While, the rest of the award season seems to be a hot mess, we’re glad to see that the WGA gave a well deserved honor to Bo Burnham and Nathan Fielder for their fantastic, groundbreaking work on Eighth Grade and Nathan For You, respectively.
Also, Barry, the breakout HBO comedy series of last year, managed to win the new series and episodic comedy series. Of course, perennial favorites Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Last Week Tonight, and The Simpsons went home with awards as well.
All in all, this is definitely one of the better list of winners we’ve seen thus far this year. The rest of the comedy winners for 2019′s Writers Guild Awards are below.
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY-Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, Based on the book by Lee Israel; Fox Searchlight
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY-Eighth Grade, Written by Bo Burnham; A24
COMEDY SERIES-The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Written by Kate Fodor, Noah Gardenswartz, Jen Kirkman, Sheila Lawrence, Daniel Palladino, Amy Sherman Palladino; Prime Video
NEW SERIES-Barry, Written by Alec Berg, Duffy Boudreau, Bill Hader, Emily Heller, Liz Sarnoff, Ben Smith, Sarah Solemani; HBO
EPISODIC COMEDY-“Chapter One: Make Your Mark” (Barry), Written by Alec Berg & Bill Hader; HBO
COMEDY/VARIETY TALK SERIES-Last Week Tonight with John Oliver; Writers: Tim Carvell, Raquel D’Apice, Josh Gondelman, Dan Gurewitch, Jeff Maurer, Daniel O’Brien, John Oliver, Brian Parise, Owen Parsons, Ben Silva, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Seena Vali, Juli Weiner; HBO
COMEDY/VARIETY SKETCH SERIES-Nathan For You, Writers: Leo Allen, Nathan Fielder, Carrie Kemper, Michael Koman, Adam Locke-Norton, Eric Notarnicola; Comedy Central
COMEDY/VARIETY SPECIALS-The Fake News with Ted Nelms, Written by John Aboud, Andrew Blitz, Michael Colton, Ed Helms, Elliott Kalan, Joseph Randazzo, Sara Schaefer; Comedy Central
ANIMATION-“Bart’s Not Dead” (The Simpsons), Written by Stephanie Gillis; Fox