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[12/08/08 - 01:43 PM]
2009 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced
The 61st anniversary event will be held on Saturday, February 7 with simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City.

[via press release from WGA]

2009 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced

LOS ANGELES, NEW YORK -- The Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America, East today announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, radio, news, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2008 season to be honored at the upcoming 2009 Writers Guild Awards on February 7, 2009, in Los Angeles and New York.

TELEVISION NOMINEES

DRAMATIC SERIES

Dexter, Written by Scott Buck, Daniel Cerone, Charles H. Eglee, Adam E. Fiero, Lauren Gussis, Clyde Phillips, Scott Reynolds, Melissa Rosenberg, Tim Schlattmann; Showtime

Friday Night Lights, Written by Bridget Carpenter, Kerry Ehrin, Brent Fletcher, Jason Gavin, Carter Harris, Elizabeth Heldens, David Hudgins, Jason Katims, Patrick Massett, Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, John Zinman; NBC

Lost, Written by Carlton Cuse, Drew Goddard, Adam Horowitz, Christina M. Kim, Edward Kitsis, Damon L. Lindelof, Greggory Nations, Kyle Pennington, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Brian K. Vaughan; ABC

Mad Men, Written by Lisa Albert, Jane Anderson, Rick Cleveland, David Isaacs, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Marti Noxon, Robin Veith, Matthew Weiner; AMC

The Wire, Written by Ed Burns, Chris Collins, David Mills, David Simon, William F. Zorzi, Richard Price, Dennis Lehane, George Pelecanos; HBO

COMEDY SERIES

30 Rock, Written by Jack Burditt, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Donald Glover, Andrew Guest, Matt Hubbard, Jon Pollack, John Riggi, Tami Sagher, Ron Weiner; NBC

Entourage, Written by Doug Ellin, Jeremy Miller, Ally Musika, Steve Pink, Rob Weiss; HBO

The Office, Written by Steve Carell, Jennifer Celotta, Greg Daniels, Lee Eisenberg, Brent Forrester, Dan Goor, Charlie Grandy, Mindy Kaling, Ryan Koh, Lester Lewis, Paul Lieberstein, Warren Lieberstein, B.J. Novak, Michael Schur, Aaron Shure, Justin Spitzer, Gene Stupnitsky, Halsted Sullivan; NBC

The Simpsons, Written by J. Stewart Burns, Daniel Chun, Joel H. Cohen, Kevin Curran, John Frink, Tom Gammill, Stephanie Gillis, Dan Greaney, Reid Harrison, Al Jean, Billy Kimball, Tim Long, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Bill Odenkirk, Carolyn Omine, Don Payne, Michael Price, Max Pross, Mike Reiss, Mike Scully, Matt Selman, Matt Warburton, Jeff Westbrook, Marc Wilmore, William Wright; Fox

Weeds, Written by Roberto Benabib, Mark A. Burley, Ron Fitzgerald, David Holstein, Rolin Jones, Brendan Kelly, Jenji Kohan, Victoria Morrow, Matthew Salsberg; Showtime

NEW SERIES

Breaking Bad, Written by Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Patty Lin, George Mastras; AMC

Fringe, Written by JJ Abrams, Jason Cahill, Julia Cho, David H. Goodman, Felicia Henderson, Brad Caleb Kane, Alex Kurtzman, Darin Morgan, J.R. Orci, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Zack Whedon; Fox

In Treatment, Written by Rodrigo Garcia, Bryan Goluboff, Davey Holmes, William Meritt Johnson, Amy Lippman, Sarah Treem; HBO

Life on Mars, Written by Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Scott Rosenberg, Becky Hartman Edwards, David Wilcox, Adele Lim, Bryan Oh, Tracy McMillan, Sonny Postiglione, Phil M. Rosenberg, Meredith Averill; ABC

True Blood, Written by Alan Ball, Brian Buckner, Raelle Tucker, Alexander Woo, Nancy Oliver, Chris Offutt; HBO

EPISODIC DRAMA � any length � one airing time

"Don't Ever Change" (House), Written by Doris Egan & Leonard Dick; Fox

"Double Booked" (Burn Notice), Written by Craig O'Neill & Jason Tracey; USA

"Gray Matter" (Breaking Bad), Written by Patty Lin; AMC

"Pilot" (Breaking Bad), Written by Vince Gilligan; AMC

"Pilot" (Eli Stone), Written by Greg Berlanti & Marc Guggenheim; ABC

"There's Something About Harry" (Dexter), Written by Scott Reynolds; Showtime

EPISODIC COMEDY � any length � one airing time

"Believe in the Stars" (30 Rock), Written by Robert Carlock; NBC

"Cooter" (30 Rock), Written by Tina Fey; NBC

"Crime Aid" (The Office), Written by Charlie Grandy; NBC

"Crush'd" (Ugly Betty), Written by Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally; ABC

