‘Veep,’ ‘BoJack Horseman,’ ‘Last Week Tonight,’ and More Win 2018 WGA Awards

bojack-times-arrowThe 2018 Writers Guild Awards were handed out in New York and Los Angeles last night, and when it comes to this year’s comedy nominees, Veep, BoJack Horseman, Saturday Night Live, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and Will & Grace took home awards this year. In the New Series category, Netflix comedies GLOW and American Vandal lost to Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, and Jordan Peele took home the award for Original Screenplay for his directorial debut Get Out. Check out the comedy winners below, plus some clips from the New York and LA ceremonies hosted by Amber Ruffin and Patton Oswalt, respectively. (Ruffin’s monologue was pretty wonderful and includes the line “Bill Maher: Go fuck yourself!”)

COMEDY SERIES
Curb Your Enthusiasm
GLOW
Master of None
Silicon Valley
Veep

ANIMATION
“Brunchsquatch” (Bob’s Burgers), Written by Lizzie Molyneux & Wendy Molyneux; Fox
“A Father’s Watch” (The Simpsons), Written by Simon Rich; Fox
“Ruthie” (BoJack Horseman), Written by Joanna Calo; Netflix
“The Serfsons” (The Simpsons), Written by Brian Kelley; Fox
“Time’s Arrow” (BoJack Horseman), Written by Kate Purdy; Netflix

EPISODIC COMEDY
“The Burglary” (Grace and Frankie), Written by Brendan McCarthy & David Budin; Netflix
“Intervention” (The Carmichael Show), Written by Willie Hunter; NBC
“Judge” (Veep), Written by Ted Cohen; HBO
“Rosario’s Quinceanera” (Will & Grace), Written by Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally; NBC
“The Verdict” (Trial & Error), Written by Jeff Astrof; NBC

COMEDY/VARIETY TALK SERIES
Conan
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Jim Jefferies Show

COMEDY/VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
Nathan For You
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live
The President Show
Weekend Update Summer Edition

COMEDY/VARIETY SPECIALS
39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
89th Annual Academy Awards
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton
Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special
Nathan For You: A Celebration






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