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Larry David tapped for WGA West award

'Curb' creator to receive Chayefksy lifetime achievement nod

Larry David's onscreen persona in "Curb Your Enthusiasm" probably would call the news pret-ty, pret-ty, pret-ty good.

WGA West said Tuesday that David, a creator of "Seinfeld" and HBO's "Curb," is the recipient of this year's Paddy Chayefksy Laurel Award for Television.

The award, which honors lifetime achievement for outstanding TV writing, will be presented Feb. 20 during the WGA Awards' West Coast ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City.

"For a writer who's made a successful career creating hit television shows about 'nothing,' Larry David is truly something among writers," WGAW president John Wells said. "He has altered the TV comedy landscape and influenced a generation of writers, all the while keeping audiences laughing for two decades by mining comic gold from our most human, awkward and revealing moments."

David earned seven Emmy writing nominations and one win for "Seinfeld," which he co-created with Jerry Seinfeld. He is a nine-time WGA nominee, picking up awards for episodes of "Seinfeld" in 1993 and 1995.