News

Writers Guild Awards: 2016 TV Nominations Announced

by | December 3, 2015 | Comments

The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) announced the nominees for outstanding achievement in television and new media this morning. Read through for the full list of nominees.


DRAMA SERIES


COMEDY SERIES


NEW SERIES


LONG FORM ORIGINAL


LONG FORM ADAPTED


ANIMATION

“Gayle Makin’ Bob Sled”

Bob's Burgers
91%

“Halloween of Horror”

The Simpsons
85%

“Hank After Dark”

BoJack Horseman
93%

“Housetrap”

The Simpsons
85%

“Sky Police”

The Simpsons
85%

“Walking Big & Tall”

The Simpsons
85%

EPISODIC DRAMA

“Explosivos”

Narcos
89%

“International Assassin”

The Leftovers
91%

“Mind’s Eye”

The Good Wife
94%

“Mother’s Mercy”

Game of Thrones
89%

“Person to Person”

Mad Men
94%

“Uno”

Better Call Saul
97%

EPISODIC COMEDY

“Alive in Tucson”

The Last Man on Earth
84%

“Connection Lost”

Modern Family
86%

“Joint Session”

Veep
93%

“Racegate”

Maron
75%

“Rock, Paper, Scissors, Gun”

black-ish
91%

“Sand Hill Shuffle”

Silicon Valley
94%

COMEDY / VARIETY (INCLUDING TALK) – SERIES


COMEDY / VARIETY – SKETCH SERIES


SHORT FORM NEW MEDIA – ORIGINAL

  • “Back to Reality” (Weight), Written by Daryn Strauss; weighttheseries.com
  • “Born This Way” (Anyone But Me), Written by Susan Miller; hulu.com

SHORT FORM NEW MEDIA – ADAPTED

  • “Chapter Two: Phoebe” (Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters), Written by Zach Craley; nbc.com
  • “Part 8” (Fear The Walking Dead: Flight 462), Written by L. Signorino & Mike Zunic; amc.com
  • “The Summer of Love, Part 1: Meet Charlie” (Aquarius), Written by Mike Moore & David Reed; nbc.com

COMEDY / VARIETY – MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES – SPECIALS

  • The 69th Annual Tony Awards, Written by Dave Boone; Special Material by Adam Goldman, Carol Leifer;CBS
  • 2014 Kennedy Center Honors, Written by Lewis Friedman, Sara Lukinson, Nell Scovell, George Stevens, Jr., Michael Stevens; CBS
  • 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards, Written by Benji Aflalo, Wayne Federman, Marika Sawyer, Frank Sebastiano, Erik Weiner; IFC
  • Amy Schumer: Live at The Apollo, Written by Amy Schumer; HBO
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: 10th Annual After The Oscars Special, Written by Jack Allison, Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, Joelle Boucai, Greg Dorris, Gary Greenberg, Josh Halloway, Sal Iacono, Eric Immerman, Jimmy Kimmel, Bess Kalb, Jeff Loveness, Molly McNearney, Danny Ricker, Joe Strazzullo, Bridger Winegar; ABC
  • Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special, Written by James Anderson, Fred Armisen, Tina Fey, Steve Higgins, Chris Kelly, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Paula Pell, Jeff Richmond, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Tom Schiller, Sarah Schneider, Marc Shaiman, Michael Shoemaker, Robert Smigel, Emily Spivey, Kent Sublette, Jorma Taccone, Bryan Tucker; NBC

QUIZ AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

  • Hollywood Game Night, Head Writer: Grant Taylor; Writers: Michael Agbabian, Alex Chauvin, Ann Slichter, Dwight D. Smith; NBC
  • Jeopardy!, Written by John Duarte, Harry Friedman, Mark Gaberman, Deborah Griffin, Michele Loud, Robert McClenaghan, Jim Rhine, Steve D. Tamerius, Billy Wisse; ABC

DAYTIME DRAMA

  • The Bold and the Beautiful, Head Writers: Bradley P. Bell, Michael Minnis Writers: Rex M. Best, Shannon Bradley, Adam Dusevoir, Tracey Ann Kelly, Patrick Mulcahey, Mark Pinciotti, Michele Val Jean; CBS
  • General Hospital, Writers: Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Andrea Archer Compton, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Elizabeth Page, Jean Passanante, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Chris Van Etten; ABC

CHILDREN’S SCRIPT – EPISODIC AND SPECIALS

  • “Endless Night” (Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street), Written by Gretchen Enders & Aminta Goyel;Amazon Studios
  • “Girl Meets I am Farkle” (Girl Meets World), Written by Mark Blutman; Disney Channel
  • “Gortimer and the Surprise Signature” (Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street), Written by Garrett Frawley & Brian Turner; Amazon Studios
  • “Gortimer vs The Relentless Rainbow of Joy” (Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street), Written by David Anaxagoras and Luke Matheny; Amazon Studios
  • “Ranger vs. The Fabled Flower of Normal Street” (Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street), Written byLaurie Parres; Amazon Studios

CHILDREN’S SCRIPT – LONG FORM OR SPECIAL

  • “Descendants,” Written by Josann McGibbon & Sara Parriott; Disney Channel

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – CURRENT EVENTS

  • “American Terrorist” (Frontline), Written by Thomas Jennings; PBS
  • “Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA” (Frontline), Written by Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser; PBS

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS

  • “Firestone and the Warlord” (Frontline), Written by Marcela Gaviria; PBS
  • “The Forgotten Plague” (American Experience), Written by Chana Gazit; PBS
  • “The Great Math Mystery” (Nova), Written by Daniel McCabe; PBS
  • “Secrets, Politics and Torture” (Frontline), Written by Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser; PBS

TV NEWS SCRIPT – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT

  • “Cuba” (60 Minutes), Written by Scott Pelley, Nicole Young, Oriana Zill de Granados, Andy Court and Robert Anderson; CBS News
  • “Yogi Berra Tribute,” Written by Gerald Mazza; CBS Newspath

TV NEWS SCRIPT – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY

  • “The Storm After the Storm” (60 Minutes), Written by Sharyn Alfonsi, Michael Rey and Oriana Zill de Granados; CBS News

Also announced were the nominations for radio and promotional writing. You can check them out on the WGA East website.  Winners will be honored at the 2016 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, February 13, 2016.

