Jojo Rabbit, Parasite Win Big At the 2020 Writers Guild Awards

Taika Waititi just upped his Oscar chances, while Bong Joon-ho still faces stiff competition in Quentin Tarantino. Read the full list of Writers Guild Awards winners.

by | February 2, 2020 | Comments

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Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite won Best Original screenplay and Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit won Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2020 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday. On a ballot almost identical to the Oscars next week, both Parasite and Jojo Rabbit beat out strong fields that included The Irishman, Joker, 1917, and Rian Johnson’s Knives Out.

By beating out the odds-makers frontrunner, Little Women, the Nazi satire Jojo Rabbit now looks favored for the Adapted Screenplay Oscar, as six of the last nine winners in the category at the WGAs went on to win the Academy Award. On the Best Original screenplay side, Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won’s comedy-thriller, however, may have a harder time of it next week, as their prime competition Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was deemed ineligible by the WGA.

On the TV front, Chernobyl continued its awards streak, taking home the big prize for Long Form series, while Barry took Best Comedy Series, and Succession won in the drama category.

Read below for the full list of winners of the 2020 Writers Guild Awards.

Don’t agree with the WGA’s picks? Let us know what films and TV shows you think should have won in the comments. 


Original Screenplay — Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) 99%

Adapted Screenplay — Jojo Rabbit (2019) 80%

Documentary Screenplay — The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) 78%


Drama Series — Succession 92%

Comedy Series — Barry 99%

New Series — Watchmen 95%

Original Long Form — Chernobyl 96%

Adapted Long Form — Fosse/Verdon 81%

Original Short Form New Media — “Special” – written by Ryan O’Connell

Animation — The Simpsons 85% – “Thanksgiving of Horror” – written by Dan Vebber

Episodic Drama — Succession 92% – “Tern Haven” – written by Will Tracy

Episodic Comedy — Dead to Me 90% – “Pilot” – written by Liz Feldman

Comedy/Variety Talk Series — Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 98%

Comedy/Variety Specials — Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Comedy/Variety Sketch Series — I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson 96%

Quiz and Audience Participation — Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

Daytime Drama — The Young and the Restless

Children’s Episodic, Long Form and Specials — Family Reunion 67%

Documentary Script — Current Events — Frontline – “Trump’s Trade War” – written by Rick Young

Documentary Script — Other Than Current Events — Frontline – “Right To Fail “- written by Tom Jennings

News Script — Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin, or Breaking Report — Special Edition of the CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell  – “Terror in America: The Massacres in El Paso and Dayton”

News Script — Analysis, Feature, or Commentary — 60 Minutes

Digital News Series – “Stories About My Brother” –  written by Prachi Gupta,

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