January 3, 2011 - The Writers Guild of America has honored a number of “Made in NY” television productions with nominations across several categories. The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) are labor unions representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, new media, and broadcast news.
The writing team behind HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” has been nominated in the Drama Series category as well as for New Series. The HBO film “You Don’t Know Jack” was nominated in the Long Form – Original category. “As the World Turns,” formerly on CBS, and ABC’s “One Life to Live” received nominations for Daytime Drama.
On the comedy side, the writing staffs of NBC’s “30 Rock” and Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie” have also been nominated. Two episodes of “30 Rock” have also been nominated in the Episodic Comedy category. Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” as well as NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” were nominated for Comedy/Variety Series.
The 2011 Writers Guild Awards will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2011, simultaneously in Los Angeles and in New York City.
More information about the nominees can be found at wga.org/awards/awardssub.aspx