Writers’ Guild of America, Great Britain, Awards 2017: nominees

Stranger Things

Westworld and Stranger Things have been nominated in the Drama categories at the Writers’ Guild of America Awards.

They join previous nominees The Americans, Better Call Saul and Game of Thrones.

FX’s Atlanta is the only new comedy alongside favourites including Veep and Transparent.

This Is Us scored a place in the New Series category plus a nod for Best Drama Episode with “The Trip,” competing against a trio of Better Call Saul episodes, the Game of Thrones season 6 finale and an episode of Shameless.

The Night Of, Speechless, Son of Zorn, American Crime and The People v. O.J. Simpson are amongst others up for awards.

Patton Oswalt hosts the awards held in the US on February 19th.

DRAMA SERIES
The Americans
Better Call Saul
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things
Westworld

COMEDY SERIES
Atlanta
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

NEW SERIES
Atlanta
Better Things
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

DRAMA EPISODE
“Gloves Off,” Better Call Saul
“Klick,” Better Call Saul
“Switch,” Better Call Saul
“The Winds of Winter,” Game of Thrones
“I Am a Storm,” Shameless
“The Trip,” This Is Us

COMEDY EPISODE
“Streets on Lock,” Atlanta
“Pilot,” One Mississippi
“A Taste of Zephyria,” Son of Zorn
“R-A-Y-C-Ray-Cation,” Speechless
“Kimmy Finds Her Mom,” Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
“Kimmy Goes on a Playdate,” Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

ORIGINAL LONG-FORM
American Crime
Confirmation
Harley and the Davidsons
Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge and Michel’le

ADAPTED LONG-FORM
11.22.63
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson
Madoff
The Night Of
Roots

ANIMATION
“Barthood,” The Simpsons
“First Day of Rule,” Elena of Avalor
“A Princess on Lothal,” Star Wars Rebels
“Fish Out of Water,” BoJack Horseman
“Stop the Presses,” BoJack Horseman

VARIETY TALK
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Late Night with Seth Meyers
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

VARIETY SKETCH
Documentary Now!
Inside Amy Schumer
Maya and Marty in Manhattan
Nathan For You
Saturday Night Live

ADAPTED SHORT-FORM NEW MEDIA
“Passage: Part 4,” Fear the Walking Dead
“Under Siege,” The Strain

You can read more (including the writers’ names!) at wga.org

Meanwhile The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain has also announced its shortlist for its annual awards, to be presented by Meera Syal on Monday 23 January 2017:

Best Long Form TV Drama
Victoria, Series 1, Episode 4, “The Clockwork Prince” (Daisy Goodwin), Trapped (Clive Bradley), Spotless, Pilot Episode (Ed McCardie)

Best Short Form TV Drama
Murder, “The Big Bang” (Robert Jones), And Then There Were None, Season 1, Episode 3 (Sarah Phelps), Ellen (Sarah Quintrell)

Best Long Running TV Series
Doctors, Season 18, Episode 29 “There Is No Place” (Claire Bennett), Coronation Street, Episode 8946 (Chris Fewtrell), Emmerdale, Season 1, Episode 7628 “Holly’s Death” (Karin Young)

Best TV Situation Comedy
Plebs, Series 3, Episode 1, “The Beasts” (Tom Basden, Sam Leifer), People Just Do Nothing, Series 3 (Asim Chaudhry, Allan Mustafa, Steve Stamp), Fleabag, Episode 1 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge)

Best Children’s TV Episode
Danger Mouse, Season 1, Episode 3 “Greenfinger” (James Griffiths, Mark Oswin), Hetty Feather, Series 2, Episode 10 “The Reunion” (Helen Blakeman), The Dumping Ground, Season 3, Episode 20 “Refuge” (Emma Reeves)

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