‘Moonlight’ Takes Home Best Original Screenplay at WGA


Barry Jenkins at WGA

As the road to the Oscars draws to a close, the Writer’s Guild had their awards ceremony yesterday. Moonlight won best original screenplay, which is a surprise after the film’s previous loss to Manchester by the Sea at BAFTA. Arrival won best-adapted screenplay. Film favorite La La Land didn’t win best original screenplay, but Oscar predictors suggest that musical screenplays are rarely awarded at the ceremony.

Moonlight‘s win is a huge indicator that the Academy-nominated film may also win best original screenplay at the Oscars. A majority of the Academy voters are affiliated with the guilds in the film industry. WGA is the last major award ceremony before the Oscars, which premieres on February 27. 

For the full WGA winners list Click Here.

Source: Deadline

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