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2023 Writers Guild Awards: ‘Everything Everywhere At Once’ and ‘Women Talking’ wins

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Source: A24

‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’

Everything Everywhere All At Once added another senior honour to its awards circuit haul en route to next weekend’s Oscars, taking the prize for best original screenplay at the 2023 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday night (March 5).

The win for Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert caps another momentous week for A24’s metaverse adventure following triumphs at Saturday’s Spirit Awards and last weekend’s historical SAG Awards.

Original screenplay is one of 11 nominations the Everything team will be looking to convert at the 95th Academy Awards on March 12. Final voting ends on Tuesday (March 7).

Sarah Polley’s Women Talking won the adapted screenplay prize at the 75th Annual Writers Guild Awards in a timely honour before she contests the same category at the Oscars.

In the other key film category at the final US guild awards show of the season, Brett Morgen’s Moonage Daydream won for documentary screenplay. Spike Lee collected the WGA East’s Ian McLellan Hunter Award for Career Achievement.

The top television categories brought success for Severance, The White Lotus, and The Bear, with the Severance writers earning wins for best drama series and new series.

Sunday’s event took the usual form of concurrent Writers Guild Awards ceremonies hosted by the East and West coast chapters.

Winners appear below in bold.


Original screenplay

Everything Everywhere All At Once, Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert; A24

The Fabelmans, Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner; Universal Pictures

The Menu, Seth Reiss & Will Tracy; Searchlight Pictures

Nope, Jordan Peele; Universal Pictures

Tar, Todd Field; Focus Features

Adapted screenplay

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole, Story by Ryan Coogler, based on the Marvel Comics; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Rian Johnson; Netflix

She Said, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, based on the New York Times investigation by Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey and Rebecca Corbett and the book She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey; Universal Pictures

Top Gun: Maverick, Screenplay Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie, story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks, based on characters created by Jim Cash & Jack Epps, Jr.; Paramount Pictures

Women Talking, Sarah Polley, based upon the book by Miriam Toews; Orion Pictures/MGM

Documentary screenplay

2nd Chance, Ramin Bahrani; Showtime Documentary Films

Downfall: The Case Against Boeing, Mark Bailey & Keven McAlester; Netflix

Last Flight Home, Ondi Timoner; MTV Documentary Films

Moonage Daydream, Brett Morgen; Neon

!Viva Maestro!, Theodore Braun; Greenwich Entertainment.


Drama Series

Severance, written by Chris Black, Andrew Colville, Kari Drake, Dan Erickson, Mark Friedman, Helen Leigh, Anna Ouyang Moench, Amanda Overton; Apple TV+

Comedy Series

The Bear, written by Karen Joseph Adcock, Joanna Calo, Rene Gube, Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, Alex O’Keefe, Catherine Schetina, Christopher Storer; FX Networks

New Series

Severance, written by Chris Black, Andrew Colville, Kari Drake, Dan Erickson, Mark Friedman, Helen Leigh, Anna Ouyang Moench, Amanda Overton; Apple TV+

Limited Series

The White Lotus, written by Mike White; HBO/HBO Max.

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