David BornfriendThe 69th annual Writers Guild Awards took place at simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles on Sunday night, with Moonlight and Arrival taking top film honors, and The Americans, Saturday Night Live, Last Week With John Oliver and Atlanta winning on the TV side.
Moonlight‘s Barry Jenkins and Tarell McCraney took the Original Screenplay honor, while Eric Heisserer won the trophy for Adapted Screenplay, for Arrival.
TV Awards went to FX’s The Americans for Drama Series, while HBO’s Atlanta received Comedy Series and New Comedy Series wins. Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schnidt grabbed the Episodic Comedy honor and NBC’s This Is Us won for Episodic Drama.
HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver won best Comedy/Variety Talk Series and NBC’s Saturday Night Live won Comedy/Variety Sketch Series.
Here are the winners in the film and TV categories:
Author: The JT LeRoy Story
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
This Is Us
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
COMEDY/VARIETY (INCLUDING TALK) — SERIES
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
COMEDY/VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
Saturday Night Live
COMEDY/VARIETY – MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES — SPECIALS
Triumph’s Election Special
QUIZ AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
Hollywood Game Night
Mel vs. The Night Mare of Normal Street
CHILDREN’S LONG FORM
Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas
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