The 2018 Writers Guild Awards hosts their concurrent ceremonies this Sunday, February 11, in Los Angeles and New York City, with Emmy-winning actor-writer comedian Patton Oswalt as host, returning for his third year in a row.
“This is the year that I finally complete the Shifting Maze and am at last freed from the curse of having to host this wretched hellscape of an awards show. No guild can hold Oswalt forever!” joked Patton Oswalt, the Emmy Award-winning writer-actor-comedian. Whatever the hell that means? 😉
Returning as Executive Producer of the Awards for the fourth consecutive year, former SNL writer and Emmy winner Hugh Fink added: “I’m elated that Patton is returning to host the Writers Guild Awards for the third year in a row and thus delaying his plans to replace Yu Darvish.”
Original screenplay nominees include The Big Sick, written by Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani; Amazon Studios, Get Out, written by Jordan Peele; Universal Pictures and Lady Bird, written by Greta Gerwig; A24’s I, Tonya, written by Steven Rogers, Neon; and The Shape of Water, screenplay by Guillermodel Toro and Vanessa Taylor, story by Guillermo del Toro, Fox Searchlight.
Adapted screenplay nominees include Call Me by Your Name, Screenplay by James Ivory; Based on the Novel by André Aciman; Sony Pictures Classics, The Disaster Artist, Screenplay by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber; Based on the Book The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell; A24’s Logan, Screenplay by Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green; Story by James Mangold; Based on Characters from the X-Men Comic Books and Theatrical Motion Pictures; Twentieth Century Fox Film, Molly’s Game, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the Book by Molly Bloom; STX Entertainment, Mudbound, Screenplay by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees; Based on the Novel by Hillary Jordan; Netflix. Might I add, gay romance films are totally in right now and I speculate Call Me By Your Name having a successful night!
Drama series is slated to be an exciting category this year with many big names including, The Americans, Written by Peter Ackerman, Hilary Bettis, Joshua Brand, Joel Fields, Stephen Schiff, Joe Weisberg, Tracey Scott Wilson; FX Networks, Better Call Saul, Written by Ann Cherkis, Vince Gilligan, Jonathan Glatzer, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, Heather Marion, Thomas Schnauz, Gordon Smith; AMC, Game of Thrones, Written by David Benioff, Bryan Cogman, Dave Hill, D.B. Weiss; HBO, The Handmaid’s Tale, Written by Ilene Chaiken, Nina Fiore, Dorothy Fortenberry, Leila Gerstein, John Herrera, Lynn Renee Maxcy, Bruce Miller, Kira Snyder, Wendy Straker Hauser, Eric Tuchman; Hulu, and Stranger Things, Written by Paul Dichter, Justin Doble, The Duffer Brothers, Jessie Nickson-Lopez, Kate Trefry; Netflix.
The full nominations list was announced by the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America East (WGAE), for outstanding achievement in film, television, new media, video games, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation categories.
The WGAW’s Awards Committee includes Guild members Karen Harris (chair), Steve Chivers, Patrick J. Doody, Shelly Goldstein, and Scott Saltzburg.
Written by Kevin Milton