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'Futurama,' 'The Simpsons' Lead WGA Nominations

The Writers Guild of America announces its nominees for the 2014 Writers Guild Awards in the TV, new media, news and radio categories, with Futurama and The Simpsons sweeping the animation category.

The Writers Guild of America on Thursday announced its nominees for the 2014 Writers Guild Awards in the TV, new media, news and radio categories -- with Futurama and The Simpsons sweeping the animation category.

The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio and promotional writing and graphic animation. The theatrical and documentary screenplay nominees will be announced January 3, while the video game writing nominees will be unveiled January 9.

The awards will be handed out Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York. The WGAW ceremony will once again be held at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, and the WGAE ceremony will be held at the Edison Ballroom.

The list of nominees is shown below -- for names of all nominated writers, head over to the WGA website.

DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad
The Good Wife
Homeland
House of Cards
Mad Men

COMEDY SERIES
30 Rock
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation
Orange Is the New Black
Veep

NEW SERIES
The Americans
House of Cards
Masters of Sex
Orange is the New Black
Ray Donovan

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
“Career Day” (Modern Family), Written by Paul Corrigan & Brad Walsh; ABC
“Farm Strong” (Modern Family), Written by Elaine Ko; ABC
“Hogcock!” (30 Rock), Written by Jack Burditt & Robert Carlock; NBC
“Lesbian Request Denied” (Orange Is the New Black), Written by Sian Heder; Netflix
“Leslie and Ben” (Parks and Recreation), Written by Michael Schur & Alan Yang; NBC
“Pilot” (Orange Is the New Black), Teleplay by Liz Friedman and Jenji Kohan; Netflix

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

SHORT FORM NEW MEDIA – ORIGINAL
“Episode 4: The Collected Sylvia” (Sylvia Plath: Girl Detective), Written by Mike Simses; sylviaplathgirldetective.com
“Episode 8” (Lauren, Season 2), Written by Jay Rodan; youtube.com/wigs
“I Do Over Part 1” (Husbands), Written by Bradley C. Bell & Jane Espenson; cwseed.com
“I Do Over Part 2” (Husbands), Written by Bradley C. Bell & Jane Espenson; cwseed.com

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
The Colbert Report
Conan
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live

COMEDY / VARIETY – MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES – SPECIALS
Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas

QUIZ AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
Jeopardy!

DAYTIME DRAMA
Days of Our Lives
General Hospital
The Young and the Restless

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

DOCUMENTARY – CURRENT EVENTS
“Cliffhanger” (Frontline), Written by Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser; PBS
“Egypt in Crisis” (Frontline), Written by Marcela Gaviria & Martin Smith; PBS

DOCUMENTARY – OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS
“The Abolitionists” (American Experience), Written by Rob Rapley; PBS
“The Choice 2012” (Frontline), Written by Michael Kirk; PBS
“Episode 1” (The Dust Bowl), Written by Dayton Duncan; PBS
“Silicon Valley” (American Experience), Telescript by Randall MacLowry and Michelle Ferrari; Story by Randall MacLowry; PBS

Source: Writers Guild of America