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Writers Guild Announces Nominees

The Writers Guild of America has announced nominees for outstanding achievement in television, news, radio, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2010.

They'll be honored at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards on Feb. 5, 2011, in New York and Los Angeles.

The full list follows on the next page. [pagebreak]

DRAMA SERIES
 
 Boardwalk Empire, Written by Meg Jackson, Lawrence Konner, Howard Korder,
 
Steve Kornacki, Margaret Nagle, Tim Van Patten, Paul Simms, Terence Winter; HBO
 
 
 
Breaking Bad, Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Tom Schnauz, John Shiban, Moira Walley-Beckett; AMC
 
 
 
Dexter, Written by Scott Buck, Manny Coto, Charles H. Eglee, Lauren Gussis,
 
Chip Johannessen, Jim Leonard, Clyde Phillips, Scott Reynolds, Melissa Rosenberg,
 
Tim Schlattmann, Wendy West; Showtime
 
 
 
Friday Night Lights, Written by Bridget  Carpenter, Kerry Ehrin, Ron Fitzgerald, Etan Frankel, Monica Henderson, David Hudgins, Rolin Jones, Jason Katims, Patrick Massett,
 
Derek Santos Olson, John Zinman; NBC
 
 
 
Mad Men, Written by Jonathan  Abrahams, Lisa Albert, Keith Huff, Jonathan Igla,
 
Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Brett Johnson, Janet Leahy, Erin Levy,
 
Tracy McMillan, Dahvi Waller, Matthew Weiner; AMC
 
 
 

 
 COMEDY SERIES
 
 
30 Rock, Written by Jack Burditt, Hannibal Buress, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock,
 
Tom Ceraulo, Vali Chandrasekaran, Tina Fey, Jon Haller, Steve Hely, Matt Hubbard,
 
Dylan Morgan, Paula Pell, John Riggi, Josh Siegal, Ron Weiner, Tracey Wigfield; NBC
 
 
 
Glee, Written by Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy; Fox
 
 
 
Modern Family, Written by Jerry Collins, Paul Corrigan, Alex Herschlag,
 
Abraham Higginbotham, Elaine Ko, Joe Lawson, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd,
 
Dan O'Shannon, Jeffrey Richman, Brad Walsh, Ilana Wernick, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker; ABC
 
 
 
Nurse Jackie, Written by Liz Brixius, Rick Cleveland, Nancy Fichman, Liz Flahive,
 
Jennifer Hoppe-House, Mark Hudis, Linda Wallem, Christine Zander; Showtime
 
 
 
The Office, Written by Jennifer Celotta, Daniel Chun, Greg Daniels, Lee Eisenberg,
 
Brent Forrester,  Amelie Gillette, Charlie Grandy, Steve Hely, Jonathan A. Hughes,
 
Mindy Kaling, Carrie Kemper, Jason Kessler, Paul Lieberstein, Warren Lieberstein,
 
B.J. Novak, Peter Ocko, Robert Padnick, Aaron Shure, Justin Spitzer, Gene Stupnitsky, Halsted Sullivan, Jon Vitti; NBC
 
 
 

NEW SERIES
 
 
 
Boardwalk Empire, Written by Meg Jackson, Lawrence Konner, Howard Korder,
 
Steve Kornacki, Margaret Nagle, Tim Van Patten, Paul Simms, Terence Winter; HBO
 
 
 
Justified, Written by Dave Andron, Wendy Calhoun, Benjamin Cavell, Fred Golan,
 
Gary Lennon, Benjamin Daniel Lobato, Chris Provenzano, Graham Yost; FX
 
 
 
Men of a Certain Age, Written by Bridget  Bedard, Warren Hutcherson, Rick Muirragui,
 
Jack Orman, Ray Romano, Mike Royce, Lew Schneider, Mark Stegemann; TNT
 
 
 
Treme, Written by Lolis  Eric Elie, David Mills, Eric Overmyer, George Pelecanos,
 
Tom Piazza, Davis Rogan, David Simon; HBO
 
 
 
The Walking Dead, Written by Frank  Darabont; Charles H. Eglee, Robert Kirkman,
 
Jack LoGiudice, Glen Mazzara; AMC
 
 
 

EPISODIC  DRAMA – any length – one airing time
 
 
 

“Boom” (The Good Wife), Written by Ted Humphrey; CBS
 
 
 
“The Chrysanthemum and the Sword” (Mad Men), Written by Erin Levy; AMC
 

 
 

“The End” (Lost), Written by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse; ABC
 

 
 
“Help Me” (House), Written by Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner & Peter Blake; Fox
 
           
 
“I.F.T.” (Breaking Bad), Written by George Mastras; AMC
 
 
 
“I See You” (Breaking Bad), Written by Gennifer Hutchison; AMC
 
 
 

 
 
EPISODIC  COMEDY – any length – one airing time
 
 
 

