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More Awards! The Writers Guild Announces Its Nominees

It's award central around here today: First the Golden Globe nominations, and now the first set of nominees for the Writers Guild Awards. Yup, that's the same Writers Guild that's on strike right now. It's nice to have some positive news coming from them these days!

Today's nominations covered television and radio, and just like the Golden Globes, cable dominated the television categories. A lot of the nominees are shows that I've complained about not getting enough recognition from the mainstream awards ceremonies (Friday Night Lights, The Wire) and so it's great to see them mentioned here. Plus, Flight of the Conchords, your favorite new cable series of the year, got some nominations. Binary solo!

Nominations in the movie categories will be announced in January, with the award ceremony scheduled for Feb. 9. Here's the full list of nominees, and to see the highlights in the television categories, just


Friday Night Lights
Mad Men
The Sopranos
The Wire

Curb Your Enthusiasm
Flight of the Conchords
The Office
30 Rock

Flight of the Conchords
Mad Men
Pushing Daisies
The Sarah Silverman Program

EPISODIC DRAMA (single airing)
"Final Grades" (The Wire), Teleplay by David Simon; Story by David Simon & Ed Burns
"The Second Coming" (The Sopranos), Written by Terence Winter
"The Round File" (The Closer), Written by Michael Alaimo
"Flashes Before Your Eyes" (Lost), Written by Damon Lindelof & Drew Goddard
"The Hobo Code" (Mad Men), Written by Chris Provenzano
"The Dark Defender" (Dexter), Written by Tim Schlattmann

EPISODIC COMEDY (single airing)
"Pie-Lette" (Pushing Daisies), Written by Bryan Fuller
"The Job" (The Office), Written by Paul Lieberstein & Michael Schur
"Negotiation" (30 Rock), Written by Matt Hubbard
"Local Ad" (The Office), Written by B.J. Novak
"Phyllis's Wedding" (The Office), Written by Caroline Williams
"Sally Returns" (Flight of the Conchords); Written by James Bobin & Jemaine Clement & Bret McKenzie

Pandemic, Written by Bryce Zabel & Jackie Zabel
The Lost Room, Night One Teleplay by Laura Harkcom & Christopher Leone; Story by Christopher Leone & Paul Workman. Nights Two and Three, Written By Laura Harkcom & Christopher Leone

The Company: A Story of the CIA, Teleplay by Ken Nolan, Based on the novel by Robert Littell
Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee, Teleplay by Daniel Giat, Based on the book by Dee Alexander Brown
The Starter Wife (Nights 1&2), Teleplay by Sara Parriott & Josann McGibbon, Based on the book by Gigi Levangie Grazer

ANIMATION (single airing)
"The Haw-Hawed Couple" (The Simpsons), Written by Matt Selman
"The Homer of Seville" (The Simpsons), Written by Carolyn Omine
"Kill Gil Volumes 1&2" (The Simpsons), Written by Jeff Westbrook
"Stop or My Dog Will Shoot!" (The Simpsons), Written by John Frink
"The Passion of the Dauterive" (King of the Hill), Written by Tony Gama-Lobo & Rebecca May
"Lucky's Wedding Suit" (King of the Hill), Written by Jim Dauterive

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
The Colbert Report
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t!
Real Time with Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

All My Children
As the World Turns
General Hospital
The Young & The Restless


Join The Conversation
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
go Entourage/ General Hosptial!!!
Baileybuns Baileybuns 9 years
I'm so glad that Mad Men got recognized--SUCH a good show!!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Great nominees for best dramatic series--all of my favorites--and for best new series. And kudos to The Young and The Restless. It seems as though I've been watching that one all of my life!
BrokenDreams BrokenDreams 9 years
Please leave all the great men and women and there work to them, No one can take their place so PLEASE don't even try.
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