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News Release: December 13, 2006
2007 Writers Guild Awards Television & Radio Nominees Announced

LOS ANGELES, NEW YORK --  The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television and radio writing during the 2006 season.


TELEVISION NOMINEES

DRAMATIC SERIES

24, Written by Robert Cochran, Manny Coto, Duppy Demetrius, David Ehrman, David Fury, Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, Stephen Kronish, Michael Loceff, Matt Michnovetz, Steve Mitchell, Sam Montgomery, Nicole Ranadive, Joel Surnow, Craig W. Van Sickle; FOX

Deadwood, Written by W. Earl Brown, Regina Corrado, Alix Lambert, Ted Mann, Bernadette McNamara, David Milch, Kem Nunn, Nick Towne, Zack Whedon; HBO

Grey’s Anatomy, Written by Debora Cahn, Zoanne A. Clack, Allan Heinberg, Elizabeth Klaviter, Kip Koenig, Stacy McKee, Carolina Paiz, James Parriott, Tony Phelan, Joan Rater, Shonda Rhimes, Blythe Robe, Mimi Schmir, Gabrielle Stanton, Krista Vernoff, Harry Werksman, Mark Wilding; ABC

Lost, Written by JJ Abrams, Monica Owusu-Breen, Carlton Cuse, Leonard Dick, Drew Goddard, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Adam Horowitz, Dawn Lambertsen-Kelly, Christina M. Kim, Edward Kitsis, Damon Lindelof, Steven Maeda, Jeff Pinkner, Matt Ragghianti, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Alison Schapker; ABC

The Sopranos, Written by Mitchell Burgess, David Chase, Diane Frolov, Robin Green, Andrew Schneider, Matthew Weiner, Terence Winter; HBO


COMEDY SERIES

30 Rock, Written by Brett Baer, Jack Burditt, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Dave Finkel, Daisy Gardner, Donald Glover, Matt Hubbard, John Riggi; NBC

Arrested Development, Written by Richard Day, Karey Dornetto, Jake Farrow, Mitchell Hurwitz, Sam Laybourne, Dean Lorey, Tom Saunders, Maria Semple, Chuck Tatham, Jim Vallely, Ron Weiner; FOX

Curb Your Enthusiasm, Written by Larry David; HBO

Entourage, Written by Marc Abrams, Lisa Alden, Michael Benson, Brian Burns, Doug Ellin, Rob Weiss; HBO

The Office, Written by Steve Carell, Jennifer Celotta, Greg Daniels, Lee Eisenberg, Brent Forrester, Ricky Gervais, Mindy Kaling, Paul Lieberstein, Stephen Merchant, B.J. Novak, Michael Schur, Gene Stupnitsky; NBC


NEW SERIES

30 Rock, Written by Brett Baer, Jack Burditt, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Dave Finkel, Daisy Gardner, Donald Glover, Matt Hubbard, John Riggi; NBC

Friday Night Lights, Written by Peter Berg, Bridget Carpenter, Kerry Ehrin, Carter Harris, Elizabeth Heldens, David Hudgins, Jason Katims, Patrick Massett, Andy Miller, Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, John Zinman; NBC

Heroes, Written by Jesse Alexander, Adam Armus, Natalie Chaidez, Aron Eli Coleite, Kay Foster, Bryan Fuller, Michael J. Green, Chuck Kim, Tim Kring, Jeph Loeb, Joe Pokaski; NBC

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Written by Eli Attie, Christina Kiang Booth, Jessica Brickman, Dana Calvo, Mark Goffman, David Handelman, Cinque Henderson, Mark McKinney, Melissa Myers, Aaron Sorkin, Amy Turner; NBC

Ugly Betty, Written by Veronica Becker, Oliver Goldstick, Silvio Horta, Sarah Kucserka, Sheila Lawrence, Cameron Litvack, Myra Jo Martino, Jim Parriott, Marco Pennette, Dailyn Rodriguez, Don Todd; ABC


EPISODIC DRAMA — any length — one airing time

Election Day, Part II (The West Wing), Written by Eli Attie & John Wells; NBC

Occupation/Precipice (Battlestar Galactica), Written by Ronald D. Moore; Sci-Fi Channel

Two for the Road (Lost), Written by Elizabeth Sarnoff & Christina M. Kim; ABC 

The End of the Whole Mess (Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King), Teleplay by Lawrence D. Cohen, Based on the short story by Stephen King; TNT

