Writers Guild Awards 2018: 'The Handmaid's Tale' and 'Game of Thrones' Among Nominees


Writers Guild Awards 2018: 'The Handmaid's Tale' and 'Game of Thrones' Among Nominees


The awards will be handed to the winners on February 11, 2018 at concurrent ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City.
The Writers Guild of America announced on Thursday, December 7 the complete list of nominations for the 2018 Writers Guild Awards honoring achievement in TV, new media, and news during 2017. Among the nominees are the hit Hulu series "The Handmaid's Tale", which nabs two nods including Drama Series and New Series.

Also competing in best drama series category are HBO's "Game of Thrones", AMC's "Better Call Saul", Netflix's "Stranger Things and FX's "The Americans". Meanwhile, in comedy series department, Larry David-starring series "Curb Your Enthusiasm" is pitted against "GLOW", "Master of None", "Silicon Valley" and "Veep".

New Series nominations see Netflix's "American Vandal" going against HBO's "The Deuce". Also up for best new series are "The Handmaid's Tale" and Netlix's "Ozark". The writers behind the latest installment of FX's "American Horror Story", titled "American Horror Story: Cult", are nominated for Long Form Original alongside the teams behind fellow FX series "Feud: Bette and Joan", Lifetime's "Flint", Netflix's "Godless" and Discovery Channel's "Manhunt: Unabomber".

Emmy-winning series "Big Little Lies" is not slowing down as it's nominated for Long Form Adapted. Also vying for the award of the category are "Fargo", "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" and "The Wizard of Lies".

The awards will be handed to the winners on February 11, 2018 at concurrent ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City. Amber Ruffin, the writer and on-air personality for "Late Night with Seth Meyers", is tapped to host the show. Check out the complete list of 2018 WGA Awards nominees for TV, new media, news, radio/audio and promotion writing here.

Drama Series:
  • "The Americans", Written by Peter Ackerman, Tanya Barfield, Joshua Brand, Joel Fields, Stephen Schiff, Joe Weisberg, Tracey Scott Wilson; FX
  • "Better Call Saul", Written by Ann Cherkis, Vince Gilligan, Jonathan Glatzer, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, Heather Marion, Thomas Schnauz, Gordon Smith; AMC
  • "Game of Thrones", Written by David Benioff, Bryan Cogman, Dave Hill, D.B. Weiss; HBO
  • "The Handmaid's Tale", Written by Ilene Chaiken, Nina Fiore, Dorothy Fortenberry, Leila Gerstein, John Herrera, Lynn Maxcy, Bruce Miller, Kira Snyder, Wendy Straker Hauser, Eric Tuchman; Hulu
  • "Stranger Things", Written by Paul Dichter, Justin Doble, The Duffer Brothers, Jessica Mecklenburg, Jessie Nickson-Lopez, Alison Tatlock; Netflix

Comedy Series:
  • "Curb Your Enthusiasm", Written by Larry David, Jon Hayman, Justin Hurwitz, Jeff Schaffer; HBO
  • "GLOW", Written by Kristoffer Diaz, Liz Flahive, Tara Herrmann, Nick Jones, Jenji Kohan, Carly Mensch, Emma Rathbone, Sascha Rothchild, Rachel Shukert; Netflix
  • "Master of None", Written by Aziz Ansari, Andrew Blitz, Zoe Jarman, Cord Jefferson, Sarah Peters, Sarah Schneider, Michael Schur, Leila Strachan, Gene Stupnitsky, Lakshmi Sundaram, Lena Waithe, Jason Woliner, Alan Yang; Netflix
  • "Silicon Valley", Written by Alec Berg, Donick Cary, Adam Countee, Jonathan Dotan, Mike Judge, Carrie Kemper, John Levenstein, Dan Lyons, Carson Mell, Dan O'Keefe, Clay Tarver; Aaron Zelman; HBO
  • "Veep", Written by Rachel Axler, Sean Gray, Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck, Erik Kenward, Billy Kimball, Steve Koren, Dave Mandel, Jim Margolis, Lew Morton, Georgia Pritchett, Will Smith, Alexis Wilkinson; HBO

