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Orange Is the New Black” received four nominations and “House of Cards” three for the WGA Awards in television, which will be presented Feb. 1.

The digitally distributed Netflix series were announced in July as eligible by the WGA. “Orange Is the New Black” earned noms for top comedy series and top new series as well as two in the episodic comedy category, for the pilot teleplay by Liz Friedman and Jenji Kohan and a subsequent episode by Sian Heder.

House of Cards” was nominated for top drama series and top new series and also received an episodic drama nomination for Beau Willimon.

Also nominated in the drama series category were “Breaking Bad,” “The Good Wife,” “Homeland” and “Mad Men.” In comedy series, the other nominees were “30 Rock,” “Modern Family,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Veep.”

The three remaining nominations for top series were “The Americans,” “Masters of Sex” and “Ray Donovan. »

- Jon Weisman

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