The annual Writers guild of America award praises the Hollywood scriptwriters, from film and tv to radio and games. Most focus was, as usual, filmpriserna – which this year went to two smaller films.
"Can you ever forgive me?" (best adapted screenplay) and "Eighth grade" (best original screenplay) is kritikerfavoriter who received moderate spread, but the screenwriters have taken them to their hearts and rewarded them in front of favourites like "Roma" and "Blackkklansman".
"Can you ever forgive me?" is based on a true story about a woman (Melissa McCarthy) who falsifies a letter which she sells to collectors. The script has a chance at the three golden statuettes at the Oscars on Sunday, for the screenplay and for Melissa McCarthy and Richard E Grant for best actress in a leading role of the respective actor in a supporting role..
In the "Eighth grade", the focus is on a teenage girl who is trying to survive the eighth grade. The script, however, is not nominated for an Oscar in the next weekend gala and the price was something of an upset.
– Have fun at the Oscars, joked the film's director and writer Bo Burnham when he received his prize, according to Variety.
"this is Elsie Fisher's merit, he continued," and praised the film's lead actress.