‘Get Out,’ ‘Call Me by Your Name’ earn Writers Guild honors

'Get Out,' 'Call Me by Your Name' earn Writers Guild honors

Feb. 12 (UPI) — Jordan Peele won the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay Sunday night for his film Get Out.

James Ivory earned the prize for Best Adapted Screenplay for Call Me by Your Name, while Brett Morgen picked up the Best Documentary Screenplay honor for Jane.

The Handmaid’s Tale scribes Ilene Chaiken, Nina Fiore, Dorothy Fortenberry, Leila Gerstein, John Herrera, Lynn Renee Maxcy, Bruce Miller, Kira Snyder, Wendy Straker Hauser and Eric Tuchman were recognized for Best Writing for a Drama Series and Best New Series.

Veep — written by Gabrielle Allan, Rachel Axler, Ted Cohen, Jennifer Crittenden, Alex Gregory, Steve Hely, Peter Huyck, Erik Kenward, Billy Kimball, David Mandel, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Dan Mintz, Lew Morton, Georgia Pritchett and Will Smith — won for Best Writing in a Comedy Series.

The Best Writing for an Original Long Form project honor went to Barbara Stepansky for Flint and David E. Kelley won the WGA Award for Best Writing for an Adapted Long Form program for Big Little Lies.