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The Writers Guild really liked Moonlight and Atlanta

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With the Academy Awards next week, all of the smaller organizations are giving out as many trophies as they can before returning to their relative irrelevance. Tonight it’s the Writers Guild Association Awards, which highlights the best writing in TV, movies, and video games, and though the big winners in the movie-related categories don’t necessarily foreshadow what will happen next Sunday, at least La La Land was only eligible for the one prize—a prize that it did not end up winning, with Best Original Screenplay going to Moonlight instead.


For the other movie awards, Arrival won Best Adapted Screenplay and Command And Control won Best Documentary screenplay. It was a good night for Atlanta on the TV side of things, with Donald Glover’s baby picking up Best Comedy Series and Best New Series. Elsewhere, The Americans won Best Drama Series and Saturday Night Live won for Best Comedy/Variety Sketch Series.

The full list of winners is below.

Best Episodic Drama

“The Trip,” This Is Us, written by Vera Herbert

Best Children’s Script—Episodic And Specials

“Mel Vs. The Night Mare Of Normal Street,” Gortimer Gibbon’s Life On Normal Street

Best Children’s Script—Long Form Or Special

Once Upon A Sesame Street Christmas

Best Daytime Drama

General Hospital

Best On-Air Promotion

“CBS On-Air Reel”

Best Episodic Comedy

“Kimmy Goes On A Playdate!,” Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, written by Robert Carlock

Best Comedy/Variety

Triumph’s Election Special

Best Long Form Adapted

American Crime Story: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson

Best Adapted Screenplay

Arrival, written by Eric Heisserer

Outstanding Achievement In Video Game Writing

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Best Short From New Media—Original

“The Party,” The Commute

Quiz And Audience Participation

Hollywood Game Night

Best Comedy Series


Best Radio Documentary

Chernobyl: 30 Years Later

Best Radio News Script—Regularly Scheduled

“World News This Week,” ABC News Radio

Best Radio News Script—Analysis, Feature, Or Commentary

“Morley Safer: A Journalist’s Life,” CBS Radio Network

Best Long Form Original

Confirmation, written by Susannah Grant

Best New Series


Short Form New Media—Adapted

“Passage Part 4,” Fear The Walking Dead


“Stop The Presses,” BoJack Horseman, written by Joe Lawson

Documentary Script—Non-Current Events

“Part One,” Jackie Robinson

Documentary Script—Current Events (tie)

“The Choice 2016,” Frontline and “Inside Assad’s Syria,” Frontline

Best Documentary Screenplay

Command And Control

Best Drama Series

The Americans

Best Comedy/Variety Series

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Best Comedy/Variety Sketch Series

Saturday Night Live

Original Screenplay

Moonlight, written by Barry Jenkins

[via Deadline]