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‘Parasite,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit’ win top Writers Guild Awards

2020 Writers Guild Awards
Han Jin Won, a Writers Guild Award co-nominee with Bong Joon Ho for original screenplay for their film “Parasite,” poses at the 2020 Writers Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Feb. 1.
(Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)

“Parasite” has continued its march through Hollywood’s awards season by winning the best original screenplay honor at Saturday’s Writers Guild Awards.

The Nazi satire “Jojo Rabbit” took home the best adapted screenplay honor.

The Writers Guild Awards were roughly a week before the Academy Awards, where both films will compete in the best picture category.

The “Parasite” win went to Bong Joon Ho, who is also the film’s director, and Han Jin Won. Taika Waititi won for “Jojo Rabbit,” a film he also directed and starred in.

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HBO swept the top television awards, winning the drama category for “Succession,” the comedy category for “Barry” and the best new series honor of “Watchmen.”

Breakout drama “Minari” won two top prizes at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, where fellow A24 title “Boys State” claimed the documentary crown and Netflix had multiple winners.

The premium cable network’s limited series also won the original long form prize, while FX’s “Fosse/Verdon” won the adapted long form award.

Saturday’s awards were handed out in concurrent ceremonies in New York and Beverly Hills.


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