  • BS Button™

    Burp. Oh! Seeing some of these names again brings up bad memories.

  • David Webb

    Hannibal ?????????

  • Blanket-Man

    No “Daredevil”?!? Best series I watched in 2015.

Tag Cloud

PaleyFest renewed TV shows Disney Plus Nickelodeon blockbuster Chernobyl Creative Arts Emmys Song of Ice and Fire Arrowverse batman 45 RT History Family Amazon Prime Video cults DirecTV game show YouTube Premium LGBTQ Tumblr Amazon Prime Opinion Superheroes Cosplay cars CMT Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Discovery Channel HBO Max TCA 2017 aliens American Society of Cinematographers game of thrones doctor who Lucasfilm documentary 2015 Election boxoffice Pixar National Geographic SDCC Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Dark Horse Comics Mary Tyler Moore 24 frames FXX Quiz stand-up comedy The CW theme song anime 2019 historical drama Crackle DGA joker Horror strong female leads WarnerMedia Avengers Interview See It Skip It Fall TV Star Trek independent Academy Awards Summer Nat Geo Elton John New York Comic Con Music 21st Century Fox TCM directors anthology Reality Competition Year in Review zero dark thirty romance sports Awards serial killer OWN Comedy elevated horror medical drama Oscars Trivia south america Esquire discovery diversity Ghostbusters Masterpiece Lifetime reboot spy thriller based on movie BBC technology First Reviews FOX comiccon El Rey talk show Vudu Epix Holiday Freeform Winners Hallmark golden globes PBS cancelled television Black Mirror nature Musical comic Tubi Trailer 007 breaking bad Christmas vampires award winner Comics on TV 2020 dc Spike TLC cops canceled TV shows Stephen King Sneak Peek true crime YA Hulu ABC Family ESPN comics adventure A&E video cancelled TV shows OneApp TNT WGN Mystery TIFF teaser Nominations First Look Biopics Character Guide GIFs Red Carpet Syfy NYCC Holidays cartoon Toys 71st Emmy Awards Shudder what to watch GLAAD sequel Reality composers Captain marvel sitcom SXSW Pride Month versus indie TBS ghosts Acorn TV Country period drama Rock series Columbia Pictures Fox News mockumentary Comedy Central DC Comics halloween politics AMC Sundance supernatural Mary Poppins Returns Disney streaming service transformers free movies SundanceTV adaptation Television Academy Mindy Kaling richard e. Grant zombies Netflix Christmas movies Marathons BET BBC America Brie Larson TV Land screenings CBS All Access 2018 Extras Calendar Starz mutant Ovation Pop travel E3 psychological thriller Ellie Kemper Tarantino book Lionsgate MSNBC werewolf psycho Baby Yoda Amazon Star Wars VICE USA Network Set visit Women's History Month movies TCA Grammys latino Logo Marvel Television Valentine's Day Tomatazos Animation docudrama Sundance TV RT21 ITV space ABC Fantasy Thanksgiving FX Writers Guild of America Pet Sematary Adult Swim crime thriller biography canceled witnail crime Rocky Shondaland MTV dragons Kids & Family Western Winter TV MCU Bravo Emmys Martial Arts Rocketman spinoff Cannes NBC singing competition Turner Classic Movies History Spring TV Spectrum Originals 2016 The Purge police drama quibi Apple A24 Heroines Cartoon Network harry potter Walt Disney Pictures dceu CNN zombie casting slashers animated thriller Box Office romantic comedy Pirates jamie lee curtis unscripted Best and Worst justice league disaster children's TV 2017 binge Marvel Rom-Com cinemax Emmy Nominations X-Men green book hispanic Classic Film Watching Series cancelled TV series natural history revenge Drama Comic Book finale social media Certified Fresh Sony Pictures Peacock screen actors guild ratings Superheroe Film Festival DC streaming service YouTube IFC tv talk Food Network cooking kids Polls and Games LGBT Showtime foreign christmas movies Britbox dramedy Teen 20th Century Fox Countdown Apple TV+ hist Anna Paquin Video Games Netflix crime drama Sci-Fi Trophy Talk The Arrangement The Walking Dead GoT Warner Bros. Apple TV Plus Schedule Lifetime Christmas movies Infographic TCA Winter 2020 TruTV Marvel Studios Disney+ Disney Plus name the review cancelled President Film YouTube Red miniseries Podcast Hallmark Christmas movies USA Super Bowl cats streaming Endgame Binge Guide Awards Tour The Witch war Musicals Turner robots spider-man Action DC Universe CW Seed political drama Photos TV sag awards APB rotten movies we love Mary poppins Disney Channel Sundance Now spanish language spain television Universal San Diego Comic-Con HBO Disney Paramount Crunchyroll TV renewals science fiction Premiere Dates Mudbound facebook CBS toy story crossover VH1 IFC Films festivals Paramount Network blaxploitation E!