“The Bear” Dominates Independent Spirit Awards & WGA Awards

Jeremy Allen White in
Jeremy Allen White in "The Bear"

Two major award shows took place over the course of the weekend, and The Bear came out victorious at both. The acclaimed culinary dramedy just became a major Emmy contender after winning big at both the Independent Spirit Awards and the WGA Awards.

The Bear came into the Spirit Awards with nominations in two categories, and manage to come out victorious in both. It was named the best new scripted series, while its star Ayo Edebiri picked up a trophy for the best supporting performance.

The list of television winners at this ceremony also included Quinta Brunson (best lead performance for Abbott Elementary), Pachinko (best ensemble), and The Rehearsal (best new non-scripted or documentary series).

As for the Writer Guild Awards, The Bear defeated the likes of Abbott Elementary, Hacks, Barry, and Only Murders in the Building to be named the best comedy series. It was also in the running for the best new series but ended up losing to Severance, which also picked up the trophy for the best drama series.

As for the rest of the WGA Awards winners, The White Lotus was named the best limited series. Better Call Saul won best episodic drama for “Plan and Execution”, while Hacks picked up the trophy for best episodic comedy with “The One, the Only”.

The Bear’s latest string of wins further cements its status as one of the front-runners at this year’s Emmy Awards. This show also did pretty well at the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, and Critics’ Choice Awards earlier this year, with Jeremy Allen White picking up all three trophies for his lead performance.