“Anna Howard Shaw Day” (30 Rock), Written by Matt  Hubbard; NBC
 
 
 
“Earthquake” (Modern Family), Written by Paul  Corrigan & Brad Walsh; ABC
 
 
 
“Nightmayor” (The Sarah Silverman Program), Written by Dan Sterling; Comedy Central
 
 
 
“Starry Night” (Modern Family), Written by Danny  Zuker; ABC
 
 
 
“When It Rains, It Pours” (30 Rock), Written by Robert Carlock; NBC
 
 
 
“Wuphf.com” (The Office), Written by Aaron Shure; NBC
 
 
 

LONG FORM – ORIGINAL – over one hour – one or two parts, one or two airing times
 
 
 
The Special Relationship, Written by Peter Morgan; HBO
 
 
 
You Don’t Know Jack, Written by Adam Mazer; HBO
 
 
 

LONG FORM – ADAPTATION – over one hour – one or two parts, one or two airing times
 
 
 

The Pacific, “Part Four,” Written by Robert Schenkkan and Graham  Yost, Based in part on the books “Helmet for My Pillow” by Robert Leckie and “With The Old Breed” by Eugene B. Sledge with additional material from “Red Blood, Black Sand” by Chuck Tatum and “China Marine” by Eugene B. Sledge; HBO
 
 
 
The Pacific, “Part Eight,” Written by Robert Schenkkan and Michelle  Ashford, Based in part on the books “Helmet for My Pillow” by Robert Leckie and “With The Old Breed” by
 
Eugene B. Sledge with additional material from “Red Blood, Black Sand” by Chuck Tatum and “China Marine” by Eugene B. Sledge; HBO
 
 
 
The Pillars of the Earth, Written for television by John Pielmeier, Based on the book by
 
Ken Follett; Starz
 
 
 
Temple Grandin, Teleplay by Christopher Monger and William Merritt Johnson, Based on the books “Emergence” by Temple Grandin and Margaret Scariano and “Thinking In Pictures” by Temple Grandin; HBO
 
 
 

ANIMATION – any length – one airing time
 
 
 
“Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences” (Futurama), Written by Patric M. Verrone; Comedy Central
 
 
 
“Moe Letter Blues” (The Simpsons), Written by Stephanie Gillis; Fox
 
 
 
“O Brother, Where Bart Thou?” (The Simpsons), Written by Matt Selman; Fox
 
 
 
“The Prisoner of Brenda” (Futurama), Written by Ken Keeler; Comedy Central
 
 
 
“Treasure Hunt” (Back at the Barnyard), Written by Tom Sheppard; Nickelodeon
 
COMEDY / VARIETY – (INCLUDING  TALK) SERIES
 
 
 

Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, Writers: Penn Jillette, Teller, Star Price, David Wechter,
 
Michael Goudeau, Steve Melcher, Tom Kramer, Rich Nathanson; Showtime
 
 
 
Saturday Night Live, Head Writer: Seth Meyers; Writers: Doug Abeles, James Anderson, Alex Baze, Jillian Bell, Hannibal Buress, Jessica Conrad, James Downey, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, Jessi Klein, Rob Klein, John Lutz, Seth Meyers,
 
Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Christine Nangle, Michael Patrick O’Brien, Paula Pell, Ryan Perez, Simon Rich, Marika Sawyer, Akiva Schaffer, John Solomon, Emily Spivey, Kent Sublette, Jorma Taccone, Bryan Tucker; NBC
 
 
 
The Colbert Report, Writers: Barry Julien, Dan Guterman, Eric Drysdale, Frank Lesser, Glenn Eichler, Jay Katsir, Max Werner, Meredith Scardino, Michael Brumm,
 
Opus Moreschi, Peter Gwinn, Rich Dahm, Rob Dubbin, Scott Sherman, Stephen Colbert,
 
Tom Purcell; Comedy Central
 
 
 
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Writers: Rory Albanese, Kevin Bleyer, Richard Blomquist, Steve Bodow, Tim Carvell, Wyatt Cenac, Hallie Haglund, JR Havlan, Elliott Kalan,
 
Josh Lieb, Sam Means, Jo Miller, John Oliver, Daniel Radosh, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart; Comedy Central
 
 
 

COMEDY / VARIETY – MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES – SPECIALS
 

 
 

The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special - In 3-D On Ice!, Written by Jeremy Chilnick,
 
Morgan Spurlock; Fox
 
 
 
National Memorial Day Concert 2010, Written by Joan Meyerson; PBS
 
 
 
Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards, Written by Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, Will Burke, Gary Greenberg, Sal Iacono, Jimmy Kimmel, Jonathan Kimmel, Jacob Lentz, Molly McNearney, Bryan Paulk, Rick Rosner; ABC
 
 
 
DAYTIME SERIAL
 
 
 

