Writers Guild announces 2014 TV nominations

The Writers Guild of America, West and East, announced their nominees for outstanding achievement in television on December 5th. Read through for the complete list. The nominees for new media, news, radio, promotional writing, and graphic animation were also revealed, and film nominations will be announced on January 3rd.

    Episodic Drama

  • "Buried" (Breaking Bad), Written by Thomas Schnauz; AMC
  • "Confessions" (Breaking Bad), Written by Gennifer Hutchison; AMC
  • "Episode 101" (House of Cards), Teleplay by Beau Willimon; Netflix
  • "Granite State" (Breaking Bad), Written by Peter Gould; AMC
  • "Hitting the Fan" (The Good Wife), Written by Robert King & Michelle King; CBS
  • "Pilot" (Masters of Sex), Written by Michelle Ashford; Showtime

    Episodic Comedy

  • "Career Day" (Modern Family), Written by Paul Corrigan & Brad Walsh; ABC
  • "Farm Strong" (Modern Family), Written by Elaine Ko; ABC
  • "Hogcock!" (30 Rock), Written by Jack Burditt & Robert Carlock; NBC
  • "Lesbian Request Denied" (Orange Is the New Black), Written by Sian Heder; Netflix
  • "Leslie and Ben" (Parks and Recreation), Written by Michael Schur & Alan Yang; NBC
  • "Pilot" (Orange Is the New Black), Teleplay by Liz Friedman and Jenji Kohan; Netflix

    Long Form - Adapted

  • Killing Kennedy, Written by Kelly Masterson, Based on the book by Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard; National Geographic
  • Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, Written by Shawn Slovo, Based on the book by Howard Bingham and Max Wallace; HBO

    Short Form New Media - Original

  • "Episode 4: The Collected Sylvia" (Sylvia Plath: Girl Detective), Written by Mike Simses; sylviaplathgirldetective.com
  • "Episode 8" (Lauren, Season 2), Written by Jay Rodan; youtube.com/wigs
  • "I Do Over Part 1" (Husbands), Written by Bradley C. Bell & Jane Espenson; cwseed.com
  • "I Do Over Part 2" (Husbands), Written by Bradley C. Bell & Jane Espenson; cwseed.com

    Animation

  • "A Test Before Trying" (The Simpsons), Written by Joel H. Cohen; Fox
  • "Game of Tones" (Futurama), Written by Michael Rowe; Comedy Central
  • "Hardly Kirk-ing" (The Simpsons), Written by Tom Gammill & Max Pross; Fox
  • "Murder on the Planet Express" (Futurama), Written by Lew Morton; Comedy Central
  • "Saturday Morning Fun Pit" (Futurama), Written by Patric M. Verrone; Comedy Central
  • "Yolo" (The Simpsons), Written by Michael Nobori; Fox

    Comedy / Variety (including Talk)

  • The Colbert Report, Comedy Central
  • Conan, TBS
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC
  • Portlandia, IFC
  • Saturday Night Live, NBC Universal

    Comedy / Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials

  • Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas, Head Writers: Jay Martel, Ian Roberts; Writers: Alex Rubens, Charlie Sanders; NBC

    Quiz and Audience Participation

  • Jeopardy!, Written by John Duarte, Harry Friedman, Mark Gaberman, Debbie Griffin, Michele Loud, Robert McClenaghan, Steve D. Tamerius, Billy Wisse; ABC

    Daytime Drama

    Days of Our Lives, NBC General Hospital, ABC The Young and the Restless, CBS

    Children's - Episodic & Specials

  • "influANTces" (A.N.T. Farm), Written by Vincent Brown; Nickelodeon
  • "The Haunted Cave" (Spooksville), Written by Jim Krieg; Hub Network
  • "Simon Says" (Sesame Street), Written by Christine Ferraro; PBS

    Documentary - Current Events

  • "Cliffhanger" (Frontline), Written by Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser; PBS
  • "Egypt in Crisis" (Frontline), Written by Marcela Gaviria & Martin Smith; PBS

    Documentary - Other than current events

  • "The Abolitionists" (American Experience), Written by Rob Rapley; PBS
  • "The Choice 2012" (Frontline), Written by Michael Kirk; PBS
  • "Episode 1" (The Dust Bowl), Written by Dayton Duncan; PBS
  • "Silicon Valley" (American Experience), Telescript by Randall MacLowry and Michelle Ferrari; Story by Randall MacLowry; PBS

    News - Regularly scheduled, bulletin, or breaking report

  • "The Election of Pope Francis" (CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley), Written by Jerry Cipriano, Joe Clines and Scott Pelley; CBS
  • "The Fall of Lance Armstrong" (60 Minutes), Written by Michael Radutzky, Michael Rey, Oriana Zill de Granados; CBS
  • "The Inauguration of the President" (CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley), Written by Jerry Cipriano and Joe Clines; CBS
  • "Tragedy at Newtown" Special Edition (ABC World News with Diane Sawyer), Written by Lisa Ferri and Matt Negrin; ABC

    News - Analysis, feature or commentary

  • "Lethal Medicine" (60 Minutes), Written by Michael Rey, Oriana Zill de Granados, Michael Radutzky; CBS
  • "Throwback Thursday ? Happy Birthday, Michael Jackson" (ABC World News Now), Written by Matt Nelko; ABC
  • "Vinyl Revival' (CBS News), Written by Polly Leider; CBS

Comments

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

Mad Men is a new series? Also, Ozymandius isn't nominated for Breaking Bad? Is this all true?

Dec 5 - 01:19 PM

rt-ryan

Ryan Fujitani

Thanks for spotting that. It was meant to be House of Cards, not Mad Men. We've fixed it.

Dec 5 - 02:49 PM

rt-ryan

Ryan Fujitani

Oh, and you are correct; Ozymandias was not, in fact, nominated.

Dec 5 - 02:49 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

Always Happy to Help! I guess I'm Biased towards Ozymandias. I thought it was the absolute Perfect Finale. Even though it was 2 episodes before the Great Finale we got.

Dec 6 - 12:35 PM

rt-ryan

Ryan Fujitani

Thanks for spotting that. It was meant to be House of Cards, not Mad Men. We've fixed it.

Dec 5 - 02:49 PM

rt-ryan

Ryan Fujitani

Oh, and you are correct; Ozymandias was not, in fact, nominated.

Dec 5 - 02:49 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

Always Happy to Help! I guess I'm Biased towards Ozymandias. I thought it was the absolute Perfect Finale. Even though it was 2 episodes before the Great Finale we got.

Dec 6 - 12:35 PM

Andrew Henderson

Andrew Henderson

No Boardwalk Empire or GoT? B.S.

Dec 5 - 09:05 PM

Matt F.

Matt Fontano

Boardwalk and GOT don't deserve to be nominated since they are good, not great television. Impressive productions that are dramatically inert. The only thing i enjoyed about the Red Wedding was the fact that a gaggle of the numerous boring characters were taken out...a scene that you could see coming from a mile away and I didn't read the books.

Dec 6 - 06:46 AM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

Always Happy to Help! I guess I'm Biased towards Ozymandias. I thought it was the absolute Perfect Finale. Even though it was 2 episodes before the Great Finale we got.

Dec 6 - 12:35 PM

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