‘Promising Young Woman,’ ‘Borat’ sequel shine at Writers Guild awards
Los Angeles, US, March 21 (efe-epa).- “Promising Young Woman” and “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” were the big winners of the annual Writers Guild of America Awards held Sunday with a virtual ceremony due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The black comedy thriller “Promising Young Woman,” written and directed by Emerald Fennell and starring Carey Mulligan, won best original screenplay over other nominees “Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Palm Springs,” “Sound of Metal” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”
With this win, “Promising Young Woman” is set to fight for the Oscar for best original screenplay against “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” which with the renowned signature of Aaron Sorkin appears to be the main favorite for the statuette after winning the Golden Globe for best screenplay.
The second “Borat” film, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” won the award for best adapted screenplay, beating out “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “News of the World,” “One Night in Miami,” and “The White Tiger” at the WGA awards.
With this award under its belt, the mockumentary comedy gains momentum in the Oscar race for best adapted screenplay.
In the television categories, the main winner was “Ted Lasso,” which won the awards for best comedy series and best new series.
In addition, “The Crown” won best drama series, “Mrs. America” won best original long form and “The Queen’s Gambit” best adapted longform.
This uncharacteristic Hollywood awards season will culminate on Apr. 25 with the Oscars, which were delayed two months due to the coronavirus pandemic. EFE-EPA