Bo Burnham won the Writers Guild of America Award for best original screenplay for his script for “Eighth Grade” while Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty won for best adapted screenplay for “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

“To be recognized by the writers is just so, so flattering,” Burnham told City News Service backstage at The Beverly Hilton during Sunday’s ceremony.

Burnham said he thought he had “zero chance” of winning the award because he was not nominated for the Oscar for best original screenplay.

“I was very excited just to be nominated,” Burnham said.

The writing team for “A Quiet Place” — Bryan Woods & Scott Beck and John Krasinski — was also nominated for a WGA award, but not an Oscar.

All of the other nominees received Oscar nominations — Alfonso Cuaron for “Roma”; Nick Vallelonga & Brian Currie & Peter Farrelly for “Green Book”; and Adam McKay for “Vice.”

“Eighth Grade” was the 28-year-old Burnham’s first feature film as a writer and director

Holofcener and Whitty won in a field that also included the writing teams behind “BlacKkKlansman,” “Black Panther,” “If Beale Street Could Talk” and “A Star is Born.”

Of those films, all but “Black Panther” are also nominated for the adapted-screenplay Oscar. “Black Panther” was replaced on the Oscar list by Joel and Ethan Coen for “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.”

On the small screen, the writers for FX’s “The Americans” won the WGA Award for drama series writing. The other nominees were the writers for AMC’s “Better Call Saul,” Netflix’s “The Crown,” Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” and HBO’s “Succession.”

The writers for Prime Video’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won in the comedy series category. The other nominees were the writing teams for FX’s “Atlanta,” HBO’s “Barry,” Netflix’s “GLOW” and NBC’s “The Good Place.”

The WGA Awards were presented during concurrent ceremonies held at The Beverly Hilton and in New York. The Beverly Hills ceremony was hosted by actress Chelsea Peretti, with presenters including Rachel Bloom, Alison Brie, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, Charlie Day, Ed Helms, Tony Hale, Larry Wilmore and Tig Notaro.

During the ceremony, “Vice” screenwriter McKay received the WGA’s Paul Selvin Award, which honors work highlighting “constitutional and civil rights and liberties.”

French filmmaker Agnes Varda received the Jean Renoir Award for international screenwriting achievement, while “Orange is the New Black” creator Jenji Kohan received the Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for television writing achievement. Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel received the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement.

Here is a complete list of WGA winners:

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

“Eighth Grade,” Written by Bo Burnham; A24

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, Based on the book by Lee Israel; Fox Searchlight

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

“Bathtubs Over Broadway,” Written by Ozzy Inguanzo & Dava Whisenant; Focus Features

VIDEOGAME WRITING

“God of War,” Written by Matt Sophos, Richard Zangrande Gaubert, Cory Barlog; Story and Narrative Design Lead Matt Sophos; Story and Narrative Design Richard Zangrande Gaubert; Narrative Design Orion Walker, Adam Dolin; Sony Interactive Entertainment

TELEVISION, NEW MEDIA, AND NEWS NOMINEES

DRAMA SERIES

“The Americans,” Written by Peter Ackerman, Hilary Bettis, Joshua Brand, Joel Fields, Sarah Nolen, Stephen Schiff, Justin Weinberger, Joe Weisberg, Tracey Scott Wilson; FX Networks

COMEDY SERIES

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Written by Kate Fodor, Noah Gardenswartz, Jen Kirkman, Sheila Lawrence, Daniel Palladino, Amy Sherman Palladino; Prime Video

NEW SERIES

“Barry,” Written by Alec Berg, Duffy Boudreau, Bill Hader, Emily Heller, Liz Sarnoff, Ben Smith, Sarah Solemani; HBO

LONG FORM ORIGINAL

“Castle Rock,” Writers: Marc Bernardin, Scott Brown, Lila Byock, Mark Lafferty, Sam Shaw, Dustin Thomason, Gina Welch, Vinnie Wilhelm; Hulu

LONG FORM ADAPTED

“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” Writers: Maggie Cohn, Tom Rob Smith, Based on the book Vulgar Favors by Maureen Orth; FX Networks

SHORT FORM NEW MEDIA ORIGINAL

“Class of Lies,” Written by Tessa Leigh Williams; Snapchat

SHORT FORM NEW MEDIA ADAPTED

“The Walking Dead: Red Machete,” Written by Nick Bernardone; AMC.com

ANIMATION

“Bart’s Not Dead,” (“The Simpsons”), Written by Stephanie Gillis; Fox

EPISODIC DRAMA

“Paean To The People” (“Homeland”), Written by Alex Gansa; Showtime

EPISODIC COMEDY

“Chapter One: Make Your Mark” (“Barry”), Written by Alec Berg & Bill Hader; HBO

COMEDY/VARIETY TALK SERIES

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” Writers: Tim Carvell, Raquel D’Apice, Josh Gondelman, Dan Gurewitch, Jeff Maurer, Daniel O’Brien, John Oliver, Brian Parise, Owen Parsons, Ben Silva, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Seena Vali, Juli Weiner; HBO

COMEDY/VARIETY SKETCH SERIES

“Nathan For You,” Writers: Leo Allen, Nathan Fielder, Carrie Kemper, Michael Koman, Adam Locke-Norton, Eric Notarnicola; Comedy Central

COMEDY/VARIETY SPECIALS

“The Fake News with Ted Nelms,” Written by John Aboud, Andrew Blitz, Michael Colton, Ed Helms, Elliott Kalan, Joseph Randazzo, Sara Schaefer; Comedy Central

QUIZ AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

“Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” Head Writer: Stephen A. Melcher, Jr.; Writers: Kyle Beakley, Tom Cohen, Patricia A. Cotter, Ryan Hopak, Gary Lucy, James Rowley, Ann Slichter, Dylan Snowden; Disney/ABC Syndication

DAYTIME DRAMA

“General Hospital,” Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Christopher Van Etten; Writers: Barbara Bloom, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Donny Sheldon, Scott Sickles; ABC

CHILDREN’S EPISODIC AND SPECIALS

“The Ersatz Elevator: Part One” (“A Series of Unfortunate Events”), Teleplay by Daniel Handler; Netflix

CHILDREN’S LONG FORM

No nominees.

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – CURRENT EVENTS

“Trump’s Takeover” (“Frontline”), Written by Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser; PBS

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS

“The Eugenics Crusade” (“American Experience”), Written by Michelle Ferrari; PBS

NEWS SCRIPT – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT

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

NEWS SCRIPT – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY

“Wounds of War” (“60 Minutes”), Written by Scott Pelley, Katie Kerbstat, Nicole Young; CBS News

DIGITAL NEWS

“Inside The Culture Of Sexism At Riot Games,” Written by Cecilia D’Anastasio; Kotaku.com

RADIO/AUDIO NOMINEES

RADIO/AUDIO DOCUMENTARY

“RFK: 50 Years After Shots Rang Out at The Ambassador Hotel,” Written by Andrew Evans; ABC News Radio

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

“Remembering The Good, The Bad and the Brilliant,” Written by Gail Lee; CBS News Radio

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

“John McCain: A Life of Service,” Written by Gail Lee; CBS News Radio

PROMOTIONAL WRITING NOMINEES

ON-AIR PROMOTION (RADIO OR TELEVISION)

“Tribute to Star Trek for the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys,” Written by Sean Brogan; CBS

TELEVISION GRAPHIC ART AND ANIMATION

No nominees.

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