Inside the 2018 Writers Guild Awards: "Get Out There and Dream!" Charley Gallay/Getty Photographs for 2018 Writers Guild Awards L.A. Ceremony “Get on the market and dream!” That was Dustin Lance Black‘s plea to the viewers Sunday night time as he accepted the WGAW’s Valentine Davies Award for his social activism and impression on the LGBTQ group on the 2018 Writers Guild Awards. In fact, the Oscar-profitable author was not the one honoree at this yr’s ceremony. The season’s most celebrated writers, from Get Out‘s Jordan Peele to the writers of Final Week Tonight with John Oliver, headed residence with silver statues for his or her beloved work on the large and small screens this yr. Attendees had enjoyable, too, as Patton Oswalt led the night time because the ceremony’s humorous host. As he quipped at first, “I am your host Patton Oswalt, or as Guillermo Del Toro places me, The Form of Pudding.” “I’m very, very glad to be again right here internet hosting the WGA Awards. I might do that yearly when you requested me,” he advised the viewers. “And I hope I am not about to woke myself out of a job for some time, however given the present environment—perhaps get a feminine host subsequent yr.” Whereas the night time was concerning the writers, the present couldn’t go on with out addressing the present local weather in Hollywood with the assistance of some quips. “I used to be truly up for the lead,” presenter Minnie Driver joked of Name Me by Your Identify. “I campaigned and did not get it as a result of you already know—sexism.” In the meantime, comic Wanda Sykes might have simply launched a presidential marketing campaign for Grammy nominee Cardi B. “Ever since Oprah made the speech on the Golden Globes, now each time a black lady will get up on stage you are anticipating some uplifting speech that makes you assume, ‘Boy, she’s operating for president!'” Sykes joked earlier than presenting one of many awards. “Nicely, guess what? A brand new day is on the horizon and I am right here to announce Cardi B in 2020!” Take a look at E!’s gallery above for all of the star sightings on the 2018 Writers Guild Awards. Do not miss E! Information each weekday at 7 and eleven p.m.