Scribe “Promising young woman”. Emerald Fennel and the scribe “His Dark Materials.” Jack Thorne were among those awarded at the 29th Writers Guild of Great Britain Awards ceremony on Monday night.
The ceremony, hosted by WGGB President Sandy Toxwig in London, presented awards in 16 categories, including film, television, radio, theater, comedy, books and video games.
The awards covered the last two years of work, since The 2021 ceremony was canceled because of the pandemic.
That’s why Fennel won the award for the first screenplay for the film “Promising Young Woman,” and Thorne received the award for outstanding contribution to writing.
Also gone with Chinnarem Adimba’s gongs for Best Screenplay for Musical Theater for “Black Love,” Russell T. Davis for Best Long-Term TV Drama for “It’s a Sin,” and Simon Blackwell and Armando Yanuchi for Best Screenplay for David Copper’s “Personal Story.”
“I think all writers would say that getting something from other writers is a great honor,” Thorne said of his award. “I am very proud to be a member of the Writers Guild, and very happy that they decided to give it to me. I don’t think I’ve made much of a contribution to this amazing career, and writing is a really amazing job, but I’m grateful and a little worried that I now have this award to justify it. “
Toxwig said: “It was a joy to host this year’s Writers Guild Awards ceremony and to be among such incredible writing talents from all walks of our industry. We were unable to hold the awards last year, so it was even more special to be able to celebrate these wonderful people tonight. They entertained us and allowed us to escape into the wonderful stories and worlds they have created for us that we need more than ever after another difficult year. Congratulations to all the winners of the 2022 Writers’ Guild Award – you are just wonderful! ”
During the ceremony, WGGB members also paid tribute to members who have died over the past two years, including screenwriters Adele Rose (“Coronation Street”) and Ronald Harwood (“Pianist”), among others.
Check out the full list of winners below:
An excellent contribution to writing “Jack Thorne.”
The best online comedy – “Remember how menstruation will sound at school #menopause” Hannah George, Taylor Glenn and Katie Wilkins
Best Long Term Series – “River City”, series 21, episode 28 Gillian Magnon
The best text in a video game “Overboard!” John Ingold
Best Children’s TV Series – “My Mom Tracy Bicker: I Want My Mom to Come Back” by Emma Reeves
The best radio comedy – “Olga Koch: a fight” by Olga Koch and Charlie Dinkin
The best long TV drama “It’s a Sin” by Russell T. Davis
The best first novel – “The Strange and Brilliant Light” by Eli Lee
The best first script – “Promising young woman” Emerald Fennel
The best radio drama – “Half a Widow” by Avin Shah
The best play for a young audience “What happened to Yagga Nettle?” Martin Travers
The best play – “Syrian Baker” by Kevin Dyer
The best script – “The Personal Story of David Copperfield” by Simon Blackwell and Armand Yanucha
The best telecomedy situation – “Feel Good” by Mae Martin and Joe Hampson
The best short TV drama – “Elizabeth is missing” Andrea Gibb
The best book of musical theater – “Black Love” by Chinanerem Adimba