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Adam McKay, Sian Heder win Writers Guild Awards 

Adam McKay earned the Writers Guild Award for best original screenplay Sunday evening for “Don’t Look Up,” while CODA continued to is quest for Oscar glory, earning Sian Heder the top honor in adapted screenplay.

“Don’t Look Up” beat out the films “Being the Ricardos,” “The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun,” “King Richard” and “Licorice Pizza.”

For adapted screenplays, Heder won out against the scribes of “Dune,” “Nightmare Alley,” “tick, tick…BOOM!” and “West Side Story.”

The WGA Awards was presented in a virtual ceremony.

The guild previously announced its television nominations, with writers for “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Succession,” “The Morning Show,” “Loki” and “Yellowjackets” earning nods for drama series. Comedy series nominations went to writers from “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Hacks,” “Only Murders in the Building,” “Ted Lasso” and “What We Do in the Shadows.”

Click here for a full list of Writers Guild winners and nominees.

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