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Writers Guild of America Nominees

The winners of the Writers Guild of America awards will be announced in simultaneous ceremonies Saturday in Los Angeles and New York. The nominees:

Screen Nominees

Original Screenplay

American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell; Columbia Pictures

Blue Jasmine, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

Dallas Buyers Club, Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack; Focus Features

Her, Written by Spike Jonze; Warner Bros. Winner

Nebraska, Written by Bob Nelson; Paramount Pictures

Adapted Screenplay

August: Osage County, Screenplay by Tracy Letts; Based on his play; The Weinstein Company

Before Midnight, Written by Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke; Based on characters created by Richard Linklater & Kim Krizan; Sony Pictures Classics

Captain Phillips, Screenplay by Billy Ray; Based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty; Columbia Pictures Winner

Lone Survivor, Written by
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Writers Guild of America Nominees

The winners of the Writers Guild of America awards will be announced in simultaneous ceremonies Saturday in Los Angeles and New York. The nominees:

Screen Nominees

Original Screenplay

American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell; Columbia Pictures

Blue Jasmine, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

Dallas Buyers Club, Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack; Focus Features

Her, Written by Spike Jonze; Warner Bros. Winner

Nebraska, Written by Bob Nelson; Paramount Pictures

Adapted Screenplay

August: Osage County, Screenplay by Tracy Letts; Based on his play; The Weinstein Company

Before Midnight, Written by Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke; Based on characters created by Richard Linklater & Kim Krizan; Sony Pictures Classics

Captain Phillips, Screenplay by Billy Ray; Based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty; Columbia Pictures Winner

Lone Survivor, Written by
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Ken Burns is Making a Documentary About Country Music

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Ken Burns is Making a Documentary About Country Music
The tireless Ken Burns has a new project in the works for PBS -- "Country Music," a multi-episode documentary slated for 2018. It will be directed by Burns, who'll produce alongside writer Dayton Duncan, Burns' longtime producing partner. "Country Music" will chronicle the history of a uniquely American genre, from southern Appalachia to Texas, California honky-tonks to Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. "For over a century, country music has been a pivotal force in American culture, expressing the hopes, joys, fears and hardships of everyday people in songs lyrical, poignant and honest," said PBS President Paula A. Kerger. "It is fitting that we have two of America's master storytellers, Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, tell the story on film of an art form that for generations has told America's story in song." "Country Music" will look at artists like the Carter family, Jimmie Rodgers, Bob Wills,Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash,
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'Behind the Candelabra' leads Creative Arts Emmys winners

'Behind the Candelabra' leads Creative Arts Emmys winners
HBO dominated the Creative Arts Emmys on Sunday night, grabbing 20 awards, including eight for the Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, the most-awarded program of the night. Other notable winners include Bob Newhart; the TV vet took home his first-ever Emmy for his guest-starring role on The Big Bang Theory.

See the complete list of winners below; an edited version of the nearly four-hour Creative Arts Emmys will air Saturday, Sept. 21, on Fxx.

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers

Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars

Winner: Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn,
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Producers Guild of America Awards 2013: PGAs TV winners in full

Producers Guild of America Awards 2013: PGAs TV winners in full
The full list of television winners and nominees at the 2013 Producers Guild of America Awards is as follows: The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television

American Horror Story (Brad Buecker, Dante Di Loreto, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Chip Vucelich, Alexis Martin Woodall)

The Dust Bowl (Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan, Julie Dunfey)

Game Change (Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks, Jay Roach, Amy Sayres, Steven Shareshian, Danny Strong) - Winner

Hatfields & McCoys (Barry Berg, Kevin Costner, Darrell Fetty, Leslie Greif, Herb Nanas)

Sherlock (Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat, Beryl Vertue, Sue Vertue) The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama

Breaking Bad (Melissa Bernstein, Sam Catlin, Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Mark Johnson, Stewart (more)
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TCA: PBS’ Ken Burns ‘The Dust Bowl’ Documentary To Air Nov. 18-19

