Patton Oswalt to Return as Writers Guild Awards Host

Comedian, back for a second consecutive year, says “writing is the goodest thing for movies”

Last Updated: November 16, 2016 @ 11:41 AM

Writer, actor and stand up comedian Patton Oswalt will return to host the 2017 Writers Guild Awards.

Oswalt comes back a second year in a row to the Los Angeles ceremony, to be held Feb. 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

“Writing is the goodest thing for movies when you watch the movies the writing is what makes the actors go I like writing,” Oswalt said in a compelling statement.

Award-winning producer Hugh Fink also returns for his third consecutive year as EP of the ceremony.

“Despite Patton Oswalt‘s brilliant performance hosting last year’s Awards, FiveThirtyEight predicted there was a less than 20% chance that he would agree to host this year’s show. Fortunately, Patton has proved all the pundits wrong and will make the Writers Guild Awards Great Again,” Fink said.

Oswalt recently won an Emmy award for Outstanding Writing in a Variety Special for his Netflix effort, “Talking For Clapping.”

Additional members of the WGA production team include Tara Power and Joselyn Allen of Decoupage Productions.