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Horizon Zero Dawn wins Writers Guild Award

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Take that, Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow

In the race for those all important Oscars, the guilds are where avid followers of the awards circuit look to as all-important indicators. The Shape of Water took home the gold in both the Producers Guild and Directors Guild Awards, but Jordan Peele's Get Out stole the thunder this time around.

Get Out won the category of Original Screenplay in a competitive race, beating out The Big SickI, TonyaLady Bird and the aforementioned The Shape of Water. This line-up closely resembles the nominees for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, with the one inconsistency being Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri taking the place of I, TonyaThree Billboards, along with other awards contenders such as Coco and Darkest Hour, were rendered ineligible for the awards for not adhering to the guild's "Minimum Basic Agreement."

Meanwhile, in the Adapted Screenplay category, Call Me By Your Name was the big winner here, triumphing over The Disaster ArtistLoganMolly's Game and Mudbound, a line-up that is identical to its Oscars counterpart. Jane, a documentary about Jane Goodall, took home the prize for Documentary Screenplay.

On the television side, The Handmaid's Tale won both the awards for Drama Series and New Series, beating out the likes of Better Call SaulGame of Thrones and Stranger Things. Perennial winner Veep once again nabbed the award for Comedy Series.

Once you scroll past the litany of other awards winners, you'll see that PlayStation 4 hit Horizon Zero Dawn won in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing. It's worth to keep in mind that a good number of video games are not eligible for this award, as many game writers are not part of the Writers Guild of America. The competition consisted of Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, mobile game Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow, and the script for story mode Madden NFL 18: Longshot.

Still, Horizon is in good company, with previous winners including The Last of Us (and its DLC story), Rise of the Tomb Raider, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and essentially every Uncharted game since Uncharted 2.

Check out the (way too long) full list of winners below.

FILM

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Get Out
Written by Jordan Peele; Universal Pictures

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Call Me by Your Name
Screenplay by James Ivory; Based on the Novel by André Aciman; Sony Pictures Classics

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

Jane
Written by Brett Morgen; National Geographic

TELEVISION

DRAMA SERIES

The Handmaid’s Tale
Written by Ilene Chaiken, Nina Fiore, Dorothy Fortenberry, Leila Gerstein, John Herrera, Lynn Renee Maxcy, Bruce Miller, Kira Snyder, Wendy Straker Hauser, Eric Tuchman; Hulu

COMEDY 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, Will Smith; HBO

NEW SERIES

The Handmaid’s Tale
Written by Ilene Chaiken, Nina Fiore, Dorothy Fortenberry, Leila Gerstein, John Herrera, Lynn Renee Maxcy, Bruce Miller, Kira Snyder, Wendy Straker Hauser, Eric Tuchman; Hulu

LONG FORM ORIGINAL

Flint
Written by Barbara Stepansky; Lifetime

LONG FORM ADAPTED

Big Little Lies
Teleplay by David E. Kelley, Based on the Novel by Liane Moriarty; HBO

COMEDY/VARIETY TALK SERIES

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Writers: Tim Carvell, Josh Gondelman, Dan Gurewitch, Geoff Haggerty, Jeff Maurer, John Oliver, Scott Sherman, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Juli Weiner, Ben Silva, Seena Vali; HBO

COMEDY/VARIETY SKETCH SERIES

Saturday Night Live
Head Writers: Chris Kelly, Sarah Schneider, Bryan Tucker; Writers: James Anderson, Kristen Bartlett, Jeremy Beiler, Neal Brennan, Zack Bornstein, Joanna Bradley, Megan Callahan, Michael Che, Anna Drezen, Fran Gillespie, Sudi Green, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Nick Kocher, Michael Koman, Dave McCary, Brian McElhaney, Dennis McNicholas, Drew Michael, Lorne Michaels, Josh Patten, Katie Rich, Pete Schultz, Streeter Seidell, Will Stephen, Kent Sublette, Julio Torres; NBCUniversal

EPISODIC DRAMA

“Chicanery” (Better Call Saul)
Written by Gordon Smith; AMC

EPISODIC COMEDY

“Rosario’s Quinceanera” (Will & Grace)
Written by Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally; NBC

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – CURRENT EVENTS

“Confronting ISIS” (Frontline)
Written by Martin Smith; PBS

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS

“The Great War” Part II (American Experience)
Written by Stephen Ives; PBS

SHORT FORM NEW MEDIA ADAPTED

“Starboy” (Zac & Mia)
Teleplay by Allen Clary and Andrew Rothschild, based on the novel Zac & Mia by A.J. Betts; go90.com

ANIMATION

“Time’s Arrow” (BoJack Horseman)
Written by Kate Purdy; Netflix

DAYTIME DRAMA

General Hospital
Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Jean Passanante
Writers: Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Dave Rupel, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Christopher Van Etten, Christopher Whitesell; ABC

CHILDREN’S EPISODIC AND SPECIALS

“An American Girl Story – Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance” (American Girl)
Written by May Chan; Amazon

QUIZ AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

Hollywood Game Night
Head Writer: Grant Taylor; Writers: Michael Agbabian, Alex Chauvin, Ann Slichter, Dwight D. Smith; NBC

PROMOTIONAL WRITING

ON-AIR PROMOTION (RADIO OR TELEVISION)

“CBS Comedy”
Written by Dan Greenberger; CBS Television

TV NEWS

NEWS SCRIPT – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY

“Chief of Chobani” (60 Minutes)
Written by Steve Kroft, Oriana Zill de Granados; CBS News

NEWS SCRIPT – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT

“White Helmets” (60 Minutes)
Written by Scott Pelley, Nicole Young, Katie Kerbstat; CBS News

RADIO/AUDIO

RADIO/AUDIO DOCUMENTARY

“CBS Radio 90th Anniversary”
Written by Dianne E. James, Gail Lee; CBS News Radio

RADIO/AUDIO NEWS SCRIPT – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT

“World News This Week: June 9, 2017″
Written by Tara Gimbel Tanis; ABC News Radio

RADIO/AUDIO NEWS SCRIPT – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY

“Dishin’ Digital on WCBS-AM”
Written by Robert Hawley; WCBS

DIGITAL NEWS

“The Super Predators”
Written by Melissa Jeltsen, Dana Liebelson; Huffingtonpost.com

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN VIDEOGAME WRITING

Horizon Zero Dawn
Narrative Director John Gonzalez; Lead Writer Benjamin McCaw; Writing by Ben Schroder, Anne Toole; Additional Writing by Dee Warrick, Meg Jayanth; Guerrilla Games

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