Diane Haithman contributes to Deadline’s TV coverage. When documentarian Ken Burns speaks, everything sounds like poetry. At today’s TCA panel on his latest PBS documentary The Dust Bowl, Burns didn’t say that some of the survivors of the devastating 1930s dust storms that were interviewed for the documentary have died. He said: “We have already lost four of them to the merciless passage of time.” The documentary will air in two episodes November 18-19. Related: TCA: PBS Sets Ken Burns’ ‘The Roosevelts’ & Pair Of Cuban Missile Crisis Specials But some of them are very much alive. Cal Crabill, 87, appeared on the panel with Burns, his producing partner Dayton Duncan, and author and columnist Tim Egan, who appears in the documentary and whose book The Worst Hard Time served as an inspiration to the filmmakers. Burns and Duncan said they connected with some of the approximately 25 survivors interviewed through appeals on PBS stations,
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Primetime Creative Emmys Roundup: HBO, Betty White are hits

HollywoodNews.com: Prolific stars as well as HBO towered over the 2010 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy awards on Saturday afternoon.

Such celeb faves as Betty White and Neil Patrick Harris took respective wins for their work as guests on “Saturday Night Live” and “Glee” in the comedy series acting category. John Lithgow and Ann Margret took top honors as drama guests respectively for Showtime’s “Dexter” and NBC’s “Law & Order: Svu.” In accepting his kudo, Lithgow accidentally thanked HBO.

That pay cabler had a lot to be thankful for as it took home 17 trophies, seven of which were for its miniseries “The Pacific.”

Largely the Creative Arts Emmys honor the categories of for casting, art direction, choreography, cinematography, costumes, hairstyling, makeup, editing, lighting, music, sound, visual effects, stunts and technical direction.

Another two dozen Emmys will be handed out in the acting, best series and writing categories in a live
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The 2010 Writers Guild of America Awards Winners

The 2010 Writers Guild of America Awards Winners The Writers Guild of America, East (Wgae) and the Writers Guild of America, West (Wgaw) tonight announced the winners of the 2010 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for screen, television, radio, news, promotional, and videogame writing at simultaneous ceremonies at the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City and the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Susie Essman of Curb Your Enthusiasm hosted the East Coast show, which was executive produced by Craig Shemin, who was also the head writer. Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy) hosted the West Coast show, which was executive produced by Spike Jones, Jr.

The Writers Guild of America, East presented special honors to: Alan Zweibel - Ian McLellan Hunter Lifetime Achievement Award; Gary David Goldberg - Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence; Edward Albee - Evelyn F. Burkey Award for contributions
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Writers Guild Nominations Announced

As hard as it may be to believe sometimes, someone (or someones) actually sits down and writes a movie or TV show before you end up seeing it at your local multiplex or on your favorite TV network. The people who do the sitting and the writing are, surprisingly, called writers and, like the Directors, the Golden Globes and the Oscars, they have their own awards show.

This week, the Writers Guild of America, which is the trade group and advocate for writers, announced its nominations for outstanding achievement in feature film and television, radio, news, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2009 season to be honored at the upcoming 2010 Writers Guild Awards on February 20, 2010, in Los Angeles and New York.

We realize that these nominations may not be as glamorous as the Golden Globes or the Oscars, but we kinda like writers around here and think they do a pretty important job.
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Writers Guild of America Announces TV Nominations

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 Bad, Dexter, Friday Night Lights, Lost, and Mad Men. The nominees for Best Comedy Series are: 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Glee, Modern 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,
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'Mad Men,' '30 Rock' lead WGA noms

'Mad Men,' '30 Rock' lead WGA noms
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,
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The National Parks: America's Best Idea - 22 clips from the Paramount Home Entertainment documentary.

"The National Parks: America's Best Idea," the documentary from Paramount Home Entertainment, has just been filled with 22 clips. Filmed over the course of more than six years at some of nature’s most spectacular locales, "The National Parks: America’s Best Idea" is a six-part, 12-hour documentary series by Ken Burns and his longtime colleague Dayton Duncan on the history of America’s national parks. This is a story of people...
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'The National Parks: America's Best Idea,' beginning Sunday on PBS (PopWire)

Newsday (McT) -- Reason To Watch: Ken Burns ("Baseball," "Jazz," "The Civil War") and longtime colleague-collaborator Dayton Duncan explore the national parks system. What It's About: At 12 hours, TV's most exhaustive historic survey, beginning in the mid-1800s, with the campaign to save Yosemite, and ending in 1980, when the system was largely completed. As always, Burns and Duncan are interested in stories, people and the essential idea of what it means to be an American; don't come here to learn how Carlsbad Caverns were formed. Sunday's Episode: Mostly covers the establishment of Yosemite and Yellowstone, with a starring role for John Muir,…
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