New Series:
  • "American Vandal", Written by Seth Cohen, Lauren Herstik, Dan Lagana, Kevin McManus, Matthew McManus, Jessica Meyer, Dan Perrault, Amy Pocha, Mike Rosolio, Tony Yacenda; Netflix
  • "The Deuce", Written by Megan Abbott, Marc Henry Johnson, Lisa Lutz, George Pelecanos, Richard Price, Will Ralston, David Simon, Chris Yakaitis; HBO
  • "GLOW", Written by Kristoffer Diaz, Liz Flahive, Tara Herrmann, Nick Jones, Jenji Kohan, Carly Mensch, Emma Rathbone, Sascha Rothchild, Rachel Shukert; Netflix
  • "The Handmaid's Tale", Written by Ilene Chaiken, Nina Fiore, Dorothy Fortenberry, Leila Gerstein, John Herrera, Lynn Maxcy, Bruce Miller, Kira Snyder, Wendy Straker Hauser, Eric Tuchman; Hulu
  • "Ozark", Written by Whit Anderson, Bill Dubuque, Ryan Farley, Alyson Feltes, Paul Kolsby, David Manson, Chris Mundy, Mark Williams, Ning Zhou, Martin Zimmerman; Netflix

Long Form Original:
  • "American Horror Story: Cult", Written by Brad Falchuk, John J. Gray, Joshua Green, Todd Kubrak, Crystal Liu, Tim Minear, Ryan Murphy, Adam Penn, James Wong; FX
  • "Feud: Bette and Joan", Written by Jaffe Cohen, Tim Minear, Ryan Murphy, Gina Welch, Michael Zam; FX
  • "Flint", Written by Barbara Stepansky; Lifetime
  • "Godless", Written by Scott Frank; Netflix
  • "Manhunt: Unabomber", Written by Jim Clemente, Tony Gittelson, Max Hurwitz, Steven Katz, Nick Schenk, Andrew Sodroski, Nick Towne; Discovery Channel

Long Form Adapted:
  • "Big Little Lies", Teleplay by David E. Kelley, Based on the Novel by Liane Moriarty; HBO
  • "Fargo", Written by Monica Beletsky, Bob DeLauren, Noah Hawley, Ben Nedivi, Matt Wolpert, Based on the film Fargo; FX
  • "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks", Teleplay by Peter Landesman and Alexander Woo and George C. Wolfe, Based on the book written by Rebecca Skloot; HBO
  • "The Wizard of Lies", Teleplay by Sam Levinson and John Burnham Schwartz and Samuel Baum, Based on the Book Written by Diane B. Henriques and Truth and Consequences by Laurie Sandell; HBO

Episodic Drama:
  • "The Book of Nora" ("The Leftovers"), Teleplay by Tom Perrotta & Damon Lindelof, Story by Tom Spezialy & Damon Lindelof; HBO
  • "Chicanery" ("Better Call Saul"), Written by Gordon Smith; AMC
  • "The Heart Attack is the Best Way" ("Good Behavior"), Written by Chad Hodge; TNT
  • "Homecoming" ("The OA"), Written by Brit Marling & Zal Batmanglij; Netflix
  • "Slip" ("Better Call Saul"), Written by Heather Marion; AMC
  • "The Soviet Decision" ("The Americans"), Written by Joe Weisberg & Joel Fields; FX

Episodic Comedy:
  • "The Burglary" ("Grace and Frankie"), Written by Brendan McCarthy & David Budin; Netflix
  • "Intervention" ("The Carmichael Show"), Written by Willie Hunter; NBC
  • "Judge" ("Veep"), Written by Ted Cohen; HBO
  • "Rosario’s Quinceanera" ("Will & Grace"), Written by Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally; NBC
  • "The Verdict" (Trial & Error), Written by Jeff Astrof; NBC

