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2017 Writers Guild Awards Nominees: ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Atlanta’ Join ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Veep’

The winners will be announced on Sunday, February 19.

Donald Glover in "Atlanta"

Donald Glover in “Atlanta”

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The nominees for the 2017 Writers Guild Awards have been announced, with “Stranger Things,” “Atlanta” and “Westworld” joining such perennial favorites as “Veep” and “Game of Thrones.” Concurrent ceremonies will be held on Sunday, February 19 of next year to honor all the winners. Here are the nominees:

Drama series

“The Americans”

“Better Call Saul”

“Game of Thrones”

“Stranger Things”



Comedy series


“Silicon Valley”


“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”



New series


“Stranger Things”

“This Is Us”



Long form original

“American Crime”


“Harley and the Davidsons”

“Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le

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Long form adapted


“American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson”


“The Night Of”



Short form new media — original

“Episode 101” (“Now We’re Talking”)

“Escape the Room” (“Life Ends at 30”)

“Itsy Bitsy Spider” Episode 1 (“Thug Passion”)

“The Party” (“The Commute”)


Short form new media — adapted

“Passage” Part 4 (“Fear the Walking Dead”)

“Under Siege” (“The Strain”)



“Barthood” (“The Simpsons”)

“First Day of Rule” (“Elena of Avalor”)

“Fish Out of Water” (BoJack Horseman”)

“A Princess on Lothal” (“Star Wars Rebels”)

“Stop the Presses” (BoJack Horseman)


Episodic Drama

“Gloves Off” (“Better Call Saul”)

“I Am a Storm” (“Shameless”)

“Klick” (“Better Call Saul”)

“Switch” (“Better Call Saul”)

“The Trip” (This Is Us”)

“The Winds of Winter” (“Game of Thrones”)

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Episodic Comedy

“Kimmy Finds Her Mom!” (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”)

“Kimmy Goes on a Playdate!” (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”)

“Pilot” (“One Mississippi”)

“R-A-Y-C-Ray-Cation” (“Speechless”)

“Streets on Lock” (“Atlanta”)

“A Taste of Zephyria” (“Son of Zorn”)


Comedy/variety (including talk) — series

“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”


Comedy/variety — sketch series

“Documentary Now!”

“Inside Amy Schumer”

“Maya and Marty in Manhattan”

“Nathan for You”

“Saturday Night Live”


Comedy/variety — music, awards, tributes — specials

68th Primetime Emmy Awards

73rd Annual Golden Globes Awards

88th Annual Academy Awards

“Triumph’s Election Special”


Quiz and audience participation

“Hollywood Game Night”


Daytime Drama

“General Hospital”


Children’s script — episodic and specials

“Girl Meets Commonism” (“Girl Meets World”)

“Just Add Mom” (“Just Add Magic”)

“Mel vs. The Night Mare of Normal Street” (“Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street”)

“Mucko Polo, Grouch Explorer” (“Sesame Street”)


Children’s script — long form or special

“Dance Camp”

“Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas”

“R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls”


Documentary script — current events

“Chasing Heroine” (“Frontline”)

“The Choice 2016” (“Frontline”)

“Inside Assad’s Syria” (“Frontline”)


Documentary script — other than current events

“American Reds”

“Jackie Robinson, Part One”

“Netanyahu at War” (“Frontline”)


News script — regularly scheduled, bulletin, or breaking report

“Ambush in Dallas” (“World News Tonight with David Muir”)

“Brussels Under Attack” (“World News Tonight with David Muir”

“Muhammad Ali: Remembering a Legend” (“48 Hours”)


News script — analysis, feature, or commentary

“CBS Sunday Morning Almanac”

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