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‘The Simpsons’ Leads 2023 WGA Awards Nominations for Animation

FOX’s iconic series once again nabs multiple noms, with ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ last year's winner ‘Tuca & Bertie,’ and ‘Undone’ rounding out the list; winners to be honored at March 5 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 2022. Winners will be honored on March 5 at the WGA 2023 awards ceremony.

The complete list of nominations can be found here. Animation-related nominations are as follows:


  • “Girls Just Shauna Have Fun” (The Simpsons), written by Jeff Westbrook; Fox
  • “The Pain Garden” (Tuca & Bertie), written by Lisa Hanawalt; Adult Swim
  • “Pixelated and Afraid” (The Simpsons), written by John Frink, Fox
  • “Rectify” (Undone), written by Elijah Aron & Patrick Metcalf; Prime Video
  • “The Sound of Bleeding Gums” (The Simpsons), written by Loni Steele Sosthand; Fox
  • “To Bob, or Not To Bob” (Bob’s Burgers), written by Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin & Wendy Molyneux; Fox

Last year, in a virtual ceremony, the Tuca & Bertie episode “Planteau,” written by Lisa Hanawalt, took home the award.

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