"Succession" (30 Rock), Written by Andrew Guest & John Riggi; NBC

"Vote for This and I Promise to Do Something Crazy at the Emmys" (My Name is Earl), Written by Greg Garcia; NBC

LONG FORM � ORIGINAL � over one hour � one or two parts, one or two airing times

An American Crime, Written by Tommy O'Haver & Irene Turner; Showtime

"Pilot" (Fringe), Written by JJ Abrams & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci; Fox

Recount, Written by Danny Strong; HBO

LONG FORM � ADAPTATION � over one hour � one or two parts, one or two airing times

Generation Kill, "Episode 6," Teleplay by Ed Burns, Story by David Simon & Ed Burns, Based on the book by Evan Wright; "Episode 7," Teleplay by David Simon, Story by David Simon & Ed Burns, Based on the book by Evan Wright; HBO

John Adams, "Episode 1, Join or Die," Teleplay by Kirk Ellis, Based on the book by David McCullough; "Episode 2, Independence," Teleplay by Kirk Ellis, Based on the book by David McCullough; HBO

The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Teleplay by John Pielmeier, Based on the book by Kim Edwards; Lifetime

ANIMATION � any length � one airing time

"Apocalypse Cow" (The Simpsons), Written by Jeff Westbrook; Fox

"The Debarted" (The Simpsons), Written by Joel H. Cohen; Fox

"E Pluribus Wiggum" (The Simpsons), Written by Michael Price; Fox

"Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words" (The Simpsons), Written by Tim Long; Fox

"Life: A Loser's Manual" (King of the Hill), Written by Dan McGrath; Fox

"Strangeness on a Train" (King of the Hill), Written by Jim Dauterive; Fox

COMEDY / VARIETY � (INCLUDING TALK) SERIES

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Writers Mike Sweeney, Chris Albers, Jose Arroyo, Dan Cronin, Kevin Dorff, Daniel J. Goor, Michael Gordon, Berkley Johnson, Brian Kiley, Michael Koman, Brian McCann, Guy Nicolucci, Conan O'Brien, Matt O'Brien, Robert Smigel, Brian Stack, Andrew Weinberg; NBC

Late Show with David Letterman, Head Writers Eric Stangel, Justin Stangel, Writers Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland, Steve Young, Tom Ruprecht, Lee Ellenberg, Matt Roberts, Jeremy Weiner, Joe Grossman, Bill Scheft, Bob Borden, Frank Sebastiano, David Letterman; CBS

Real Time with Bill Maher, Writers Bill Maher, Billy Martin, Scott Carter, Adam Felber, Matt Gunn, Brian Jacobsmeyer, Jay Jaroch, Chris Kelly, Danny Vermont; HBO

Saturday Night Live, Head Writers Seth Meyers, Andrew Steele, Paula Pell, Writers Doug Abeles, James Anderson, Alex Baze, Jessica Conrad, James Downey, Charlie Grandy, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, John Lutz, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Paula Pell, Simon Rich, Marika Sawyer, Akiva Schaffer, Robert Smigel, John Solomon, Emily Spivey, Andrew Steele, Kent Sublette, Jorma Taccone, Bryan Tucker, Additional Sketches by Robert Carlock; NBC

The Colbert Report, Head Writers Allison Silverman, Tom Purcell, Rich Dahm, Writers Michael Brumm, Stephen Colbert, Rob Dubbin, Glenn Eichler, Peter Groz, Peter Gwinn, Barry Julien, Laura Krafft, Jay Katsir, Frank Lesser, Meredith Scardino; Comedy Central

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Head Writer Steve Bodow, Writers Rory Albanese, Rachel Axler, Kevin Bleyer, Rich Blomquist, Tim Carvell, Wyatt Cenac, J.R. Havlan, DJ Javerbaum, Rob Kutner, Josh Lieb, Sam Means, John Oliver, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart; Comedy Central

COMEDY / VARIETY � MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES � SPECIALS

2008 Film Independent Spirit Awards, Written by Billy Kimball, Aaron Lee, Jennifer Celotta, Rainn Wilson; IFC/AMC

Jimmy Kimmel's Big Night of Stars, Written by Jimmy Kimmel, Gary Greenberg, Molly McNearney, Bryan Paulk, Ned Rice, Jon Bines, Will Burke, Rick Rosner, Jake Lentz, Sal Iacono, Tony Barbieri; ABC

DAYTIME SERIALS

As the World Turns, Written by Jean Passanante, Leah Laiman, Courtney Simon, Lisa Connor, David A. Levinson, Peter Brash, Richard Culliton, Susan Dansby, Cheryl Davis, Leslie Nipkow; CBS

One Life to Live, Written by Ron Carlivati, Carolyn Culliton, Elizabeth Page, Aida Croal, Shelly Altman, Janet Iacobuzio, Christopher Van Etten, Anna Theresa Cascio; ABC

