Breaking Bad, Modern Family Among Writers Guild Awards Nominees

Breaking Bad Series Finale

Mike (Jonathan Banks), Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), Walter White (Bryan Cranston), Marie Schrader (Betsy Brandt), Hank Schrader (Dean Norris), Skyler White (Anna Gunn) and Walter White, Jr. (RJ Mitte) in 'Breaking Bad' (Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels/AMC)

The Writers Guild of America has released their list of nominees for the best in writing in television, new media, news, radio, promotional writing, and graphic animation for the 2013 calendar year and among the top nominees are the final season of Breaking Bad and the rookie season of Orange is the New Black.
 
Winners will be announced at the 2014 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, February 1, 2014.
 
TELEVISION NOMINEES

DRAMA SERIES
 
Breaking Bad, Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett; AMC
 
The Good Wife, Written by Meredith Averill, Leonard Dick, Keith Eisner, Jacqueline Hoyt, Ted Humphrey, Michelle King, Robert King, Erica Shelton Kodish, Matthew Montoya, J.C. Nolan, Luke Schelhaas, Nichelle Tramble Spellman, Craig Turk, Julie Wolfe; CBS
 
Homeland, Written by Henry Bromell, William E. Bromell, Alexander Cary, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Barbara Hall, Patrick Harbinson, Chip Johannessen, Meredith Stiehm, Charlotte Stoudt, James Yoshimura; Showtime
 
House of Cards, Written by Kate Barnow, Rick Cleveland, Sam R. Forman, Gina Gionfriddo, Keith Huff, Sarah Treem, Beau Willimon; Netflix
 
Mad Men, Written by Lisa Albert, Semi Chellas, Jason Grote, Jonathan Igla, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Janet Leahy, Erin Levy, Michael Saltzman, Tom Smuts, Matthew Weiner, Carly Wray; AMC
 
COMEDY SERIES
 
30 Rock, Written by Jack Burditt, Robert Carlock, Tom Ceraulo, Luke Del Tredici, Tina Fey, Lang Fisher, Matt Hubbard, Colleen McGuinness, Sam Means, Dylan Morgan, Nina Pedrad, Josh Siegal, Tracey Wigfield; NBC
 
Modern Family, Written by Paul Corrigan, Bianca Douglas, Megan Ganz, Abraham Higginbotham, Ben Karlin, Elaine Ko, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Dan O’Shannon, Jeffrey Richman, Audra Sielaff, Emily Spivey, Brad Walsh, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker; ABC
 
Parks and Recreation, Written by Megan Amram, Donick Cary, Greg Daniels, Nate DiMeo, Emma Fletcher, Rachna Fruchbom, Daniel J. Goor, Norm Hiscock, Matt Hubbard, Dave King, Greg Levine, Joe Mande, Sam Means, Aisha Muharrar, Matt Murray, Amy Poehler, Alexandra Rushfield, Michael Schur, Jen Statsky, Harris Wittels, Alan Yang; NBC
 
Orange Is the New Black, Written by Liz Friedman, Sian Heder, Tara Herrmann, Sara Hess, Nick Jones, Jenji Kohan, Gary Lennon, Lauren Morelli, Marco Ramirez; Netflix
 
Veep, Written by Simon Blackwell, Roger Drew, Sean Gray, Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin, Georgia Pritchett, David Quantick, Tony Roche, Will Smith; HBO
 
NEW SERIES
 
The Americans, Written by Michael Batistick, Joshua Brand, Joel Fields, Melissa James Gibson, Sneha Koorse, Joe Weisberg, Bradford Winters; FX
 
House of Cards, Written by Kate Barnow, Rick Cleveland, Sam R. Forman, Gina Gionfriddo, Keith Huff, Sarah Treem, Beau Willimon; Netflix
 
Masters of Sex, Written by Michelle Ashford, Tyler Bensinger, Michael Cunningham, Lyn Greene, Richard Levine, Amy Lippman, Sam Shaw, Noelle Valdivia; Showtime
 
Orange Is the New Black, Written by Liz Friedman, Sian Heder, Tara Herrmann, Sara Hess, Nick Jones, Jenji Kohan, Gary Lennon, Lauren Morelli, Marco Ramirez; Netflix
 
