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‘Spotlight’, ‘The Big Short’ Win at Writers Guild Awards 2016

The winners for the Writers Guild Awards 2016 have been announced, and they’re causing the Oscar race to take shape.

Best Picture contender Spotlight earned the Best Original Screenplay honor from the Writers Guild of America in their annual award ceremony on Saturday night, while fellow Oscar frontrunner The Big Short earned the award for Best Adapted Screenplay. The controversial documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief won for Best Documentary Screenplay.

As for television, top honors in writing were refreshingly varied: Mad Men won for Best Drama Series, while Veep took top honors for Comedy. USA Network’s Mr. Robot won for Best New Series and General Hospital earned the award for top Daytime Drama.

But what other films and TV shows won at the Writers Guild Awards? Check out the complete list of winners below:

'Spotlight', 'The Big Short' Win at Writers Guild Awards 2016

Credit: Open Road Films

WRITERS GUILD AWARDS 2016 – COMPLETE WINNERS LIST

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (MOTION PICTURE)

Spotlight

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY (MOTION PICTURE)

The Big Short

DOCUMENTARY (MOTION PICTURE)

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

DRAMA SERIES

Mad Men

COMEDY SERIES

Veep

NEW SERIES

Mr. Robot

LONG-FORM ORIGINAL

Saints & Strangers

LONG-FORM ADAPTED

Fargo

ANIMATION

“Housetrap” (Bob’s Burgers), by Dan Fybel

EPISODIC DRAMA

“Uno” (Better Call Saul), by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould

EPISODIC COMEDY

“Sand Hill Shuffle” (Silicon Valley), by Clay Tarver

COMEDY / VARIETY (INCLUDING TALK) — SERIES

Real Time With Bill Maher

COMEDY / VARIETY SKETCH SERIES

Inside Amy Schumer

COMEDY / VARIETY – MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES – SPECIALS

Jimmy Kimmel Live: 10th Annual After The Oscars Special

QUIZ AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

Hollywood Game Night

DAYTIME DRAMA

General Hospital

What do you think of the winners for the Writers Guild Awards 2016? Sound off in the comments!

And for more movie news, find out just how well Deadpool is doing so far this weekend! Could we be looking at a record-breaker?

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