The Writers Guild of America is the one major Hollywood guild that doesn't concern itself at all with being an Oscars precursor -- reflected in its strict eligibility rules (you have to be produced under WGA jurisdiction or the jurisdiction of a few related organizations in other countries) that every year prevent several Oscar contenders from being nominated. And hey, if you're going to have your own awards, do your own thing.
“To the other nominees in the category: “Have fun at the Oscars, losers!” says WGA original-screenplay winner Bo Burnham, who was snubbed by the Academy. “How is this happening??” pic.twitter.com/fstYSFOHQG— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) February 18, 2019
The WGA went its own way this year in a big way in the Original Screenplay category, with Bo Burnham's Eighth Grade script triumphing over Roma, Vice, and Green Book, all nominated for the equivalent Academy Award (as well as the script for A Quiet Place, which was not).
In the Adapted Screenplay category, there were four Oscar nominees and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, with the winner being Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty's Can You Ever Forgive Me?
TV awards went to The Americans (yay!), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Barry (the latter for best new series).
Kyle Buchanan tweet