News

Jojo Rabbit, Parasite Win Big At the 2020 Writers Guild Awards

Taika Waititi just upped his Oscar chances, while Bong Joon-ho still faces stiff competition in Quentin Tarantino. Read the full list of Writers Guild Awards winners.

by | February 2, 2020 | Comments

Fox Searchlight Pictures
(Photo by Fox Searchlight)

Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite won Best Original screenplay and Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit won Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2020 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday. On a ballot almost identical to the Oscars next week, both Parasite and Jojo Rabbit beat out strong fields that included The Irishman, Joker, 1917, and Rian Johnson’s Knives Out.

By beating out the odds-makers frontrunner, Little Women, the Nazi satire Jojo Rabbit now looks favored for the Adapted Screenplay Oscar, as six of the last nine winners in the category at the WGAs went on to win the Academy Award. On the Best Original screenplay side, Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won’s comedy-thriller, however, may have a harder time of it next week, as their prime competition Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was deemed ineligible by the WGA.

On the TV front, Chernobyl continued its awards streak, taking home the big prize for Long Form series, while Barry took Best Comedy Series, and Succession won in the drama category.

Read below for the full list of winners of the 2020 Writers Guild Awards.

Don’t agree with the WGA’s picks? Let us know what films and TV shows you think should have won in the comments. 


SCREENPLAY WINNERS

Original Screenplay — Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) 99%

Adapted Screenplay — Jojo Rabbit (2019) 79%

Documentary Screenplay — The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) 78%


TELEVISION, NEW MEDIA, AND NEWS WINNERS

Drama Series — Succession 92%

Comedy Series — Barry 99%

New Series — Watchmen 95%

Original Long Form — Chernobyl 96%

Adapted Long Form — Fosse/Verdon 81%

Original Short Form New Media — “Special” – written by Ryan O’Connell

Animation — The Simpsons 85% – “Thanksgiving of Horror” – written by Dan Vebber

Episodic Drama — Succession 92% – “Tern Haven” – written by Will Tracy

Episodic Comedy — Dead to Me 90% – “Pilot” – written by Liz Feldman

Comedy/Variety Talk Series — Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 98%

Comedy/Variety Specials — Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Comedy/Variety Sketch Series — I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson 96%

Quiz and Audience Participation — Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

Daytime Drama — The Young and the Restless

Children’s Episodic, Long Form and Specials — Family Reunion 67%

Documentary Script — Current Events — Frontline – “Trump’s Trade War” – written by Rick Young

Documentary Script — Other Than Current Events — Frontline – “Right To Fail “- written by Tom Jennings

News Script — Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin, or Breaking Report — Special Edition of the CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell  – “Terror in America: The Massacres in El Paso and Dayton”

News Script — Analysis, Feature, or Commentary — 60 Minutes

Digital News Series – “Stories About My Brother” –  written by Prachi Gupta, Jezebel.com


Are you as obsessed with awards as we are? Check out our Awards Leaderboard for 2019/2020.

