WGA Nominates Women Screenwriters for Dallas Buyers Club, Before Midnight

WGA Nominates Women Screenwriters for Dallas Buyers Club, Before Midnight

The Writers Guild of America announced their 2014 award nominees today. Only two female screenwriters — Dallas Buyers Club co-writer Melisa Wallack and Before Midnight co-writer/star Julie Delpy — were honored. 

As usual, women writers fared better in the nonfiction field. Sarah Polley picked up another nod for Stories We Tell, while No Place on Earth director Janet Tobias received a documentayr nomination for co-writing No Place on Earth, as did co-director/co-writer Sara Lukinson for Herblock

Women writers were represented on all the TV shows singled out for WGA recognition. Among the single-episode categories, Gennifer Hutchison (Breaking Bad), Michelle King (The Good Wife), and Michelle Ashford (Masters of Sex) earned individual nods for dramas, as did Elaine Ko (Modern Family), Sian Heder (Orange is the New Black), and Liz Friedman and Jenji Kohan (Orange is the New Black again) for comedies.

Scroll down for the list of films and TV programs with women nominees:

SCREEN
NOMINEES

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Dallas Buyers
Club
, Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack;
Focus Features

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Before
Midnight
, Written by Richard Linklater & Julie
Delpy
 & Ethan Hawke; Based on characters created by
Richard Linklater & Kim Krizan; Sony Classics

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

Herblock – The Black & The White, Written by Sara Lukinson & Michael
Stevens
; The Stevens Company

No Place on
Earth
, Written by Janet Tobias & Paul Laikin;
Magnolia Pictures

Stories We
Tell
, Written by Sarah Polley; Roadside Attractions


TV-NEW MEDIA

DRAMA SERIES

Breaking Bad, Written by Sam
Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Thomas
Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett
; AMC

The Good Wife, Written by Meredith
Averill, Leonard Dick, Keith Eisner, Jacqueline Hoyt, Ted Humphrey, Michelle
King, Robert King, Erica Shelton Kodish, Matthew Montoya, J.C. Nolan, Luke
Schelhaas, Nichelle Tramble Spellman, Craig Turk, Julia Wolfe
; CBS

Homeland, Written by Henry
Bromell, William E. Bromell, Alexander Cary, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Barbara
Hall, Patrick Harbinson, Chip Johannessen, Meredith Stiehm, Charlotte Stoudt,
James Yoshimura
; Showtime

House of
Cards
, Written by Kate Barnow, Rick Cleveland, Sam Forman, Gina
Gionfriddo, Keith Huff, Sarah Treem, Beau Willimon
; Netflix

Mad Men, Written by Lisa
Albert, Semi Chellas, Jason Grote, Jonathan Igla, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria
Jacquemetton, Janet Leahy, Erin Levy, Michael Saltzman, Tom Smuts, Matthew
Weiner, Carly Wray
; AMC

COMEDY
SERIES

30 Rock, Written by Jack
Burditt, Robert Carlock, Tom Ceraulo, Luke Del Tredici, Tina Fey, Lang Fisher,
Matt Hubbard, Colleen McGuinness, Sam Means, Dylan Morgan, Nina Pedrad, Josh
Siegal, Tracey Wigfield
; NBC

Modern Family, Written by Paul
Corrigan, Bianca Douglas, Megan Ganz, Abraham Higginbotham, Ben Karlin, Elaine
Ko, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Becky Mann, Dan O’Shannon, Jeffrey
Richman, Audra Sielaff, Emily Spivey, Brad Walsh, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker
;
ABC

Orange Is the
New Black
, Written by Liz Friedman, Sian Heder, Tara Herrmann, Sara Hess,
Nick Jones, Jenji Kohan, Gary Lennon, Lauren Morelli, Marco Ramirez
;
Netflix

Parks and
Recreation
, Written by Megan Amram, Donick Cary, Greg Daniels, Nate DiMeo,
Emma Fletcher, Rachna Fruchbom, Daniel J. Goor, Norm Hiscock, Matt Hubbard,
Dave King, Greg Levine, Joe Mande, Sam Means, Aisha Muharrar, Matt Murray, Amy
Poehler, Alexandra Rushfield, Michael Schur, Jen Statsky, Harris Wittels, Alan
Yang
; NBC

Veep, Written by Simon
Blackwell, Roger Drew, Sean Gray, Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin, Georgia
Pritchett, David Quantick, Tony Roche, Will Smith
; HBO

NEW SERIES

The Americans, Written by Michael
Batistick, Joshua Brand, Joel Fields, Melissa James Gibson, Sneha Koorse, Joe
Weisberg, Bradford Winters
; FX

House of
Cards
, Written by Kate Barnow, Rick Cleveland, Sam Forman, Gina
Gionfriddo, Keith Huff, Sarah Treem, Beau Willimon
; Netflix

Masters of
Sex
, Written by Michelle Ashford, Tyler Bensinger, Michael
Cunningham, Lyn Greene, Richard Levine, Amy Lippman, Sam Shaw, Noelle Valdivia
;
Showtime

Orange Is the
New Black
, Written by Liz Friedman, Sian Heder, Tara Herrmann, Sara Hess,
Nick Jones, Jenji Kohan, Gary Lennon, Lauren Morelli, Marco Ramirez
;
Netflix

