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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Mad Men,’ ‘Fargo,’ and ‘Transparent’ Land WGA Nominations

'Game of Thrones,' 'Mad Men,' 'Fargo,' and 'Transparent' Land WGA Nominations

The Writers Guild of America leaned far in the direction of cable, premium, and streaming TV with its 2015 nominations: not a single broadcast program nabbed one of the coveted Drama Series or Comedy Series slots. 

Among the most-lauded series were newcomers “Better Call Saul” (AMC) and “Mr. Robot” (USA), both of which landed Drama Series and New Series nominations (the former was also nominated for Episodic Drama for its pilot, “Uno”). Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” pulled off the same feat in the Comedy Series category.

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Nevertheless, some old favorites still shined, as Emmy winner “Game of Thrones” (HBO), the final season of “Mad Men” (AMC), and stalwart political satire “Veep” (HBO) all landed multiple nods. Expect many outlets’ year-end TV top ten lists—including ours—to feature more than one of these series and episodes.

Winners will be honored at the 2016 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City. Read a list of the nominees in the major categories below: 

Drama Series 
“The Americans,” Written by Peter Ackerman, Joshua Brand, Joel Fields, Stephen Schiff, Lara Shapiro, Joe Weisberg, Tracy Scott Wilson, Stuart Zicherman; FX 

“Beter Call Saul,” Written by Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, Bradley Paul, Thomas Schnauz, Gordon Smith; AMC

“Game of Thrones,” Written by David Benioff, Bryan Cogman,
Dave Hill, D.B. Weiss; HBO

“Mad Men,” Written by Lisa Albert, Semi Chellas, Jonathan
Igla, Janet Leahy, Erin Levy, Tom Smuts, Robert Towne, Matthew Weiner, Carly
Wray; AMC

“Mr. Robot,” Written by Kyle Bradstreet, Kate Erickson, Sam
Esmail, David Iserson, Randolph Leon, Adam Penn, Matt Pyken; USA

Comedy Series
“Broad City,” Written by Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, Naomi
Ekperigin, Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, Chris Kelly, Anthony King, Jen Statsky;
Comedy Central

“Silicon Valley,” Written by Amy Aniobi, Alec Berg, Carrie
Kemper, Sonny Lee, Dan Lyons, Carson Mell, Dan O’Keefe, Clay Tarver, Ron
Weiner; HBO

Transparent,” Written by Arabella Anderson, Bridget Bedard,
Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster, Ethan Kuperberg, Ali Liebegott, Our Lady
J, Faith Soloway, Jill Soloway; Amazon Studios

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Written by Emily Altman, Jack
Burditt, Robert Carlock, Azie Mira Dungey, Tina Fey, Lauren Gurganous, Charla
Lauriston, Sam Means, Dan Rubin, Meredith Scardino, Allison Silverman, Lon
Zimmet; Netflix

“Veep,” Written by Simon Blackwell, Jon Brown, Kevin Cecil,
Roger Drew, Peter Fellows, Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons, Sean Gray, Callie
Hersheway, Armando Iannucci, Sean Love, Ian Martin, Georgia Pritchett, David
Quantick, Andy Riley, Tony Roche, Will Smith; HBO

New Series
“Better Call Saul,” Written by Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould,
Gennifer Hutchison, Bradley Paul, Thomas Schnauz, Gordon Smith; AMC

“Bloodline,” Written by Jonathan Glatzer, Carter Harris, Glenn
Kessler, Todd A. Kessler, Addison McQuigg, Arthur Phillips, Jeff Shakoor,
Daniel Zelman; Netflix

“The Last Man On Earth,” Written by Andy Bobrow, Liz
Cackowski, Erik Durbin, Will Forte, Kira Kalush, Matt Marshall, Tim McAuliffe,
David Noel, Erica Rivinoja, John Solomon, Emily Spivey; Fox

“Mr. Robot,” Written by Kyle Bradstreet, Kate Erickson, Sam
Esmail, David Iserson, Randolph Leon, Adam Penn, Matt Pyken; USA

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Written by Emily Altman, Jack
Burditt, Robert Carlock, Azie Mira Dungey, Tina Fey, Lauren Gurganous, Charla
Lauriston, Sam Means, Dan Rubin, Meredith Scardino, Allison Silverman, Lon
Zimmet; Netflix

Long Form Original
“American Horror Story: Hotel,” Written by Brad Falchuk, John
J. Gray, Todd Kubrak, Crystal Liu, Ned Martel, Tim Minear, Ryan Murphy,
Jennifer Salt, James Wong; FX

“Flesh and Bone,” Written by Bronwyn Garrity, Jami O’Brien,
Adam Rapp, Moira Walley-Beckett, David Wiener; Starz

“Saints & Strangers,” Written by Seth Fisher, Walon Green,
Chip Johannessen, Eric Overmyer; National Geographic Channel

“Sons of Liberty,” Written by Stephen David, Kirk Ellis, David
C. White; History Channel

Long Form Adapted
Fargo,” Written by Steve Blackman, Bob DeLaurentis, Noah
Hawley, Ben Nedivi, Matt Wolpert, Based on the film Fargo; FX