Pilot (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip), Written by Aaron Sorkin; NBC

Pilot (Big Love), Witten by Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer; HBO


EPISODIC COMEDY — any length — one airing time

It Takes Two (Desperate Housewives), Written by Kevin Murphy & Jenna Bans; ABC

Don’t Look At Me (Desperate Housewives), Written by Josh Senter; ABC

Bomb Shelter (Malcolm in the Middle), Written by Rob Ulin; FOX

Casino Night (The Office), Written by Steve Carell; NBC

The Coup (The Office), Written by Paul Lieberstein; NBC

Jump for Joy (My Name is Earl), Written by Vali Chandrasekaran; NBC


LONG FORM — ORIGINAL — over one hour — one or two parts, one or two airing times

Broken Trail, Written by Alan Geoffrion; AMC

Flight 93, Written by Nevin Schreiner; A&E

The Ron Clark Story, Written by Max Enscoe & Annie DeYoung; TNT


ANIMATION — any length — one airing time

The Italian Bob (The Simpsons), Written by John Frink; FOX

Who’s Your Daddy? (The Life and Times of Juniper Lee), Written by Marsha Griffin; Cartoon Network

Church Hopping (King of the Hill), Written by Jim Dauterive; FOX

Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore (The Simpsons), Written by Dan Castellaneta & Deb Lacusta; FOX

Simpsons Christmas Stories (The Simpsons), Written by Don Payne; FOX

Girls Just Want To Have Sums (The Simpsons), Written by Matt Selman; FOX


COMEDY/VARIETY — MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES — SPECIALS — any length

The National Memorial Day Concert, Written by Joan Meyerson; PBS

The 60th Annual Tony Awards, Written by Dave Boone; CBS

Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl, Written by Robert Wuhl, Allan Stephan, Rebecca Reynolds; HBO


COMEDY/VARIETY — (Including Talk) SERIES

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Head Writer D.J. Javerbaum, Writers Rachel Axler, Kevin Bleyer, Rich Blomquist, Steve Bodow, Tim Carvell, J.R. Havlan, Scott Jacobson, Ben Karlin, Rob Kutner, Sam Means, Chris Regan, Jason Reich, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart; Comedy Central

Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Writers Mike Sweeney, Chris Albers, Jose Arroyo, Andy Blitz, Dan Cronin, Kevin Dorff, Jon Glaser, Daniel J. Goor, Michael Gordon, Tim Harrod, Berkley Johnson, Brian Kiley, Michael Koman, Brian McCann, Guy Nicolucci, Conan O’Brien, Robert Smigel, Brian Stack, Andrew Weinberg; NBC

Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, Written by Penn Jillette, Teller, Jon Hotchkiss, Michael Goudeau, Star Price, Cliff Schoenberg, Sheryl Zohn, Steve Melcher; Showtime

Real Time with Bill Maher, Writers Ross Abrash, Scott Carter, David Feldman, Matt Gunn, Brian Jacobsmeyer, Jay Jaroch, Chris Kelly, Bill Maher, Billy Martin, Danny Vermont; HBO

Saturday Night Live, Head Writers Tina Fey, Seth Meyers, Andrew Steele, Writers Doug Abeles, James Anderson, Alex Baze, Liz Cackowski, Charlie Grandy, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, John Lutz, Lorne Michaels, Matt Murray, Paula Pell, Akiva Schaffer, Frank Sebastiano, T. Sean Shannon, Robert Smigel, JB Smoove, Emily Spivey, Jorma Taccone, Bryan Tucker, Additional sketches by Mike Schwartz, Kristin Gore; NBC


DAYTIME SERIALS

All My Children, Written by Megan McTavish, Addie Walsh, Victor Miller, Chip Hayes, Stephen Demorest, Michelle Patrick, Jeff Beldner, Bettina F. Bradbury, Karen Lewis, Rebecca Taylor, Amanda L. Beall, Marla Kanelos, Courtney Bugler; ABC

The Young & The Restless, Written by Lynn Marie Latham, Kay Alden, John F. Smith, Scott Hamner, Josh Griffith, Sally Sussman Morina, Sara Bibel, Paula Cwikly, Jim Houghton, Trent Jones, Natalie Minardi Slater, Lynsey Dufour, Janice Ferri Esser, Eric Freiwald, Marc Hertz, Bernard Lechowick, Joshua S. McCaffrey, Linda Schreiber, Sandra Weintraub, Sherman Magidson; CBS

