WGA Award Nominees Announced

Posted by at 11:31 am on December 7, 2012

The nominees for the 2013 Writers Guild Awards have been announced and AMC’s Breaking Bad is the most-nominated series with a total of five nods (including best drama series). ABC’s Modern Family, meanwhile, leads the comedy pack, with four nominations. ToT favorite Sons of Anarchy is a noteworthy and unconscinable miss in the Drama category, maybe the Guild is afraid of Curt Sutter after watching his performance the the SOA season 5 finale.

New series making the WGA’s ist include HBO’s Girls, Veep and The Newsroom, ABC’s Nashville and Fox’s The Mindy Project, while ABC’s now-defunct One Life to Live is in the Daytime Drama race.

The major categories are as follows; a complete list of nominations is at WGA.org. Awards will be handed out Feb. 17, 2013 in ceremonies held simultaneously in Los Angeles and New York City.


  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Breaking Bad
  • Game of Thrones
  • Homeland
  • Mad Men


  • Breaking Bad, “Buyout” (Jesse and Mike quit the meth business, infuriating Walt)
  • Breaking Bad, “Dead Freight” (After Walt & Co. steal from a cargo train, Todd shoots their only witness)
  • Breaking Bad, “Fifty-One” (As Walt celebrates his birthday, Skyler hopes for his death)
  • Homeland, “New Car Smell” (Carrie meets Brody at a hotel bar, then follows him to his room)
  • Mad Men, “The Other Woman” (Joan beds the Jaguar guy, Peggy quits SCDP)
  • Breaking Bad, “Say My Name” (The DEA closes in on Mike)


  • 30 Rock
  • Girls
  • Louie
  • Modern Family
  • Parks and Recreation


  • Parks and Recreation, “The Debate” (Leslie faces off against Bobby Newport)
  • Episodes, “Episode 9″ (Season 2 finale; Merc is honored the day he is fired)
  • 30 Rock, “Leap Day” (Leap Day is presented as a widely celebrated holiday)
  • Modern Family, “Little Bo Bleep” (Claire preps for her debate; Lily has an F-ing problem)
  • Modern Family, “Mistery Date” (Matthew Broderick guests as a new gym buddy of Phil’s)
  • Modern Family, “Virgin Territory” (Phil learns that Hayley is not so “innocent”)


  • Girls, HBO
  • The Mindy Project, Fox
  • Nashville, ABC
  • The Newsroom, HBO
  • Veep, HBO


  • The Colbert Report
  • Conan
  • The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • Key & Peele
  • Portlandia
  • Real Time With Bill Maher
  • Saturday Night Live


  • Hatfields & McCoys
  • Hemingway & Gelhorn
  • Political Animals


  • Days of Our Lives
  • One Life to Live
  • The Young and the Restless

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