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[01/20/04 - 12:00 AM]
2004 Wga Award Nominees; 2004 Producers Guild Award Winners
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- The nominees for the 56th Annual WGA Awards were announced this week. Here's a complete list of all the television categories:

Episodic Drama

ABOMINATION (Law & Order: SVU), Written by Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters; NBC

BOUNTY (Law & Order), Written by Michael S. Chernuchin; NBC

DISASTER RELIEF (The West Wing), Teleplay by Alexa Junge, Story by Alexa Junge & Lauren Schmidt; NBC

LOSS (Law & Order: SVU), Written by Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters; NBC

PILOT (The O.C.), Written by Josh Schwartz; Fox

7:00 P.M. -- 8:00 P.M. (24), Written by Evan Katz; Fox

Episodic Comedy

DAY CARE (Malcolm in the Middle), Written by Gary Murphy & Neil Thompson; Fox

MALCOLM FILMS REESE (Malcolm in the Middle), Written by Dan Kopelman; Fox

NO SEX, PLEASE, WE'RE SKITTISH (Frasier), Written by Bob Daily; NBC

A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO SHOES (Sex and the City), Written by Jenny Bicks; HBO

Original Long Form

AND STARRING PANCHO VILLA AS HIMSELF, Written by Larry Gelbart; HBO

Episode 1, BEYOND THE SKY and Episode 2, JACOB AND JESSE (Taken), Written by Leslie Bohem; USA

CAESAR, Written by Peter Pruce and Craig Warner; TNT

WILDER DAYS, Written by Jeff Stockwell; TNT

Adapted Long Form

NORMAL, Teleplay by Jane Anderson, Based on the play "Looking for Normal" by Jane Anderson; HBO

OUT OF THE ASHES, Teleplay by Anne Meredith, Based on the book "I Was a Doctor in Auschwitz" by Dr. Gisella Perl; Showtime

RUDY: THE RUDY GIULIANI STORY, Written by Stanley Weiser, Based on the book "Rudy!" by Wayne Barrett; USA

THE STRANGER BESIDE ME, Teleplay by Matthew McDuffie and Matthew Tabak, Based on the book by Ann Rule; USA

Animation

THE DAD WHO KNEW TOO LITTLE (The Simpsons), Written by Matt Selman; Fox

MOE BABY BLUES (The Simpsons), Written by J. Stewart Burns; Fox

MY MOTHER THE CARJACKER (The Simpsons), Written by Michael Price; Fox

REBORN TO BE WILD (King of the Hill), Written by Tony Gama-Lobo & Rebecca May; Fox

RESCUE JET FUSION (The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius), Written by Steven Banks; Nickelodeon

THE STING (Futurama), Written by Patric M. Verrone; Fox

Comedy/Variety -- Music, Awards, Tributes -- Specials

THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, Written by George Stevens, Jr., Sara Lukinson and David Leaf; CBS

THE 75TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS, Written by Hal Kanter, Rita Cash, Buz Kohan, Special Material Written by Steve Martin, Beth Armogida, Dave Barry, Dave Boone, Andy Breckman, Jon Macks, Rita Rudner, Bruce Vilanch; ABC

Comedy/Variety -- (including talk) Series

LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN, Written by Mike Sweeney, Chris Albers, Jose Arroyo, Andy Blitz, Kevin Dorff, Jonathan Glaser, Michael Gordon, Brian Kiley, Michael Koman, Brian McCann, Guy Nicolucci, Conan O'Brien, Andrew Secunda, Allison Silverman, Robert Smigel, Brian Stack, Andrew Weinberg; NBC

MAD TV, Writing supervised by Scott King, Written by Dick Blasucci, Lauren Dombrowski, Bryan Adams, Bruce McCoy, Michael Hitchcock, Steven Cragg, Chris Cluess, John Crane, Jennifer Joyce, Tami Sagher, David Salzman, Richard Talarico, Jim Wise, Kal Clarke, Sultan Pepper, Bill Kelley, Maiya Williams, Dino Stamatopoulos, Rick Najera, Brooks McBeth, Jason Kordelos, Michael McDonald, Stephnie Weir; FOX

PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT!, Written by Penn Jillette, Teller, David Wechter, John McLaughlin; Showtime

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, Written by Billy Martin, Scott Carter, David Feldman, Brian Jacobsmeyer, Jay Jaroch, Chris Kelly, Bill Maher, Ned Rice, Paul F. Tompkins; HBO

