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'Moonlight,' 'Arrival' scribes win Writers Guild of America Awards

By Karen Butler
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'Moonlight,' 'Arrival' scribes win Writers Guild of America Awards
"Moonlight" filmmaker Barry Jenkins attends the 89th annual Academy Awards Oscar nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills on February 6. Jenkins won the WGA Award for Best Original Screenplay Sunday night. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The Writers Guild of America presented its Best Original Screenplay award for film to Moonlight scribe Barry Jenkins Sunday night.

Winning the prize for Best Adapted Screenplay for film was Eric Heisserer for Arrival, while the Best Documentary Screenplay honor went to Robert Kenner and Eric Schlosser, who penned Command and Control.

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The WGA recognized excellence in television writing, as well.

The award for Best Drama Series was bestowed upon the writing team behind The Americans, as the accolade for Best Comedy Series went to the writers of Atlanta.

The men and women who scripted Confirmation and The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story won the awards for Best Original Long Form Series and Best Adapted Long Form Series respectively.

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