Ray Donovan, Written by Ann Biderman, Sean Conway, David Hollander, Brett Johnson, Ron Nyswaner; Showtime
 
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) – SERIES
 
The Colbert Report, Writers: Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell, Michael Brumm, Nate Charny, Rich Dahm, Paul Dinello, Eric Drysdale, Rob Dubbin, Glenn Eichler, Dan Guterman, Barry Julien, Jay Katsir, Frank Lesser, Opus Moreschi, Bobby Mort, Meredith Scardino, Max Werner; Comedy Central
 
Conan, Writers: Jose Arroyo, Andres du Bouchet, Scott Chernoff, Deon Cole, Josh Comers, Dan Cronin, Michael Gordon, Brian Kiley, Laurie Kilmartin, Rob Kutner, Todd Levin, Conan O’Brien, Matt O’Brien, Jesse Popp, Andy Richter, Brian Stack, Mike Sweeney; TBS
 
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Head Writer: Tim Carvell Writers: Rory Albanese, Steve Bodow, Travon Free, Hallie Haglund, J.R. Havlan, Elliott Kalan, Matt Koff, Dan McCoy, Jo Miller, John Oliver, Zhubin Parang, Daniel Radosh, Jason Ross, Lauren Sarver, Jon Stewart; Comedy Central
 
Jimmy Kimmel Live, Writers: Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, Joelle Boucai, Gary Greenberg, Josh Holloway, Sal Iacono, Eric Immerman, Bess Kalb, Jimmy Kimmel, Jeff Loveness, Molly McNearney, Bryan Paulk, Danny Ricker, Rick Rosner; ABC
 
Portlandia, Writers: Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel, Bill Oakley; IFC
 
Saturday Night Live, Head Writers: Seth Meyers, Colin Jost Writers: James Anderson, Alex Baze, Neil Casey, James Downey, Steve Higgins, Zach Kanin, Chris Kelly, Joe Kelly, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Mike O’Brien, Josh Patten, Paula Pell, Marika Sawyer, Sarah Schneider, Pete Schultz, John Solomon, Kent Sublette, Bryan Tucker; 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, Written by Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon, Christopher Dunn, Janet Iacobuzio, David A. Levinson, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Melissa Salmons, Christopher J. Whitesell; NBC
 
General Hospital, Written by Michelle Altman, Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Jean Passanante, Elizabeth Page, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Chris Van Etten; ABC
 
The Young and the Restless, Associate Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Tracey Thomson Written by Amanda Beall, Jeff Beldner, Brent Boyd, Susan Dansby, Janice Ferri Esser, Jay Gibson, Beth Milstein, Lisa Seidman, Natalie Minardi Slater, Anne Schoettle, Linda Schreiber, Teresa Zimmerman; 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
 
RADIO NOMINEES

 
DOCUMENTARY
 
“2012 Year in Review,” Written by Gail Lee; CBS Radio News
 
NEWS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT
 
“Afternoon Drive,” Written by Bill Spadaro; CBS Radio/1010 WINS
 
“George McGovern: A Look Back,” Written by Gail Lee; CBS Radio News
 
NEWS – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY
 
“Remembering C. Everett Koop,” Written by Scott Saloway; CBS Radio News
 
“Remembrances,” Written by Gail Lee; CBS Radio News
 
“Tributes,” Written by Thomas A. Sabella; CBS Radio News
 
PROMOTIONAL WRITING AND GRAPHIC ANIMATION NOMINEES

 
ON-AIR PROMOTION (TELEVISION, NEW MEDIA OR RADIO)
 
“48 Hours: 2013 Fall Preview,” Written by Jay Pedinoff; CBS News Marketing
 
“The Crazy Ones – Building a Better Comedy,” Written by Erial Tompkins; CBS
 
TELEVISION GRAPHIC ART AND ANIMATION
 
CBS News Animations: “Brain Injury,” “Pills,” “Bionic Leg,” “Midland Parade,” “Concordia Salvage;” Animation by David Rosen; CBS News
 
Source: WGA
 
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