Daytime Serials

ALL MY CHILDREN, Written by Agnes Nixon, Megan McTavish, Gordon Rayfield, Anna Theresa Cascio, Frederick Johnson, Jeff Beldner, Janet Iacobuzio, Lisa Connor, Addie Walsh, Victor Miller, Mimi Leahey, Bettina F. Bradbury, John PiRoman, Karen Lewis, Amanda Robb, Rebecca Taylor, Christina Covino, David A. Levinson; ABC

ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Written by Josh Griffith, Michael Malone, Shelly Altman, Lorraine Broderick, Richard Backus, Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, David Colson, Leslie Nipkow, Michelle Poteet Lisanti, Becky Cole, James Fryman, Katherine Schock, Ginger Redmon, Daniel Griffin; ABC

Children's Script

DON'T LOOK BACK (Out There), Written by Willie Reale and Mark Palmer; PBS

FULL COURT MIRACLE, Written by Joel Silverman and Joel Kauffmann & Donald C. Yost; Disney Channel

I WAS A TEENAGE FAUST, Written by Thom Eberhardt; Showtime

THE MALDONADO MIRACLE, Teleplay by Paul W. Cooper, Based upon the novel "The Maldonado Miracle" by Theodore Taylor; Showtime

Documentary - Current Events

TRUTH, WAR AND CONSEQUENCES (Frontline), Written by Martin Smith; PBS

THE WAR BEHIND CLOSED DOORS (Frontline), Written by Michael J. Kirk; PBS

Documentary - Other Than Current Events

BECOMING AMERICAN: THE CHINESE EXPERIMENT -- BETWEEN TWO WORLDS (PART 2), Written by Thomas Lennon & Mi Ling Tsui and Bill Moyers; PBS

CYBER WAR! (Frontline), Written by Michael J. Kirk; PBS

THE ELEGANT UNIVERSE: THE STRING'S THE THING (Nova), Written by Joseph McMaster; PBS

THE ELEGANT UNIVERSE: WELCOME TO THE 11TH DIMENSION (Nova), Written by Julia Cort & Joseph McMaster, PBS

THE MURDER OF EMMETT TILL (The American Experience), Written by Marcia Smith, PBS

SEABISCUIT (The American Experience), Written by Michelle Ferrari; PBS

News - Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin or Breaking Report

PASSING OF MUSIC LEGENDS (CBS News Sunday Morning), Written by Robert Mank; CBS

SHOWDOWN WITH SADDAM (CBS News), Written by John Craig Wilson; CBS

News - Analysis, Feature, or Commentary

BAPTISM BY FIRE (60 Minutes), Written by Barbara Dury & Morley Safer; CBS

WALL STREET (NOW with Bill Moyers), Written by Michael Winship & Bill Moyers; PBS

The winners will be announced at the 56th Annual WGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, February 21, 2004 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, the winners were announced for the 15th Annual Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, January 17. Here's a complete list of the winners in the television categories:

THE NORMAN FELTON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR AWARD (EPISODIC TELEVISION � DRAMA): Six Feet Under (HBO)
Producers: Alan Ball, Alan Poul and Robert Greenblatt & David Janollari

THE DANNY THOMAS PRODUCER OF THE YEAR AWARD (EPISODIC TELEVISION � COMEDY): Sex and the City (HBO)
Producers: Michael Patrick King, Cindy Chupack, John P. Melfi, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jenny Bicks and Jane Raab

THE DAVID L. WOLPER PRODUCER OF THE YEAR AWARD (LONG-FORM TELEVISION): My House in Umbria (HBO)
Producers: Frank Doelger, Robert Allan Ackerman and Ann Wingate

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR AWARD (REALITY/GAME/INFORMATIONAL SERIES TELEVISION): Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (Bravo)
Producers: David Collins, Michael Williams, David Metzler and Lynn Sadofsky





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· 24 (FOX)
· 60 MINUTES (CBS)
· AND STARRING PANCHO VILLA AS HIMSELF (HBO)
· ANN RULE PRESENTS: THE STRANGER BESIDE ME (USA)
· CAESAR (TNT)
· FRASIER (NBC)
· FUTURAMA (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· KING OF THE HILL (FOX)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE (FOX)
· MALDONADO MIRACLE, THE (SHOWTIME)
· MY HOUSE IN UMBRIA (HBO)
· NORMAL (HBO)
· OC, THE (FOX)
· OUT OF THE ASHES (SHOWTIME)
· PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT (SHOWTIME)
· QUEER EYE (BRAVO)
· REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER (HBO)
· RUDY! (USA)
· SEX AND THE CITY (HBO)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)
· SIX FEET UNDER (HBO)
· STEVEN SPIELBERG PRESENTS: TAKEN (SYFY)
· WEST WING, THE (NBC)
· WILDER DAYS (TNT)









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