Parasite and Jojo Rabbit triumph at Writers Guild of America Awards

Parasite and Jojo Rabbit took home top honours at the Writers Guild of America Awards on Saturday.Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won were presented with the prize for Best Original Screenplay at the 72nd annual ceremony for Parasite, making it the first non-…

Parasite and Jojo Rabbit took home top honours at the Writers Guild of America Awards on Saturday.

Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won were presented with the prize for Best Original Screenplay at the 72nd annual ceremony for Parasite, making it the first non-English language feature to win a WGA award in history.

“I’d like to share this award with all the nominees tonight and especially it’s such a huge honour to receive this award from (presenter) Kevin Bacon,” the director said during his speech.

Meanwhile, Taika Waititi received the Best Adapted Screenplay prize for Jojo Rabbit from the organisation, which handed out its annual awards at simultaneous shows in Los Angeles and New York.

The film awards, which are traditionally held at the end of the bash, were the first two categories of the night and were announced at the New York ceremony, so that nominees could leave early and head to London for Sunday’s BAFTA Awards, during which Waititi and Joon Ho repeated their screenplay wins.

Over in the WGA TV categories, Succession won the award for Best Drama Series, Barry took home the Comedy Series prize, and Watchmen won for a New Series.

Chernobyl also triumphed, nabbing the Original Long-Form award, while Fosse/Verdon won for a Long-Form Adaptation.

The main list of winners is as follows:

Original Screenplay – Parasite, Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won

Adapted Screenplay – Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi

Documentary Screenplay – The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, Alex Gibney

Drama Series – Succession

Comedy Series – Barry

New Series – Watchmen

Original Long Form – Chernobyl

Adapted Long Form – Fosse/Verdon

Original Short Form New Media – Special

Animation – Thanksgiving of Horror (The Simpsons)

Episodic Drama – Tern Haven (Succession)

Episodic Comedy – Pilot (Dead to Me)

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Michelle Williams and America Ferrera show off baby bumps at 2020 SAG Awards

Michelle Williams and America Ferrera proudly showed off their baby bumps at the 2020 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Sunday night.The actress hit the red carpet with her new fiance Thomas Kail, just weeks after news of her pregnancy broke, and stu…

Michelle Williams and America Ferrera proudly showed off their baby bumps at the 2020 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Sunday night.

The actress hit the red carpet with her new fiance Thomas Kail, just weeks after news of her pregnancy broke, and stunned in a black off-the-shoulder Louis Vuitton dress.

Michelle’s blossoming baby bump was just visible underneath her flowing column dress, with the 39-year-old choosing to top off her look with a slick of ruby red lipstick and Forevermark jewellery.

And the star was also one of the winners at the ceremony, scooping the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries gong for her role as Gwen Verdon in drama series Fosse/Verdon.

While accepting her prize, Michelle paid tribute to Hamilton director Thomas, and also thanked her 14-year-old daughter Matilda, whom she shared with the late Heath Ledger.

“Tommy, like everything else in our life, I share this with you, and Matilda, it’s one thing to be completely honest as an actor. It’s another thing to be completely honest as a human being,” she gushed. “And that’s just who you are and how you live, and you teach me just by being you. I love you, and I’m coming home.”

Also hitting the red carpet with a blossoming baby bump was Superstore actress America, who announced in December that she was expecting her second child with husband Ryan Piers Williams.

The 35-year-old wowed in a chic sleeveless black crepe gown by Paule Ka, and shared a series of snaps on Instagram showcasing her pregnancy look.

“Mommy & Daddy go out (in matching tuxedos)!!” she wrote.

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Parasite stuns Hollywood by winning top prize at Screen Actors Guild Awards

Parasite and TV’s Fosse/Verdon were the big winners at the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night (19Jan20).Director Bong Joon Ho’s film made history by becoming the first foreign movie to score the SAG’s Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a…

Parasite and TV’s Fosse/Verdon were the big winners at the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night (19Jan20).

Director Bong Joon Ho’s film made history by becoming the first foreign movie to score the SAG’s Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture prize, beating out the likes of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and The Irishman, while Fosse/Verdon co-stars Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell both won Outstanding Performance gongs for their roles in the limited series.

There were also acting wins for Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Brad Pitt, Laura Dern, and the ensembles for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and The Crown, while Robert De Niro picked up the night’s Lifetime Achievement honour.

The full list of winners is:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Renee Zellweger, Judy

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Parasite

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

The Crown

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Avengers: Endgame

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

Game of Thrones

Lifetime Achievement Award

Robert De Niro

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