‘Get Out’ and ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Win 2018 Writers Guild Awards

Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” has been named the best original screenplay of 2017 by the the Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America, East, which handed out the 2018 Writers Guild Awards at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.
James Ivory won the adapted-screenplay award for “Call Me by Your Name.”

Since 2000, 13 of the 18 original-screenplay winners have gone on to win the Academy Award in that category, as have 12 of the adapted-screenplay winners. One of the WGA winners goes on to win the Oscar for Best Picture slightly more than half the time.

While “Call Me by Your Name” was a clear favorite in the adapted-screenplay category, and will be a prohibitive frontrunner at the Oscars, the original-screenplay category is considered a very close race between “Get Out,” “Lady Bird” and “The Shape of Water,” and one in which the WGA results could have real repercussions in the Best Picture race.

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