On Sunday night, Patton Oswalt hosted the 69th annual WGA Awards — with honors presented by the Writers Guild of America at dual ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles. The animated series prize went to BoJack Horseman, which had two episodes nominated in the category alongside The Simpsons (FOX), Elena of Avalor (Disney) and Star Wars Rebels (Disney/Lucasfilm).
The overall top honors went to reigning awards season darlings from the live-action sphere: Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight won for Original Screenplay, with Eric Heisserer taking Adapted Screenplay gold for Arrival. FX’s Atlanta won both the Comedy Series and New Series honors.
Select 2017 Writers Guild Award winners:
“Stop the Presses” (BoJack Horseman)
Written by Joe Lawson; Netflix
CHILDREN’S SCRIPT – LONG FORM OR SPECIAL
Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas
Written by Geri Cole & Ken Scarborough; HBO
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN VIDEOGAME WRITING
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
TELEVISION GRAPHIC ART AND ANIMATION
“The Real History of Cinco de Mayo” (Gawker Media Group)
Graphic Animation by Elisa Solinas; youtube.com