Magazine article Screen International

'Get out', 'Call Me by Your Name' Win at 2018 Writers Guild Awards

Magazine article Screen International

'Get out', 'Call Me by Your Name' Win at 2018 Writers Guild Awards

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The Handmaid’s Tale takes home two prizes in TV category.

‘Get Out’, ‘Call Me By Your Name’

Jordan Peelewon best original screenplay at the 2018 Writers Guild Awards for Get Out, while James Ivory won the adapted screenplay award for Call Me by Your Name.

The Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America, East handed out the prizes at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York last night (11 February).

Get Out boosted its Oscar chances by triumphing in a strong field including Lady Bird, The Shape Of Water, The Big Sick and I, Tonya. Martin McDonaugh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which made the Oscar shortlist in this category, was not eligible for a WGA award.

Read more: Oscar nominations 2018 - full list

The adapted screenplay nominees mirrored the Oscar list, and included Molly’s Game, The Disaster Artist, Logan and Mudbound.

Jane Goodall documentary Jane won the documentary screenplay award.

On the TV side, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale took home awards for drama series and best new series. …

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