Writers Guild of America Award 2019 Winners: Upsets Trigger Oscar Panic

*rips up predictions*

Eighth Grade movie

Well, that did not go well for me. Both of my predictions for this weekend’s Writers Guild of America Awards did not pan out. I had Green Book and BlacKkKlansman down for wins, but both of them were upset.

Your winner in the Original Screenplay category was Eighth Grade, written by Bo Burnham. This was actually not as large an upset as some may say, considering Eighth Grade has been well represented across the board this awards season, chief among them a win at the Directors Guild for First Time Director, which also went to Burnham.

In the adapted category, we did have a big upset with Can You Ever Forgive Me? winning. It seemed as if BlacKkKlansman had that category all to itself, but nope, the writing team of Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty were given the win.

In the last ten years, whoever wins here goes on to win at the Oscars, so does that mean these scripts will win on Sunday? Definitely not for Eighth Grade since it is not nominated, but the script for Can You Ever Forgive Me? does have a shot. I will have some further updates on my final Oscar predictions up later this week.

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