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'Breaking Bad' and 'Orange Is the New Black' Lead 2014 WGA Awards TV Nominees

December 06, 2013 02:28:52 GMT

Scoring four nominations each, 'Bad' is up for Drama Series and Episodic Drama awards and 'Orange' is vying for best comedy and best new series honors.


'Breaking Bad' and 'Orange Is the New Black' Lead 2014 WGA Awards TV Nominees
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The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominations for its 2014 awards in TV field. Netflix and its new original comedy series "Orange Is the New Black" dominate the list, while "Breaking Bad" tops the pack in drama categories.

Earning four nods, the Taylor Schilling starrer is up for Comedy Series and New Series awards. It faces off critically acclaimed vets "30 Rock", "Modern Family" and "Parks and Recreation" as well as HBO's "Veep" in the former category. Meanwhile, also vying for the New Series honor are FX's "The Americans", Netflix's "House of Cards" and Showtime's "Masters of Sex" & "Ray Donovan.

"Breaking Bad" is up against "The Good Wife", "Homeland", "House of Cards" and "Mad Men" in Drama Series category. The recently-concluded show bags three other nods for Episodic Drama, once again competing with "The Good Wife" and "House of Cards" in addition to "Masters of Sex".

With the nominations received by "Orange is the New Black" and "House of Cards", Netflix scores a total of 8. Snubbed in the list this year are "The Big Bang Theory", "Game of Thrones", "Girls", "Louie", "Sons of Anarchy" and "The Walking Dead". "Thrones" wasn't even in consideration for the best drama series due to a submission issue.

"As a result of an inadvertent online entry error HBO's 'Game of Thrones' was not entered in the WGA Awards Drama Series category," HBO explained in November. The show was still submitted for Episodic Drama category, though it does not get any nomination.

Winners of the 2014 WGA Awards will be announced at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York on Saturday, February 1. Nominations for theatrical and documentary screenplay will be announced January 3, while the video game writing nominees will be unveiled January 9.

Below are nominations for some top TV categories. The full list of TV and radio nominees is available on the WGA official site.

DRAMA SERIES

COMEDY SERIES NEW SERIES 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 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
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 COMEDY / VARIETY - MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES - SPECIALS QUIZ AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION DAYTIME DRAMA 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


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