Tag Cloud

Superheroes ITV Trailer Baby Yoda Film Shudder romance LGBT Netflix Christmas movies DGA blaxploitation true crime Drama Song of Ice and Fire cancelled TV shows television festivals TCA 2017 FX on Hulu Kids & Family Podcast video Epix El Rey AMC a nightmare on elm street Apple quibi reboot travel finale Sundance President period drama jamie lee curtis dramedy Elton John Marvel Television political drama Trivia The CW TLC BBC teaser scary movies Spectrum Originals Country Awards Marvel Studios batman Box Office Cartoon Network doctor who Thanksgiving Amazon Prime Video what to watch comedies breaking bad stand-up comedy Family Funimation Lifetime SXSW golden globes Star Wars cancelled television Adult Swim vampires cults Lucasfilm Endgame 2019 richard e. Grant dragons YouTube Red Dark Horse Comics Pop TV Character Guide mockumentary Disney streaming service cinemax binge BET screenings Amazon Studios Film Festival Schedule Crackle die hard DC Universe Rocky kids singing competition comiccon halloween Photos Grammys spy thriller Turner parents Sundance TV TV Masterpiece book sequel Pride Month CBS Television Academy spanish language Brie Larson ghosts Sci-Fi dc The Arrangement Anna Paquin Nat Geo Pet Sematary PaleyFest RT21 Freeform SundanceTV Fox News Spring TV cops indie Food Network Valentine's Day Cosplay Amazon name the review Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Rom-Com Video Games Disney+ Disney Plus adventure Amazon Prime TCM MSNBC Hear Us Out zombie NYCC disaster OWN all-time Sneak Peek Hulu Pirates Comedy Central Shondaland Tarantino 4/20 PBS LGBTQ See It Skip It comic independent HBO Max Comics on TV Quiz animated Tumblr Polls and Games child's play USA nature Classic Film CNN Women's History Month renewed TV shows Best and Worst Mary poppins foreign WarnerMedia diversity sag awards E3 2018 crime Tubi Rock rotten movies we love cars medical drama Toys robots Creative Arts Emmys HBO Columbia Pictures MTV TBS OneApp miniseries 24 frames ratings Star Trek game of thrones Sundance Now Logo TCA green book award winner X-Men American Society of Cinematographers Year in Review Crunchyroll The Witch CBS All Access cooking spain Starz dogs criterion cartoon Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ghostbusters Winners WGN Premiere Dates Red Carpet Mystery science fiction CW Seed canceled TNT DC streaming service Syfy versus Travel Channel casting GLAAD IFC Films 2020 Set visit revenge streaming YouTube Premium critics NBC New York Comic Con Biopics GIFs E! universal monsters TCA Winter 2020 witnail History Lionsgate Super Bowl Reality RT History Peacock joker Winter TV anime Martial Arts based on movie Election Emmy Nominations sitcom mission: impossible zombies The Walking Dead Opinion free movies elevated horror biography Mary Tyler Moore Superheroe Nickelodeon asian-american Comic Book slashers Discovery Channel series Paramount 2017 Esquire Sony Pictures Tomatazos Warner Bros. Mary Poppins Returns A24 A&E blockbuster Black Mirror movie reviews Trophy Talk DirecTV ABC Family Horror VICE YouTube Turner Classic Movies toy story serial killer dceu DC Comics spider-man boxoffice ESPN TIFF Emmys discovery CMT Mudbound Writers Guild of America game show stoner unscripted 007 Vudu 71st Emmy Awards TruTV Ovation thriller psychological thriller tv talk cancelled Spike Teen Music First Look historical drama Reality Competition Certified Fresh Pop Bravo Fall TV Animation Holiday 45 adaptation 2015 Black History Month werewolf supernatural dark Comedy sports Interview Christmas cats psycho TV Land Chernobyl Apple TV Plus IFC police drama spinoff USA Network Disney Plus hist National Geographic ABC anthology Ellie Kemper Walt Disney Pictures crossover transformers Paramount Network latino harry potter social media Fantasy Heroines Hallmark Marvel Disney Channel Arrowverse zero dark thirty aliens franchise 21st Century Fox children's TV strong female leads Mindy Kaling canceled TV shows The Purge Cannes best cancelled TV series Nominations YA 20th Century Fox composers TV renewals Binge Guide screen actors guild Captain marvel FOX Calendar FX MCU politics Disney docudrama movies theme song Acorn TV directors Infographic Britbox romantic comedy Western Holidays First Reviews Pixar Action Watching Series Hallmark Christmas movies documentary crime drama Summer Universal Musicals 2016 APB VH1 Academy Awards Marathons facebook chucky christmas movies FXX comics Musical Extras Stephen King south america natural history Apple TV+ Lifetime Christmas movies talk show Netflix crime thriller BBC America GoT Avengers space Rocketman Countdown Oscars mutant Awards Tour San Diego Comic-Con hispanic concert Showtime SDCC war technology justice league