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Cable Shows Rule Writers Guild Award Nominations

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 8th 2010 3:30PM
Boardwalk EmpireCable shows such as 'Breaking Bad' and 'Boardwalk Empire' dominate this year's list of award nominees from the Writers Guild of America.

Despite recent controversy, the writing staff of 'The Walking Dead' received a nomination under the best new series category. Also on the new series list: 'Men of a Certain Age,' 'Treme,' 'Justified' and 'Boardwalk Empire.'

For the last time ever, 'Lost' has scored a nomination for its appropriately titled series finale, 'The End.'

Over on the comedy side, '30 Rock,' 'Modern Family,' 'Futurama' and 'The Simpsons' all garnered more than one nomination. Check out more nominees after the jump.

Drama Series


'Boardwalk Empire' (HBO)
Written by Meg Jackson, Lawrence Konner, Howard Korder, Steve Kornacki, Margaret Nagle, Tim Van Patten, Paul Simms, Terence Winter

'Breaking Bad' (AMC)
Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Tom Schnauz, John Shiban, Moira Walley-Beckett

'Dexter' (Showtime)
Written by Scott Buck, Manny Coto, Charles H. Eglee, Lauren Gussis, Chip Johannessen, Jim Leonard, Clyde Phillips, Scott Reynolds, Melissa Rosenberg, Tim Schlattmann, Wendy West

'Friday Night Lights' (NBC/DirecTV)
Written by Bridget Carpenter, Kerry Ehrin, Ron Fitzgerald, Etan Frankel, Monica Henderson, David Hudgins, Rolin Jones, Jason Katims, Patrick Massett, Derek Santos Olson, John Zinman

'Mad Men' (AMC) Written by Jonathan Abrahams, Lisa Albert, Keith Huff, Jonathan Igla, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Brett Johnson, Janet Leahy, Erin Levy, Tracy McMillan, Dahvi Waller, Matthew Weiner

30 RockComedy Series

'30 Rock' (NBC)
Written by Jack Burditt, Hannibal Buress, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Tom Ceraulo, Vali Chandrasekaran, Tina Fey, Jon Haller, Steve Hely, Matt Hubbard, Dylan Morgan, Paula Pell, John Riggi, Josh Siegal, Ron Weiner, Tracey Wigfield

'Glee' (Fox)
Written by Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy

'Modern Family' (ABC)
Written by Jerry Collins, Paul Corrigan, Alex Herschlag, Abraham Higginbotham, Elaine Ko, Joe Lawson, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Dan O'Shannon, Jeffrey Richman, Brad Walsh, Ilana Wernick, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker

'Nurse Jackie' (Showtime)
Written by Liz Brixius, Rick Cleveland, Nancy Fichman, Liz Flahive, Jennifer Hoppe-House, Mark Hudis, Linda Wallem, Christine Zander

'The Office' (NBC)
Written by Jennifer Celotta, Daniel Chun, Greg Daniels, Lee Eisenberg, Brent Forrester, Amelie Gillette, Charlie Grandy, Steve Hely, Jonathan A. Hughes, Mindy Kaling, Carrie Kemper, Jason Kessler, Paul Lieberstein, Warren Lieberstein, B.J. Novak, Peter Ocko, Robert Padnick, Aaron Shure, Justin Spitzer, Gene Stupnitsky, Halsted Sullivan, Jon Vitti

New Series

'Boardwalk Empire' (HBO)
Written by Meg Jackson, Lawrence Konner, Howard Korder, Steve Kornacki, Margaret Nagle, Tim Van Patten, Paul Simms, Terence Winter

The Walking Dead'Justified' (FX)
Written by Dave Andron, Wendy Calhoun, Benjamin Cavell, Fred Golan, Gary Lennon, Benjamin Daniel Lobato, Chris Provenzano, Graham Yost

'Men of a Certain Age' (TNT)
Written by Bridget Bedard, Warren Hutcherson, Rick Muirragui, Jack Orman, Ray Romano, Mike Royce, Lew Schneider, Mark Stegemann

'Treme' (HBO)
Written by Lolis Eric Elie, David Mills, Eric Overmyer, George Pelecanos, Tom Piazza, Davis Rogan, David Simon

'The Walking Dead' (AMC)
Written by Frank Darabont; Charles H. Eglee, Robert Kirkman, Jack LoGiudice, Glen Mazzara

Episodic drama of any length with one airing time

'The Good Wife,' 'Boom,' CBS. Written by Ted Humphrey.

'Mad Men,' 'The Chrysanthemum and the Sword,' AMC. Written by Erin Levy.

The Good Wife'Lost,' 'The End,' ABC. Written by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.

'House,' 'Help Me,' Fox. Written by Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner & Peter Blake.

'Breaking Bad,' 'I.F.T.,' AMC. Written by George Mastras.

'Breaking Bad,' 'I See You,' AMC. Written by Gennifer Hutchison.

Episodic comedy of any length with one airing time

'30 Rock,' 'Anna Howard Shaw Day,' NBC. Written by Matt Hubbard.

'Modern Family,' 'Earthquake,' ABC. Written by Paul Corrigan & Brad Walsh.

'The Sarah Silverman Program,' 'Nightmayor,' Comedy Central. Written by Dan Sterling.

'Modern Family,' 'Starry Night,' ABC. Written by Danny Zuker.

'30 Rock,' 'When It Rains, It Pours,' NBC. Written by Robert Carlock.

The Office'The Office,' 'Wuphf.com,' NBC. Written by Aaron Shure.

Animation, any length with one airing time

'Futurama,' 'Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences,' Comedy Central. Written by Patric M. Verrone.

'The Simpsons,' 'Moe Letter Blues,' Fox. Written by Stephanie Gillis.

'The Simpsons, 'O Brother, Where Bart Thou?,' Fox. Written by Matt Selman.

'Futurama,' 'The Prisoner of Brenda,' Comedy Central. Written by Ken Keeler.

'Back at the Barnyard,' 'Treasure Hunt,' Nickelodeon. Written by Tom Sheppard.

Comedy/Variety Series (Including talk shows)

'Penn & Teller: Bullshit!' (Showtime)
Writers: Penn Jillette, Teller, Star Price, David Wechter, Michael Goudeau, Steve Melcher, Tom Kramer, Rich Nathanson

'Saturday Night Live' (NBC)
Head Writer: Seth Meyers; Writers: Doug Abeles, James Anderson, Alex Baze, Jillian Bell, Hannibal Buress, Jessica Conrad, James Downey, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, Jessi Klein, Rob Klein, John Lutz, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Christine Nangle, Michael Patrick O'Brien, Paula Pell, Ryan Perez, Simon Rich, Marika Sawyer, Akiva Schaffer, John Solomon, Emily Spivey, Kent Sublette, Jorma Taccone, Bryan Tucker

'The Colbert Report' (Comedy Central)
Writers: Barry Julien, Dan Guterman, Eric Drysdale, Frank Lesser, Glenn Eichler, Jay Katsir, Max Werner, Meredith Scardino, Michael Brumm, Opus Moreschi, Peter Gwinn, Rich Dahm, Rob Dubbin, Scott Sherman, Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell

'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' (Comedy Central)
Writers: Rory Albanese, Kevin Bleyer, Richard Blomquist, Steve Bodow, Tim Carvell, Wyatt Cenac, Hallie Haglund, JR Havlan, Elliott Kalan, Josh Lieb, Sam Means, Jo Miller, John Oliver, Daniel Radosh, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart

For a complete list of nominations check out the Hollywood Reporter.

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