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2019 Writers Guild Awards TV Nominees Announced

HBO's Barry and Succession earn multiple nominations as cable networks and streaming platforms dominate the major categories.

by | December 6, 2018 | Comments

The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) announced the Television Nominees for the 2019 Writers Guild Awards. A couple of new HBO series came up big, as Barry and Succession both scored nominations in their respective genre categories (Comedy and Drama) but also showed up in the New Series category, where they will square off against each other. Barry also earned an Episodic Comedy nomination for its pilot episode, bringing its total to three, while Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale joined Succession as the only two other series to earn nominations in more than one category. Read through for the full list of nominees for TV, new media, radio and promotional writing below, and come back on January 7 when the film nominees are announced.


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DRAMA SERIES


COMEDY SERIES


NEW SERIES


LONG FORM ORIGINAL


LONG FORM ADAPTED


ANIMATION

“Bart’s Not Dead”

The Simpsons
85%

“Boywatch”

Bob's Burgers
91%

“Just One of the Boyz 4 Now”

Bob's Burgers
91%

“Krusty the Clown”

The Simpsons
85%

“Mo Mommy Mo Problems”

Bob's Burgers
91%

“Send in Stewie, Please”

Family Guy

EPISODIC DRAMA

“Camelot”

Narcos: Mexico
88%

“The Car”

This Is Us
92%

“Episode 407”

The Affair
86%

“First Blood”

The Handmaid's Tale
88%

“Paean to the People”

Homeland
85%

“The Precious Blood of Jesus”

Ozark
81%

EPISODIC COMEDY

“Another Place”

Forever
94%

“Chapter One: Make Your Mark”

Barry
99%

“Halibut!”

Santa Clarita Diet
89%

“Kimmy and the Beest”

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
96%

“Pilot””

The Kids Are Alright
82%

“Who Knows Better Than I””

Orange Is the New Black
90%

COMEDY / VARIETY – TALK SERIES


COMEDY / VARIETY – SKETCH SERIES


COMEDY / VARIETY SPECIALS

  • 2018 Rose Parade Hosted by Cord & Tish, Written by Will Ferrell, Jake Fogelnest, Andrew Steele; CBS
  • Drew Michael Stand-Up Special, Written by Drew Michael; HBO
  • The Fake News with Ted Nelms, Written by John Aboud, Andrew Blitz, Michael Colton, Ed Helms, Elliott Kalan, Joseph Randazzo, Sara Schaefer; Comedy Central
  • The Oscars 2018, Written by Dave Boone, Carol Leifer, Jon Macks; Special Material Written by Megan Amram, Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, Joelle Boucai, Gonzalo Cordova, Adam Carolla, Devin Field, Gary Greenberg, Josh Halloway, Sal Iacono, Eric Immerman, Jesse Joyce, Bess Kalb, Jimmy Kimmel, Molly McNearney, Danny Ricker, Joe Strazzullo; ABC

QUIZ AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

  • Hollywood Game Night, Head Writers: Ann Slichter, Grant Taylor; Writers: Michael Agbabian, Alexandra Kokesh, Dwight D. Smith; NBC
  • Jeopardy!, Written by Matthew Caruso, John Duarte, Harry Friedman, Mark Gaberman, Deborah Griffin, Michele Loud, Robert McClenaghan, Jim Rhine, Steve D. Tamerius, Billy Wisse; ABC
  • Paid Off with Michael Torpey, Head Writer: Ethan Berlin; Writers: John Chaneski, Rosemarie DiSalvo, Leigh Hampton, Katie Hartman, Amanda Melson, Larry Owens, Jennie Sutton, Michael Torpey, Jeremy Weiner; truTV
  • Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Head Writer: Stephen A. Melcher, Jr.; Writers: Kyle Beakley, Tom Cohen, Patricia A. Cotter, Ryan Hopak, Gary Lucy, James Rowley, Ann Slichter, Dylan Snowden; Disney/ABC Syndication

DAYTIME DRAMA

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

CHILDREN’S EPISODIC AND SPECIALS

  • “Carnivorous Carnival: Part One” (A Series of Unfortunate Events), Teleplay by Joe Tracz; Netflix
  • “The Ersatz Elevator: Part One” (A Series of Unfortunate Events), Teleplay by Daniel Handler; Netflix
  • “For The Last Time” (Andi Mack), Written by Jonathan S. Hurwitz; Disney Channel
  • “Picture Day” (Alexa & Katie), Written by Ray Lancon; Netflix
  • “Warehouse Towel Fight” fka “Emil Strikes Back” (Prince of Peoria), Written by Marty Donovan; Netflix

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – CURRENT EVENTS

  • “Black Hole Apocalypse” (Nova), Written by Rushmore DeNooyer; PBS
  • “Blackout in Puerto Rico” (Frontline), Written by Rick Young; PBS
  • “The Gang Crackdown” (Frontline), Written by Marcela Gaviria; PBS
  • “Trump’s Takeover” (Frontline), Written by Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser; PBS

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS

  • “Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia – Part 1” (Frontline), Written by David Fanning & Linda Hirsch & Martin Smith; PBS
  • “The Circus, Part One” (American Experience), Written by Sharon Grimberg; PBS
  • “The Eugenics Crusade” (American Experience), Written by Michelle Ferrari; PBS
  • “Into The Amazon” (American Experience), Written by John Maggio; PBS

NEWS SCRIPT – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT

  • “Catastrophe” (60 Minutes), Written by Scott Pelley, Katie Kerbstat, Nicole Young; CBS News
  • “Las Vegas Massacre” (CBS Evening News with Anthony Mason), Written by Jerry Cipriano and Joe Clines; CBS News
  • “The Spotted Pig” (60 Minutes), Written by Anderson Cooper and Oriana Zill de Granados; CBS News

NEWS SCRIPT – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY

  • “100,000 Women” (60 Minutes), Written by Scott Pelley and Oriana Zill de Granados; CBS News
  • “On Broadway: Rodgers and Hammerstein” (CBS Sunday Morning), Written by Mo Rocca and Kay M. Lim; CBS News
  • “War Crime” (60 Minutes), Written by Scott Pelley, Katie Kerbstat, Nicole Young; CBS News
  • “Wounds of War” (60 Minutes), Written by Scott Pelley, Katie Kerbstat, Nicole Young; CBS News

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