Good Wife, True Detective, Thrones, Louie Among 2015 WGA Nominees

WGA Awards

Nominations for the 2015 Writers Guild Awards were announced Thursday, and newcomers like Transparent and True Detective, as well as returning favorites such as The Good Wife, Louie and Game of Thrones, were both rewarded with multiple nods.

The winners will be announced on Saturday, Feb. 14, during simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City.

Scroll down for the nominations list…

DRAMA SERIES
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Mad Men
True Detective

COMEDY SERIES
Louie
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Veep

NEW SERIES
The Affair
The Knick
Silicon Valley
Transparent
True Detective

LONG FORM ORIGINAL
Deliverance Creek
Return to Zero

LONG FORM ADAPTED
Houdini
Klondike
The Normal Heart
Olive Kitteridge
“Pilot” (The Leftovers)

ANIMATION
“Bob and Deliver” (Bob’s Burgers), written by Greg Thompson
“Brick Like Me” (The Simpsons), written by Brian Kelley
“Covercraft” (The Simpsons), written by Matt Selman
“Pay Pal” (The Simpsons), written by David Steinberg
“Steal This Episode” (The Simpsons), written by J. Stewart Burns
“Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl” (Bob’s Burgers), written by Nora Smith

EPISODIC DRAMA
“A Day’s Work” (Mad Men), written by Jonathan Igla and Matthew Weiner
“Devil You Know” (Boardwalk Empire), written by Howard Korder
“Donald the Normal” (Rectify), written by Kate Powers and Ray McKinnon
“Friendless Child” (Boardwalk Empire), written by Riccardo DiLoreto and Cristine Chambers and Howard Korder
“The Last Call” (The Good Wife), written by Robert King and Michelle King
“The Lion and the Rose” (Game of Thrones), written for television by George R.R. Martin

EPISODIC COMEDY
“The Cold” (Modern Family), written by Rick Wiener & Kenny Schwartz
“Landline” (New Girl), written by Rob Rosell
“Low Self Esteem City” (Orange Is the New Black), written by Nick Jones
“So Did the Fat Lady” (Louie), written by Louis C.K.
“Three Dinners” (Modern Family), written by Abraham Higginbotham, Steven Levitan and Jeffrey Richman
“The Wilderness” (Transparent), written by Ethan Kuperberg

COMEDY / VARIETY (INCLUDING TALK) — SERIES
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Inside Amy Schumer
The Colbert Report
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Saturday Night Live
Real Time with Bill Maher

DAYTIME DRAMA
Days of Our Lives
General Hospital

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18 Comments
  1. gabe says:

    Rectify getting some love, as it should!

  2. Moment says:

    TGWs nominations are pretty much yearly aren’t they? It’ll keep it on the air longer anyway.

  3. xwiseguyx says:

    I will never understand how Orange Is The New Black is considered a comedy.

    • S. says:

      I don’t even think the people working on the show understand either. OITNB doesn’t belong in that category. Netflix just doesn’t want it conflicting with House of Cards. I don’t get how New Girl gets a comedy writing nom and not The Mindy Project. NG got back on track this year but given how it fell flat on its face last year, the WGA is still paying sufficient attention to it as a show that it gets a nomination while they ignore what Mindy’s been doing this season? It’s only got stronger with every year. Bah humbug.

    • Dan says:

      It is hysterical! It is clearly a dramedy with elements of comedy and drama, but many of the characters, lines and plots are funny. Even thinking about some of the characters and situations makes me laugh. Can’t wait for season three!

    • Simon Jester says:

      Really? You’ll never understand it? Try this on for size: It’s got elements of both comedy and drama, and therefore could be legitimately nominated in either category. Now wasn’t that easy?

  4. How hasn’t Walking Dead or SOA not gotten a nomination? Both has superior writing.

  5. mdbchud says:

    Don’t expect awards for TWD. Genre NEVER gets any love, except by the fans and in TWDs case, the ratings. Superior or not the “Guilds and Academies” feel genre is below them.

  6. webly3 says:

    These noms are always strange, but yay for OITNB and Transparent. But, Houdini being nominated… and Silicon Valley being nominated for top comedy and new series is beyond shocking and wrong. Silicon Valley (yes, I have seen all 8 episodes) isn’t that great and I don’t understand why people think it is great.

  7. mollytanner says:

    I don’t know, but for pure laughs Black-ish and The Mindy Project are up there for me. I also thought the season finale of Parks & Rec was great. Good showing for Boardwalk Empire, though.

  8. Steven says:

    All the awards go to… THE GOOD WIFE!

  9. How is The Mindy Project not nominated at all? And not one network comedy makes the best comedy noms, personally I feel network is stronger than cable on the comedy side.

  10. evanovich says:

    YES! John Oliver!

  11. fernando933 says:

    How did The Leftovers get forgotten. That’s just sad.

  12. Fabian says:

    No Hannibal? Seriously?