As the World Turns, Written by Jean Passanante, Leah Laiman, Christopher Whitesell, Courtney Simon, Anna Cascio, Lisa Connor, Paula Cwikly, Hogan Sheffer, Judy Tate, Bettina Bradbury, Richard Culliton, Susan Dansby, Judy Donato, Josh Griffith, Elizabeth Page, Melissa Salmons, Charlotte Gibson; CBS

Guiding Light, Written by David Kreizman, Donna Swajeski, Jill Lorie Hurst, Chris Dunn, Lloyd Gold, Dave Rupel, Charlotte Gibson, Rebecca Hanover, Tita Bell, David Smilow, Penelope Koechl, Royal Miller, Brett Staneart, Kimberly Hamilton, Mike Cohen; CBS


CHILDREN'S EPISODIC & SPECIALS

Broadcast Blues (Phil of the Future), Written by David Steven Cohen; Disney Channel

Fur Better or Worse (That’s So Raven), Written by Deborah Swisher; Disney Channel

Premiere (Just for Kicks), Written by Alana Sanko; Nickelodeon

Scratch (Flight 29 Down), Written by D.J. MacHale; Discovery Kids

Show Way (Reading Rainbow), Written by Ronnie Krauss; PBS


DOCUMENTARY – CURRENT EVENTS

Age of Aids: Part I, Written by William Cran & Renata Simone; PBS Frontline

Can You Afford to Retire?, Written by Hedrick Smith & Rick Young; PBS Frontline

The Dark Side, Written by Michael Kirk; PBS Frontline

The Meth Epidemic, Written by Carl Byker; PBS Frontline

The Storm, Written by Martin Smith; PBS Frontline


DOCUMENTARY – OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS

The Alaska Pipeline (American Experience), Written by Mark Davis; PBS

The Boy in the Bubble (American Experience), Written by Barak Goodman; PBS

Eugene O’Neill (American Experience), Written by Arthur Gelb & Barbara Gelb and Ric Burns; PBS

John and Abigail Adams (American Experience), Written by Elizabeth Deane; PBS

Marie Antoinette, Written by David Grubin; PBS


NEWS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN OR BREAKING REPORT

Hurricane Katrina: One-Year Anniversary, Written by Paul Facey; CBS News

Remembering Lou Rawls, Written by Jonathan Kaplan; CBS News

World News Tonight, Written by Joel Siegel, Julia Kathan, Elizabeth Vargas; ABC


NEWS – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY

Addicted to Heroin (60 Minutes), Written by Leslie Cockburn; CBS

Crisis Mismanagement (America’s Investigative Reports), Written by Tom M. Jennings; PBS

Memorial Day: One Family Remembers (Weekend Good Morning America), Written by Mary Pflum; ABC

 

RADIO NOMINEES


NEWS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED

World News This Week, Written by Marianne J. Pryor; ABC

World News This Week, Written by Jeffrey Veatch; ABC


NEWS – ANALYSIS, FEATURE OR COMMENTARY

America’s Heroes: Triumph and Inspiration, Written by Stu Chamberlain; ABC

On My Son’s Departure from Home, Written by Jerry Edling; KNX

Passages, Written by Gail Lee; CBS

 

PROMOTION WRITING AND GRAPHIC ART NOMINEES


ON-AIR PROMOTION (RADIO OR TELEVISION)

A Playwright’s Genius, Enter the New World, Inside Law and Order, My Grandmother’s Garden,The Quill Awards: Write it Down, The Russians are Coming, Written by Michelle Straebler; WNBC

Veronica Mars Promotion, Written by Eric Jacobson; UPN


TELEVISION GRAPHIC ART

Courtroom Sketching, William J. Hennessy Jr.; ABC


TELEVISION GRAPHIC ANIMATION

Saturday Early Show, Monica DiNatale Eureyecko; CBS

The 2007 Writers Guild Awards will take place Sunday, February 11, 2007, in Los Angeles at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel and simultaneously in New York at the Hudson Theater at the Millennium Broadway Hotel.

For more information about the upcoming 2007 Writers Guild Awards, please visit www.wga.org or www.wgaeast.org.

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) represent writers in the motion picture, broadcast, cable, and new media industries in both entertainment and news. The unions conduct numerous programs, seminars, and events throughout the world on issues of interest to, and on behalf of, writers.

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