Sure, going out on a winter Sunday is a drag—but who wants to watch 60 Minutes when Rachel Dratch is saluting the writer of Hugo? Tonight’s Writers Guild of America Awards are simultaneously going on at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles (fancy!) and the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City (sure!). Ms. Dratch, the former Saturday Night Live actress, will be an apt host for the East Coast proceedings on an evening at which four-fifths of attendees, upon losing their award, will become Debbie Downers; fellow presenters are to include author-about-town Jonathan Ames, theoretical comedian Jimmy Fallon and indefatigable interlocutor Steve Kroft. We’re rooting for Bridesmaids!
B.B. King Blues Club, 237 West 42nd Street, doors open at 7:15 p.m., ceremony at 8 p.m., after-party at 10 p.m., “festive blues club attire.” Tickets available at wgaeast.org.