Hidden Among All the Familiar WGA TV Winners: Hope For Offbeat Shows

In what’s likely to be a recurring theme throughout the 2019 awards season, the biggest surprises at the Writers Guild of America TV Awards on Sunday all occurred down ballot.HBO’s killer comedy “Barry” took home awards for both episodic comedy and new series, while Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs.

Maisel” won Best Comedy Series, further cementing each show’s frontrunner status with regards to this year’s Emmy race.

Meanwhile FX’s “The Americans” scored a Best Drama Series win for its final season.There were other very, very familiar faces: FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” continued its awards-season dominance with a win for Adapted Long Form; Fox’s “The Simpsons” took home its twelfth WGA award for Animation; and HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” won its fourth Comedy/Variety Talk Series WGA award.

Deserving, sure, but this tidy crop

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