Writers Guild Awards 2017: Top moments from the show

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The Writers Guild Awards don’t command the spotlight of some other awards shows — but if you failed to tune in Sunday, we’ve got you covered.

Here are the top moments from the 2017 WGAs:

“Moonlight” wins best original screenplay

Writer Barry Jenkins’ movie “Moonlight” won the award for best original screenplay.

Writer Barry Jenkins’ movie “Moonlight” won the award for best original screenplay.


The coming-of-age indie drama continued its impressive trophy run by adding one of the WGA’s most prestigious honors to its resume.

It beat out fellow award-season favorites “Manchester by the Sea” and “La La Land” — as well as “Hell or High Water” and “Loving” to win best original screenplay, adding to a haul that also includes the Golden Globe for best motion picture among dramas.

The film — which stars Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris — is a favorite for best picture at next week’s Academy Awards and is up for eight awards overall.

FX series dominate the TV categories

Three FX shows proved to be big winners at Sunday’s show, with “Atlanta,” “The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” and “The Americans” all earning trophies.

“Atlanta” won the awards for best comedy series and best new series, while “The Americans” won best drama series.

Meanwhile, “The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” — another award-season success story — was honored in the adapted long form category.

James Wood crashes Patton Oswalt’s opening monologue

It wouldn’t be a 2017 award show if things didn’t turn political, but this particular segment was rather light-hearted.

Oswalt — the show’s host — dedicated much of his opening bit to targeting President Trump, but the most notable moment occurred when he joked he wouldn’t be too hard on the commander-in-chief because “I don’t want to be kicked to death by James Woods backstage.”

Woods — a notoriously conservative actor — then rushed the stage and stole Oswalt’s shoe in a moment the host insists wasn’t planned.

“It wasn’t staged, believe me,” he tweeted Sunday night.

“Arrival” gets some love

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Director Denis Villeneuve and Amy Adams on stage after “Arrival” wins for adapted screenplay.


The sci-fi flick didn’t win either of its Golden Globes nominations, but it managed to earn best adapted screenplay honors on Sunday.

The movie — which stars Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner — is up for eight Oscars including best picture, but in perhaps the biggest snub of next week’s show, Adams isn’t up for best actress.


Source: nydailynews.co

Written by: New Generation Radio

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