WGA Award Nominations


Writers are the unsung heroes of the biz.

That all changes on Saturday, Feb. 14, when the trophies are handed out at the 2015 Writers Guild Awards.

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced the nominees for the 2014 TV year, and to no one's surprise, HBO's Game of Thrones and True Detective each received multiple nominations, while Netflix scored big with Orange Is the New BlackOne newbie making a major splash? Amazon Prime's Transparent, which landed three nominations. Other big nominees included Mad Men, The Good Wife, Modern Family and Boardwalk Empire.

So which dramas and comedies' pens were the mightiest this year? 

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Jaimie Trueblood/AMC


Drama Series

Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Good Wife (CBS)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Mad Men (AMC)
True Detective (HBO)

Comedy Series

Louie (FX)
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Transparent (Amazon Prime)
Veep (HBO)

Maura Tierney, Dominic West, The Affair

Mark Schafer/SHOWTIME

New Series

The Affair (Showtime)
The Knick (Cinemax)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Transparent (Amazon Prime)
True Detective (HBO)

Long Form Original

Deliverance Creek (Lifetime)
Return to Zero (Lifetime)

Long Form Adapted

Houdini (History Channel)
Klondike, Parts One, Three and Six (Discovery Channel)
The Normal Heart (HBO)
Olive Kitteridge (HBO)
The Leftovers (HBO)

Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Lamorne Morris, Hannah Simone and Damon Wayans, Jr, New Girl

Ray Mickshaw/FOX

Episodic Drama

"A Day's Work" (Mad Men), Written by Jonathan Igla and Matthew Weiner; AMC
"Devil You Know" (Boardwalk Empire), Written by Howard Korder; HBO
"Donald the Normal" (Rectify), Written by Kate Powers & Ray McKinnon; Sundance Channel
"Friendless Child" (Boardwalk Empire), Written by Riccardo DiLoreto & Cristine Chambers and Howard Korder; HBO
"The Last Call" (The Good Wife), Written by Robert King & Michelle King; CBS
"The Lion and the Rose" (Game of Thrones), Written for Television by George R.R. Martin; HBO

Episodic Comedy

"The Cold" (Modern Family), Written by Rick Wiener & Kenny Schwartz; ABC
"Landline" (New Girl), Written by Rob Rosell; Fox
"Low Self Esteem City" (Orange Is the New Black), Written by Nick Jones; Netflix
"So Did the Fat Lady" (Louie), Written by Louis C.K.; FX
"Three Dinners" (Modern Family), Written by Abraham Higginbotham & Steven Levitan & Jeffrey Richman; ABC
"The Wilderness" (Transparent), Written by Ethan Kuperberg; Amazon Prime

To see the rest of the nominations for the 2015 Writers Guild Awards, check out wga.org.

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