Writers Guild Awards 2019 Winners: ‘Eighth Grade,’ ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?,’ ‘Barry,’ and ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Win Big

Check out the full list of winners from the guild's dual ceremonies, which unfolded Sunday night in Los Angeles and New York.
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With just one week to go before the Oscars inundate Hollywood with the final event of this year’s awards season, one last guild had some awards of its own to give out. It’s safe to say that no one does it quite like the Writers Guild, which traditionally holds not one, but two awards ceremonies, with both New York and Los Angeles playing home to evening events that unfold simultaneously. On Sunday evening, the NYC crowd hit the Edison Ballroom for a Roy Wood, Jr.-hosted show, while the Angeleno arm was back at the Beverly Hilton, hosted by Chelsea Peretti.

Despite missing out on an Oscar nod, it was Bo Burnham’s feature directorial debut, “Eighth Grade,” which walked away with the win for Best Original Screenplay, while Best Adapted Screenplay honors went to “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” written by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty.

The night’s big small screen winners included “Barry,” which won both an episode nod and Best New Series, along with “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” in the Best Comedy Series category and “The Americans,” which celebrated its final season with a Best Drama Series win.

Check out the full list of winners below.


Original Screenplay

“Eighth Grade” WINNER
“Green Book”
“A Quiet Place”

Adapted Screenplay

“Black Panther”
“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” WINNER
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“A Star Is Born”

Documentary Screenplay

“Bathtubs Over Broadway” WINNER
“Fahrenheit 11/9″
“Generation Wealth”
“In Search of Greatness”


Drama Series

“The Americans” WINNER
“Better Call Saul”
“The Crown”
“The Handmaid’s Tale”

Comedy Series

“The Good Place”
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” WINNER

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”Nicole Rivelli

New Series

“Barry” WINNER
“The Haunting of Hill House”

Long Form Original

“Castle Rock” WINNER
“My Dinner with Hervé”

Long Form Adapted

“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” WINNER
“The Looming Tower”
“Sharp Objects”

Short Form New Media Original

“After Forever”
“Class of Lies” WINNER
“Love Daily”
“West 40s”

Short Form New Media Adapted

“The Walking Dead: Red Machete” WINNER


“Bart’s Not Dead” (“The Simpsons”) WINNER
“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”) WINNER
“The Precious Blood of Jesus” (“Ozark”)

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Episodic Comedy

“Another Place” (“Forever”)
“Chapter One: Make Your Mark” (“Barry”) WINNER
“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” WINNER
“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” WINNER
“Saturday Night Live”

Comedy/Variety Specials

“2018 Rose Parade Hosted by Cord & Tish”
“Drew Michael”
“The Fake News with Ted Nelms” WINNER
“The Oscars 2018”

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