‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,’ ‘Promising Young Woman’ Win at Writers Guild Awards 2021

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” and “Promising Young Woman” took top narrative film honors on Sunday at the 73rd annual Writers Guild of America Awards.Kal Penn hosted the virtual presentation that cemented “Borat” and “Promising Young Woman” as among the frontrunners for Oscar screenplay wins next month.Amazon Studios’ “Borat” prevailed for adapted screenplay for a large contingent of scribes led by star and director Sacha Baron Cohen.

Focus Features’ “Promising Young Woman” was recognized for original screenplay with the win for writer-director Emerald Fennell.Fennell is on a white-hot streak as a writer, director and actor known for her role as Camilla Parker-Bowles on “The Crown,” which won the trophy for drama series.

She made a point of noting the importance of the WGA to her career.Speaking from what she described as her “bleak writer’s room in London,” Fennell told the crowd, “It’s such a big deal

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