CHILDREN'S EPISODIC & SPECIALS

"Elmo's Christmas Countdown" (Sesame Workshop), Written by Joey Mazzarino; ABC

"Spencer's 18th Birthday" (South of Nowhere), Written by Arika Lisanne Mittman; The "N"

"The Un-Party" (Imagination Movers), Written by Scott Gray; Disney Channel

CHILDREN'S SCRIPT- LONG FORM OR SPECIAL

"Polar Bears" (The Naked Brothers Band), Written by Polly Draper; Nickelodeon

DOCUMENTARY � CURRENT EVENTS

"Bush's War: Part One" (Frontline), Written by Michael Kirk; PBS

Depression: Out of the Shadows, Written by Larkin McPhee; PBS

"Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial" (NOVA), Written by Joseph McMaster; PBS

"Rules of Engagement" (Frontline), Written by Arun Rath; PBS

"The Medicated Child" (Frontline), Written by Marcela Gaviria; PBS

DOCUMENTARY � OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS

Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil & The Presidency, Written by Carl Byker; PBS

"Kit Carson" (American Experience), Written by Michelle Ferrari; PBS

"Secrets of the Parthenon" (NOVA), Written by Gary Glassman; PBS

The Jewish Americans, Episode Two: "The Best of Times, The Worst of Times (1924-1945)," Written by David Grubin; PBS

The Truth About Cancer, Written by Linda Garmon; PBS

NEWS � REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN OR BREAKING REPORT

ABC Weekend News, Written by Joel Siegel, Karen Mooney, David Muir; ABC

"Up to the Minute" (CBS News), Written by Matt Nelko; CBS

NEWS � ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY

"Exonerated" (60 Minutes), Written by Tom Anderson and Jenny Dubin; CBS

"Show Me the Love: Amazing Pen Pal Connection" (Good Morning America), Written by Raquel Hecker; ABC

"The Warren Buffett Challenge: Are the Rich Taxed Enough?" (Good Morning America), Written by Lisa Ferri; ABC

"Yankee Stadium and the New Gilded Age" (Bill Moyers Journal), Writers Bill Moyers & Michael Winship; PBS

RADIO NOMINEES

DOCUMENTARY

Black History Month, Written by Anthony J. McHugh; CBS

NEWS � REGULARLY SCHEDULED OR BREAKING

Edmund Hillary Obituary, Written by Steven Gosset; CBS

Passages, Written by Gail Lee; CBS

Paul Harvey News, Written by Stu Chamberlain; ABC

The Passing of George Carlin, Written by Thomas A. Sabella; CBS

World News This Week, Written by Marianne J. Pryor; ABC

NEWS � ANALYSIS, FEATURE OR COMMENTARY

Katie Couric's Notebook, Written by Paul Farry; CBS

Our Fathers' Magic Carpet, Written by Mike Silverstein; ABC

The Happy Birthday Controversy, Written by Joel Siegel, John Cochran; ABC

Tributes, Written by Gail Lee; CBS

PROMOTIONAL WRITING AND GRAPHIC ANIMATION NOMINEES

ON-AIR PROMOTION (RADIO OR TELEVISION)

How to Bluster in the Jungle While Staying Two Steps Ahead, Written by Michelle Straebler; WNBC

Jericho: Two-Minute Drills, Written by Eric Jacobson; CBS

TELEVISION GRAPHIC ANIMATION

Coverage of PGA Golf, David Keller; CBS

Three Animations, Monica DiNatale Eureyecko; CBS

"Medical Animations" (CBS Evening News), David Rosen; CBS

The 2009 Writers Guild Awards � the WGA's 61st anniversary awards show � will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2009, with simultaneous ceremonies at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City.

For more information about the 2009 Writers Guild Awards submission process, guidelines, and official entry forms, please visit www.wga.org or www.wgaeast.org.

For media inquiries about the 2009 Writers Guild Awards Los Angeles show, please contact Gregg Mitchell in the WGAW Communications Dept. at: (323) 782-4574, email: Gregg Mitchell.

For media inquiries about the 2009 Writers Guild Awards New York show, please contact Sherry Goldman in the WGAE Public Relations Dept. at (718) 224-4133 or email: Sherry Goldman.

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) represent writers in the motion picture, broadcast, cable, and new media industries in both entertainment and news.





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· 30 ROCK (NBC)
· 60 MINUTES (CBS)
· BREAKING BAD (AMC)
· BURN NOTICE (USA)
· DEXTER (SHOWTIME)
· ELI STONE (ABC)
· ENTOURAGE (HBO)
· FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (DIRECTV)
· FRINGE (FOX)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· IN TREATMENT (HBO)
· KING OF THE HILL (FOX)
· LIFE ON MARS (ABC)
· LOST (ABC)
· MAD MEN (AMC)
· MY NAME IS EARL (NBC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)
· TRUE BLOOD (HBO)
· UGLY BETTY (ABC)
· WEEDS (SHOWTIME)
· WIRE, THE (HBO)





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