Writers guild unveils TV nominees
Emmy winners 'Mad Men,' '30 Rock' both contenders"30 Rock" and "Mad Men," this year's Emmy winners in the top series categories, are among the TV nominees for the 2009 Writers Guild Awards, announced Monday.
In the dramatic series category, AMC's "Mad Men" will vie with Showtime's "Dexter," NBC's "Friday Night Lights," ABC's "Lost" and HBO's "The Wire," which had its series finale in March.
On the comedy side, NBC's "30 Rock" will take on HBO's "Entourage," NBC's "The Office," Fox's animated "The Simpsons" and Showtime's "Weeds."
Vying for best new series honors are AMC's "Breaking Bad," Fox's "Fringe," HBO's "In Treatment" and "True Blood" and ABC's "Life on Mars."
In the longform adaptation category, HBO's mini "John Adams," which set a record this year with the most Emmy wins in a single year, will compete with another HBO mini, "Generation Kill," and Lifetime's telefilm "The Memory Keeper's Daughter." Original longform nominees are Showtime's movie "An American Crime," Fox's "Fringe" pilot and HBO's movie "Recount."
The WGA West and WGA East also announced nominees in the radio, news, promotional writing and graphic animation categories. The 61st Writers Guild Awards will be handed out Feb. 7 in Los Angeles and New York.
Click here for a list of nominees.