“The Red Tent,” Written by Elizabeth Chandler, Anne Meredith,
Based on the book The Red Tent by Anita Diamant; Lifetime

“Show Me A Hero,” Written by David Simon, William F. Zorzi,
Based on the book by Lisa Belkin; HBO

Animation
“Gayle Makin’ Bob Sled” (“Bob’s Burgers”), Written by Lizzie
Molyneux & Wendy Molyneux; Fox

“Halloween of Horror” (“The Simpsons”), Written by Carolyn
Omine; Fox

“Hank After Dark” (“BoJack Horseman”), Written by Kelly
Galuska; Netflix

“Housetrap” (“Bob’s Burgers”), Written by Dan Fybel; Fox

“Sky Police” (“The Simpsons”), Written by Matt Selman; Fox

“Walking Big & Tall” (“The Simpsons”), Written by Michael
Price; Fox

Episodic Drama
“Explosivos” (“Narcos”), Written by Andy Black; Netflix

“International Assassin” (“The Leftovers”), Written by Damon
Lindelof & Nick Cuse; HBO

“Mind’s Eye” (“The Good Wife”), Written by Robert King &
Michelle King; CBS

“Mother’s Mercy” (“Game of Thrones”), Written for Television
by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss; HBO

“Person to Person” (“Mad Men”), Written by Matthew Weiner; AMC

“Uno” (“Better Call Saul”), Written by Vince Gilligan &
Peter Gould; AMC

Episodic Comedy
“Alive in Tucson” (“The Last Man On Earth”), Written by Will
Forte; Fox

“Connection Lost” (“Modern Family”), Written by Megan Ganz
& Steven Levitan; ABC

“Joint Session” (“Veep”), Teleplay by Simon Blackwell &
Georgia Pritchett, Story by Armando Iannucci & Simon Blackwell &
Georgia Pritchett; HBO

“Racegate” (“Maron”), Written by Dave Anthony; IFC

“Rock, Paper, Scissors, Gun” (“black-ish”), Written by Peter
Saji; ABC

“Sand Hill Shuffle” (“Silicon Valley”), Written by Clay
Tarver; HBO

Comedy / Variety — Talk 
“Conan,” Writers: Jose Arroyo, Josh Comers, Andres du Bouchet,
Jessie Gaskell, Michael Gordon, Brian Kiley, Laurie Kilmartin, Rob Kutner, Todd
Levin, Levi MacDougall, Conan O’Brien, Matt O’Brien, Andy Richter, Frank
Smiley, Brian Stack, Mike Sweeney; TBS

“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” Writers: Dan Amira, Steve
Bodow, Travon Free, Hallie Haglund, Elliott Kalan, Matt Koff, Adam Lowitt, Dan
McCoy, Jo Miller, Zhubin Parang, Owen Parsons, Daniel Radosh, Lauren Sarver,
Jon Stewart, Delaney Yeager; Comedy Central

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Writers; Michael Brumm,
Nate Charny, Aaron Cohen, Stephen Colbert, Cullen Crawford, Paul Dinello, Eric
Drysdale, Rob Dubbin, Ariel Dumas, Glenn Eichler, Gabriel Gronli, Barry Julien,
Jay Katsir, Daniel Kibblesmith, Matt Lappin, Opus Moreschi, Tom Purcell, Jen
Spyra, Brian Stack; CBS

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

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Writers: Jonathan
Adler, Patrick Borelli, Gerard Bradford, Luke Cunningham, Mike DiCenzo, Mike
Drucker, Jess Dweck, Dicky Eagan, Caroline Eppright, John Haskell, JR Havlan,
Arthur Meyer, A.D. Miles, Chase Mitchell, Dan Opsal, Gavin Purcell, Jon
Rineman, Albertina Rizzo, David Young; NBC

Comedy / Variety — Sketch
“Inside Amy Schumer,” Head Writer: Jessi Klein Writers: Hallie
Cantor, Kim Caramele, Kyle Dunnigan, Jon Glaser, Kurt Metzger, Christine
Nangle, Dan Powell, Tami Sagher, Amy Schumer; Comedy Central

“Key & Peele,” Written by Colton Dunn, Rebecca Drysdale,
Keegan-Michael Key, Phil Augusta Jackson, Jay Martel, Jordan Peele, Ian
Roberts, Alex Rubens, Charlie Sanders, Rich Talarico; Comedy Central

“Saturday Night Live,” Head
Writer: Colin Jost, Rob Klein, Bryan Tucker Writers: James Anderson, Jeremy
Beiler, Megan Callahan, Michael Che, Mikey Day, Steve Higgins, Zach Kanin,
Chris Kelly, Erik Kenward, Dave McCary, Dennis McNicholas, Lorne Michaels,
Claire Mulaney, Mike O’Brien, Josh Patten, Alison Rich, Katie Rich, Tim
Robinson, Natasha Rothwell, Nick Rutherford, Meredith Scardino, Sarah
Schneider, Pete Schultz, Streeter Seidell, John Solomon, Kent Sublette; NBC    

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