'Get Out' and 'Call Me By Your Name' win big at Writers Guild Awards

BY ZOE POINDEXTER
Posted on FEB 23, 2019

Comedian Patton Oswalt hosted the 70th Annual WGA ceremony in Beverly Hills.

Jordan Peele's satirical horror filmGet Out and James Ivory's coming-of-age storyCall Me By Your Name took the top prizes during Sunday's 70th Annual Writers Guild Awards ceremony. The WGA is one of the final major awards to take place before the Oscars next month.

The four-time Academy Award nomineeGet Out,directed and written by Peele, won in the best original screenplay category beatingI, Tonya,The Big Sick,Lady Bird, and Oscar best picture nomineeThe Shape of Water.
"This was a passion project. It was something that I put my love into, I put my soul into, so getting this from you means so much," Peele, who began writing the script in 2008, said in his acceptance.

Veteran screenwriter Ivory took home the best adapted screenplay award forCall Me By Your Name. The film is adapted from Andre Aciman's 2007 novel about the romantic relationship between a 17-year-old American boy and a 24-year-old visiting American scholar in 1983 Italy.

"I'm astonished by all this! I just wanted to go and make a film in Italy again," said Ivory said in his acceptance.

Hulu's dystopian "The Handmaid's Tale" won the top drama series and new series awards from the to go along with its Emmy and Golden Globe wins. "Mostly this goes to Margaret Atwood for her novel. She is the mother of us all," producer and writer Bruce Miller said.

Comedian Patton Oswalt hosted the WGA for a third year in a row. The ceremony took place in Beverly Hills at the Beverly Hilton with simultaneous events in New York at the Edison.

See here for a complete list of winners

 

 

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