‘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:
WRITERS GUILD AWARDS 2016 – COMPLETE WINNERS LIST
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (MOTION PICTURE)
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY (MOTION PICTURE)
The Big Short
DOCUMENTARY (MOTION PICTURE)
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
Saints & Strangers
“Housetrap” (Bob’s Burgers), by Dan Fybel
“Uno” (Better Call Saul), by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould
“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
What do you think of the winners for the Writers Guild Awards 2016? Sound off in the comments!