s Takeover,” Frontline
“Black Hole Apocalypse,” Nova
“Blackout in Puerto Rico,” Frontline
“The Gang Crackdown,” Frontline

Documentary Script - Other Than Current Events
“The Eugenics Crusade,” American Experience
“Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia, Part 1,” Frontline
“The Circus, Part One,” American Experience
“Into the Amazon,” American Experience

Video Game Writing
God of War
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Batman: The Enemy Within
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

Eighth Grade, Can You Ever Forgive Me? Win 2019 WGA Awards