Offred’s story is still striking a chord. The 70th annual Writers Guild of America Awards took place over the weekend, and Emmy, Golden Globe, and DGA winner “The Handmaid’s Tale” took home two trophies: Drama Series and Best New Series. Women penned five of 10 episodes in the dystopian series’ debut season.
Tracy Poust and Jon Kinnally received the award for Episodic Comedy thanks to “Will & Grace” episode “Rosario’s Quinceanera,” and Kate Purdy’s writing for “BoJack Horseman” ep “Time’s Arrow” was honored in the Animation category.
Other women-penned winners include May Chan’s “An American Girl Story — Ivy and Julie 1976: A Happy Balance” (Children’s Episodic and Specials), about a Chinese-American girl negotiating her cultural identities, and Barbara Sepansky’s Flint water crisis drama, “Flint” (Long Form Original).
Tina Fey and her “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” co-creator and frequent