As the World Turns, Written by Susan Dansby, Lucky Gold, Janet Iacobuzio,
 
Penelope Koechl, David Kreizman, Leah Laiman, David A. Levinson, Leslie Nipkow,
 
Jean Passanante, Gordon Rayfield, David Smilow; CBS
 
 
 
General Hospital, Written by Meg Bennett, Nathan Fissell, David Goldschmid,
 
Robert Guza, Jr., Karen Harris, Elizabeth Korte, Mary Sue Price, David F. Ryan,
 
Tracey Thomson, Michele Val Jean, Susan Wald; ABC
 
 
 
One Life to Live, Written by Shelly Altman, Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Aida Croal, Carolyn Culliton, Frederick Johnson, Elizabeth Page, Gordon Rayfield, Melissa Salmons, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Courtney Simon, Chris VanEtten; ABC
 
 
 
 
 
CHILDREN'S EPISODIC & SPECIALS
 

 
 

“Happy Ha-Ha Holidays” (Imagination Movers), Written by Michael G. Stern, Randi Barnes, Rick Gitelson, Scott Gray; Disney Channel
 
 
 
“True Magic” (True Jackson, VP), Written by Andy Gordon; Nickelodeon
 
 
 

CHILDREN’S  SCRIPT – LONG FORM OR SPECIAL
 
 
 
Avalon High, Teleplay by Julie Sherman Wolfe and Amy Talkington, Based on the novel by
 
Meg Cabot; Disney Channel
 
 
 
The Boy Who Cried Werewolf, Written by Art Brown, Douglas Sloan; Nickelodeon
 
 
 
DOCUMENTARY – CURRENT EVENTS
 

 
 
“College, Inc.” (Frontline), Written by Martin Smith, John Maggio; PBS
 
 
 
“Flying Cheap” (Frontline), Written by Rick Young; PBS
 
 
 
“The Card Game” (Frontline), Written by Lowell Bergman, Oriana Zill de Granados; PBS
 
 
 
“The Quake” (Frontline), Written by Martin Smith, Marcela Gaviria; PBS
 
 
 
“The Vaccine War” (Frontline), Written by Jon Palfreman; PBS
 
 
 
“The Warning” (Frontline), Written by Michael Kirk; PBS
 
 
DOCUMENTARY – OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS
 
 
 

Baseball: The Tenth Inning, “Episode 1,” Written by David McMahon, Lynn Novick,
 
Ken Burns; PBS
 
 
 

Dolley Madison, Written by Ronald H. Blumer; PBS
 
 
 
“Hubble’s Amazing Rescue” (Nova), Written  by Rushmore DeNooyer; PBS
 
 
 
“LBJ’s Path to War” (Bill Moyers Journal), Written by Bill Moyers, Michael Winship; PBS
 
 
 
“Riddles of the Sphinx” (Nova), Written by Gary Glassman; PBS
 
 
 
“Wyatt Earp” (American Experience), Written by Rob Rapley; PBS
 
 
NEWS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN OR BREAKING REPORT
 
 
 
“Sunday Morning Almanac” (CBS Sunday Morning), Written by Thomas A. Harris; CBS News
 
 
 
“The Flash Crash” (CBS News), Written by R. Polly Leider; CBS News
 
 
 
NEWS – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY
 

 
 

“Democracy for Sale” (Bill Moyers Journal), Written by Bill Moyers, Michael Winship; PBS
 
 
 
“Making the Band, Making the Difference” (Good  Morning America), Written by Mary Pflum; ABC News
 
 
 
“Resurrecting Eden” (60 Minutes), Written by Jenny Dubin; CBS
 
 
 
RADIO NOMINEES
 

 
 

DOCUMENTARY
 
 
 
2009 Year in Review, Written by Gail Lee; CBS Radio News
 
 
 
NEWS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED OR BREAKING REPORT
 
 
 
CBS World News Roundup, Written by Paul Farry; CBS Radio News
 
 
 
Evening News Headlines 7/28/10, Written by Bill Spadaro; 1010 WINS Radio
 
 
 
NEWS – ANALYSIS, FEATURE OR COMMENTARY
 

 
 
“Dishin Digital,” Written by Robert Hawley; CBS Radio News
 
 
 
“Passages,” Written by Gail Lee; CBS Radio News
 
 
 
PROMOTIONAL  WRITING AND GRAPHIC ANIMATION NOMINEES
 
 
 

ON-AIR PROMOTION (RADIO OR TELEVISION)
 
 
 
CSI Promos, Written by Anne de Vega; CBS
 
 
 
NBC News Promos, Written by Jennifer Kaas; NBC News
 
 
 

TELEVISION GRAPHIC ANIMATION
 
 
 
“Sunday Morning, By Design” (CBS Sunday Morning), Graphic Designer Bob Pook, Graphic  Artist Diane Robinson; CBS News