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Writers Guild of America Announces TV Nominations

15 December 2009 12:46 AM, PST | | See recent news »

It’s mid-December and that can only mean one thing: awards season.  Today, the WGA announced their TV nominations (feature nominations will be announced Jan. 11th) and it’s the usual suspects for the most part with a couple of surprises.  Mad Men, 30 Rock, The Office, and newcomer Modern Family earned 3 nominations each.  Meanwhile, popular fan favorite Glee received two. There are a lot of categories and nominees so I’m just going to mention the two big awards before the jump.

The nominees for Best Drama Series are: Breaking BadDexterFriday Night LightsLost,  and Mad Men.  The nominees for Best Comedy Series are: 30 Rock, Curb Your EnthusiasmGleeModern Family, and The Office.

The WGA will announce the winners on Feb. 20th.  Hit the jump to see the full list of nominees.

Drama Series

Breaking Bad” - Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, George Mastras, »

- Ramses Flores

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'Mad Men,' '30 Rock' lead WGA noms

14 December 2009 10:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Awards heavyweights "Mad Men," "30 Rock" and "The Office" and buzzed-about newcomer "Modern Family" led the TV field for the 2010 Writers Guild Awards with three nominations each.

AMC's "Mad Men" and NBC's "30 Rock" and "The Office" are in the running for best drama/comedy series, and each received two nominations for episodic writing. "Family" made the cut for best comedy series, best new series and best episodic writing for a comedy series.

ABC's "Family" was one of two new shows to break into the best series categories along with Fox's quirky high-school dramedy "Glee," which faces "Family" in the best comedy series and best new series fields.

While the WGA Awards are still in its nomination phase, Fox's "The Simpsons" can already uncork the champagne. The veteran series is assured to win the animation category after landing all five nomination slots.

The biggest surprise among the series nominees was HBO's low-key baseball comedy "Eastbound & Down, »

- By Nellie Andreeva

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