Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” Gets Double Win At Writers Guild Awar
by Mike Winslow
(AllHipHop News) The series, which stunned TV experts when it picked up Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes last month, was named Best New Series and Best Comedy Series.
The big wins came two days after Glover, who claimed the Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy trophy at the Globes, was officially confirmed at the voice of Simba in Jon Favreau’s “The Lion King” remake.
Glover will also portray Lando Calrissian in the young Han Solo Star Wars spin-off.
“Arrival,” “This Is Us,” “Sesame Street,” and “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” were also among the early winners at the Writers Guild Awards.
Amy Adams’ sci-fi film was named Best Adapted Screenplay, “This Is Us” picked up the Episodic Drama prize for “The Trip,” while “Kimmy Goes on a Playdate!” was a winner in the Episodic Comedy category.