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‘Bob’s Burgers’ and ‘The Simpsons’ Lead 2022 WGA Awards Nominations for Animation

FOX shows nab 5 noms, with ‘Tuca & Bertie’ taking the sixth; winners to be honored at March 20 WGA awards ceremony.

Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2021. Winners will be honored on March 20 at the annual WGA 2022 awards ceremony.

Three FOX shows took five of the six Animation category nominations, with Bob’s Burgers and The Simpsons each receiving two:


  • “An Incon-Wheelie-ent Truth” (Bob’s Burgers), Written by Dan Fybel; Fox
  • “Loft in Bedslation” (Bob’s Burgers), Written by Jameel Saleem, Fox
  • “Must Love Dogs” (Family Guy), Written by Daniel Peck; Fox
  • “Planteau” (Tuca & Bertie), Written by Lisa Hanawalt; Cartoon Network
  • “Portrait of a Lackey on Fire” (The Simpsons), Written by Rob LaZebnik & Johnny LaZebnik; Fox
  • “The Star of the Backstage” (The Simpsons), Written by Elisabeth Kiernen Averick; Fox


  • “A Big Favor for Grampy/A Fair Way to Bounce” (Donkey Hodie), Written by Adam Rudman & David Rudman, Joey Mazzarino; PBS KIDS/
  • “Park Ranger Percy / Lizard Lizzy” (Helpsters) Written by Annabeth Bondor-Stone, Connor White, Liz Hara; Apple TV+
  • “Rice” (Waffles + Mochi), Written by Lyric Lewis; Netflix
  • “The Tale of the Midnight Magic” (Are You Afraid of the Dark?), Written by JT Billings, Alex Ebel; Nickelodeon
  • “Which Witch?” (Just Beyond), Written by Mitali Jahagirdar; Disney+

The full list of nominations can be viewed on the WGA Awards website.

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.