Ray Donovan, Written by Ann
Biderman, Sean Conway, David Hollander, Brett Johnson, Ron Nyswaner
;
Showtime

EPISODIC
DRAMA

“Confessions” (Breaking Bad), Written by Gennifer Hutchison; AMC

“Hitting the
Fan” (The Good Wife), Written by Robert King & Michelle
King
; CBS

“Pilot” (Masters
of Sex
), Written by Michelle Ashford; Showtime

EPISODIC
COMEDY

“Farm Strong” (Modern Family), Written by Elaine Ko; ABC

“Lesbian
Request Denied” (Orange Is the New Black), Written by Sian Heder;
Netflix

“Pilot” (Orange
Is the New Black
), Teleplay by Liz Friedman and Jenji
Kohan
; Netflix

SHORT FORM
NEW MEDIA – ORIGINAL

“I Do Over
Part 1″ (Husbands), Written by Bradley C. Bell & Jane
Espenson
; cwseed.com

“I Do Over
Part 2″ (Husbands), Written by Bradley C. Bell & Jane
Espenson
; cwseed.com

COMEDY /
VARIETY (INCLUDING TALK) – SERIES

The Colbert
Report
, Writers: Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell, Michael Brumm, Nate
Charny, Rich Dahm, Paul Dinello, Eric Drysdale, Rob Dubbin, Glenn Eichler, Dan
Guterman, Barry Julien, Jay Katsir, Frank Lesser, Opus Moreschi, Bobby Mort,
Meredith Scardino, Max Werner
; Comedy Central

Conan, Writers: Jose
Arroyo, Andres du Bouchet, Scott Chernoff, Deon Cole, Josh Comers, Dan Cronin,
Scott Gairdner, Michael Gordon, Brian Kiley, Laurie Kilmartin, Rob Kutner, Todd
Levin, Conan O’Brien, Matt O’Brien, Jesse Popp, Andy Richter, Brian Stack, Mike
Sweeney
; TBS

The Daily
Show with Jon Stewart
, Head Writer: Tim Carvell; Writers: Rory
Albanese, Steve Bodow, Travon Free, Hallie Haglund, J.R. Havlan, Elliott Kalan,
Matt Koff, Dan McCoy, Jo Miller, John Oliver, Zhubin Parang, Daniel Radosh,
Jason Ross, Lauren Sarver, Jon Stewart
; Comedy Central

Jimmy Kimmel
Live
, Writers: Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, Joelle Boucai, Gary
Greenberg, Josh Halloway, Sal Iacono, Eric Immerman, Bess Kalb, Jimmy Kimmel,
Jeff Loveness, Molly McNearney, Bryan Paulk, Danny Ricker, Rick Rosner
; ABC

Portlandia, Writers: Fred
Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel, Bill Oakley
; IFC

Saturday
Night Live
, Head Writers: Seth Meyers, Colin Jost; Writers: James
Anderson, Alex Baze, Neil Casey, James Downey, Steve Higgins, Zach Kanin, Chris
Kelly, Joe Kelly, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Mike
O’Brien, Josh Patten, Paula Pell, Marika Sawyer, Sarah Schneider, Pete Schultz,
John Solomon, Kent Sublette, Bryan Tucker
; NBC Universal

QUIZ AND
AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

Jeopardy!, Written by John
Duarte, Harry Friedman, Mark Gaberman, Debbie Griffin, Michele Loud, Robert
McClenaghan, Jim Rhine, Steve D. Tamerius, Billy Wiss
e; ABC

DAYTIME
DRAMA

Days of Our
Lives
, Written by Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Carolyn
Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon, Christopher Dunn, Janet Iacobuzio,
David A. Levinson, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Melissa Salmons, Christopher J.
Whitesell
; NBC

General
Hospital
, Written by Shelly Altman, Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio,
Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Jean
Passanante, Elizabeth Page, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Chris Van Etten
;
ABC

The Young and
the Restless
, Associate Head Writers: Shelly Altman,
Tracey Thomson
; Written by Amanda Beall, Jeff Beldner, Brent Boyd,
Susan Dansby, Janice Ferri Esser, Jay Gibson, Beth Milstein, Lisa Seidman,
Natalie Minardi Slater, Anne Schoettle, Linda Schreiber, Teresa Zimmerman
;
CBS

CHILDREN’S –
EPISODIC & SPECIALS

“Simon Says” (Sesame Street), Written by Christine Ferraro; PBS

DOCUMENTARY
– CURRENT EVENTS

“Egypt in
Crisis” (Frontline), Written by Marcela Gaviria & Martin
Smith
; PBS

DOCUMENTARY
– OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS

“Silicon
Valley” (American Experience), Telescript by Randall MacLowry and Michelle
Ferrari
; Story by Randall MacLowry; PBS

NEWS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT

“The Fall of
Lance Armstrong” (60 Minutes), Written by Michael Radutzky,
Michael Rey, Oriana Zill de Granados
; CBS

“Tragedy at
Newtown” Special Edition (ABC World News with Diane Sawyer), Written by Lisa
Ferri
 and Matt Negrin; ABC

NEWS – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY

“Lethal
Medicine” (60 Minutes), Written by Michael Rey, Oriana Zill de
Granados, Michael Radutzky
; CBS

“Vinyl
Revival” (CBS News), Written by Polly Leider; CBS

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