Writers Guild Makes It Official: This Is the Most Wide-Open Oscars Race Ever

Variety | 2/17/2019 | Kristopher Tapley
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For the record, we’re in uncharted territory this Oscar season.

While we still have the costume designers’ ceremony to get through on Tuesday, the Writers Guild Awards put a bow on the major guild kudos circuit Sunday night. The results have yielded what is, unequivocally, the most wide-open Oscar field in history.

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The major guild and industry group prizes have each gone to a different film for the first time ever: The producers guild awarded “Green Book.” The directors guild went with Alfonso Cuarón and “Roma.” SAG-AFTRA opted for “Black Panther” in its ensemble category. American Cinema Editors leaned toward “Bohemian Rhapsody” in the drama field and “The Favourite” for comedy. And now, the writers guild has gone completely rogue with wins for “Eighth Grade” in original (the first film since “Bowling for Columbine” to win a WGA award without a screenplay nomination) and “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” in adapted.

Five organizations, seven different movies. It’s never happened. And...
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