Comedy/Variety Series:
  • "Conan", Head Writer: Matt O'Brien, Writers: Jose Arroyo, Daniel Cronin, Andres du Bouchet, Jessie Gaskell, Michael Gordon, Brian Kiley, Laurie Kilmartin, Leah Krinsky, Stephen Kutner, Todd Levin, Levi MacDougall, Conan O'Brien, Paul Richter, Frank Smiley, Mike Sweeney; TBS
  • "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee", Writers: Samantha Bee, Ashley Nicole Black, Pat Cassels, Eric Drysdale, Mathan Erhardt, Travon Free, Joe Grossman, Jo Miller, Jason Reich, Melinda Taub; TBS
  • "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", Writers: Jimmy Kimmel, Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, Joelle Boucai, Gonzalo Cordova, Devin Field, Gary Greenberg, Josh Halloway, Sal Iacono, Eric Immerman, Jesse Joyce, Bess Kalb, Jeff Loveness, Molly McNearney, CeCe Pleasants, Danny Ricker, Joe Strazzullo; ABC
  • "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver", Writers: Tim Carvell, Josh Gondelman, Dan Gurewitch, Geoff Haggerty, Jeff Maurer, John Oliver, Scott Sherman, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Juli Weiner, Ben Silva, Seena Vali; HBO
  • "Late Night with Seth Meyers", Writers: Jermaine Affonso, Alex Baze, Bryan Donaldson, Sal Gentile, Matt Goldich, Dina Gusovsky, Jenny Hagel, Allison Hord, Mike Karnell, John Lutz, Seth Meyers, Ian Morgan, Seth Reiss, Amber Ruffin, Mike Scollins, Mike Shoemaker, Ben Warheit; NBC Universal
  • "Real Time with Bill Maher", Writers: Scott Carter, Adam Felber, Matt Gunn, Brian Jacobsmeyer, Jay Jaroch, Chris Kelly, Bill Maher, Billy Martin, Bob Oschack, Danny Vermont; HBO
  • "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah", Writers: Dan Amira, David Angelo, Steve Bodow, Kashana Cauley, Devin Delliquanti, Zach DiLanzo, Hallie Haglund, David Kibuuka, Matt Koff, Adam Lowitt, Dan McCoy, Trevor Noah, Joseph Opio, Zhubin Parang, Owen Parsons, Daniel Radosh, Lauren Sarver-Means, Michelle Wolf; Comedy Central
  • "The Jim Jefferies Show", Head Writer: Jason Reich, Writers: Jim Jefferies, Subhah Agarwal, Kevin Avery, Curtis Cook, Lucas Kavner, Matt Kirshen, Bryan Olsen, Laura Willcox, JJ Whitehead, Scott Y. Zabielski; Comedy Central

Comedy/Variety Sketch Series:
  • "Nathan For You", Writers: Leo Allen, Nathan Fielder, Carrie Kemper, Michael Koman, Adam Locke-Norton, Eric Notarnicola; Comedy Central
  • "Portlandia", Writers: Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Karen Kilgariff, Jonathan Krisel, Graham Wagner; IFC
  • "Saturday Night Live", Head Writers: Chris Kelly, Sarah Schneider, Bryan Tucker, Writers: James Anderson, Kristen Bartlett, Jeremy Beiler, Neal Brennan, Zack Bornstein, Joanna Bradley, Megan Callahan, Michael Che, Anna Drezen, Fran Gillespie, Sudi Green, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Nick Kocher, Michael Koman, Dave McCary, Brian McElhaney, Dennis McNicholas, Drew Michael, Lorne Michaels, Josh Patten, Katie Rich, Pete Schultz, Streeter Seidell, Will Stephen, Kent Sublette, Julio Torres; NBC Universal
  • "The President Show", Writers: Emily Altman, Anthony Atamanuik, Emmy Blotnick, Neil Casey, Mike Drucker, Noah Garfinkel, John Gemberling, Peter Grosz, Mitra Jouhari, John Knefel, Alison Leiby, Christine Nangle, John Reynolds, Jason Ross, Rae Sanni, Evan Waite; Comedy Central
  • "Weekend Update Summer Edition", Writers: Megan Callahan, Michael Che, Mikey Day, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Dennis McNicholas, Josh Patten, Katie Rich, Pete Schultz, Streeter Seidell, Kent Sublette, Brian Tucker; NBC Universal

Comedy/Variety Specials:
  • "39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors", Written by Dave Boone; CBS
  • "89th Annual Academy Awards", Written by Billy Kimball, Jon Macks; Special Material Written by Jack Allison, Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, Joelle Boucai, Gonzalo Cordova, Gary Greenberg, Josh Halloway, Sal Iacono, Eric Immerman, Bess Kalb, Jimmy Kimmel, Jeff Loveness, Molly McNearney, Danny Ricker, Joe Strazzullo; ABC
  • "AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton", Written by Bob Gazzale, Jon Macks; TNT
  • "Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy, Valentine's Day Special", Written by Scott Aukerman, Dave Ferguson, Mike Hanford, Tim Kalpakis, Joe Saunders, Akiva Schaffer; Additional Material Written by Zach Kanin, Claudia O’Doherty, Tim Robinson; Netflix
  • "Nathan For You: A Celebration", Written by Leo Allen, Nathan Fielder, Carrie Kemper, Michael Koman, Adam Locke-Norton, Eric Notarnicola; Comedy Central

Daytime Drama:
  • "General Hospital", Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Jean Passanante; Writers: Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Dave Rupel, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Christopher Van Etten, Christopher Whitesell; ABC
  • "Days of Our Lives", Writers: Ron Carlivati, Sheri Anderson, Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Lisa Connor, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon, Cydney Kelley, David Kreizman, David A. Levinson, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Elizabeth Snyder, Tyler Topits; NBC


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