Orange is the New Black, Breaking Bad Among Writers Guild Award Nominees

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wgaNominations for the Writers Guild of America Awards were announced today and Breaking Bad emerged as a leading nominee, taking a spot in Comedy Series as well as three of the six slots in Episodic Drama. Critically acclaimed Netflix original Orange is the New Black tied the recently concluded AMC drama in total nominations with four, as the prison-set dramedy, competing in the comedy categories, was recognized in Comedy Series, New Series, and Episodic Comedy. Other multiple nominees this year at the WGA Awards include House of Cards, up for three including Drama Series; 30 Rock, which had its penultimate episode recognized; Parks and Recreation, scoring accolades for Leslie Knope’s surprise wedding; Masters of Sex, for its well-regarded pilot; and The Good Wife, earning positive attention in its fifth season for the game-changing “Hit the Fan”.

The Writers Guild of America Awards will be handed out Saturday, February 1st.

Drama Series
Breaking Bad
The Good Wife
Homeland
House of Cards
Mad Men

Comedy Series
30 Rock
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation
Orange is the New Black
Veep

New Series
The Americans
House of Cards
Masters of Sex
Orange is the New Black
Ray Donovan

Episodic Drama
Breaking Bad – “Buried”
Breaking Bad – “Confessions”
House of Cards – “Episode 101”
Breaking Bad – “Granite State”
The Good Wife – “Hitting the Fan”
Masters of Sex – “Pilot”

Episodic Comedy
Modern Family – “Career Day”
Modern Family – “Farm Strong”
30 Rock – “Hogcock!”
Orange is the New Black – “Lesbian Request Denied”
Parks and Recreation – “Leslie and Ben”
Orange is the New Black – “Pilot”

Long Form – Adapted
Killing Kennedy
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight

Short Form New Media – Original
Sylvia Plath: Girl Detective – “Episode 4: The Collected Sylvia”
Lauren – “Episode 8”
Husbands – “I Do Over Part 1”
Husbands – “I Do Over Part 2”

Animation
The Simpsons – “A Test Before Trying”
Futurama – “Game of Tones”
The Simpsons – “Hardly Kirk-ing”
Futurama – “Murder on the Planet Express”
Futurama – “Saturday Morning Fun Pit”
The Simpsons – “Yolo”

Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) Series
The Colbert Report
Conan
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live

Comedy/Variety – Music, Awards, Tributes – Special
Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas

Quiz and Audience Participation
Jeopardy!

Daytime Drama
Days of Our Lives
General Hospital
The Young and the Restless

Children’s – Episodic & Specials
A.N.T. Farm – “influANTces”
Spooksville – “The Haunted Cave”
Sesame Street – “Simon Says”

Documentary –  Current Events
Frontline – “Cliffhanger”
Frontline – “Egypt in Crisis”

Documentary – Other Than Current Events
American Experience – “The Abolitionists”
Frontline – “The Choice 2012″
The Dust Bowl – “Episode 1”
American Experience – “Silicon Valley”