Writers Guild: 2018 Film and Television Nominations Announced

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The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) announced the Film and Television Nominees for the 2018 Writers Guild Awards. Read through for the full list of nominees for Film, TV, new media, radio and promotional writing. You can find the complete schedule of awards dates for this season here.

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Bob's Burgers

“A Father’s Watch”

The Simpsons


BoJack Horseman

“The Serfsons”

The Simpsons

“Time’s Arrow”

BoJack Horseman


“The Book of Nora”

The Leftovers


Better Call Saul

“The Heart Attack is the Best Way”

Good Behavior


The OA


Better Call Saul

“The Soviet Division”

The Americans


“The Burglary”

Grace and Frankie


The Carmichael Show



“Rosario’s Quinceanera”

Will & Grace

“The Verdict””

Trial & Error




  • 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, Written by Dave Boone; CBS
  • 89th Annual Academy Awards, Written by Billy Kimball, Jon Macks; Special Material Written by Jack Allison, Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, Joelle Boucai, Gonzalo Cordova, Gary Greenberg, Josh Halloway, Sal Iacono, Eric Immerman, Bess Kalb, Jimmy Kimmel, Jeff Loveness, Molly McNearney, Danny Ricker, Joe Strazzullo; ABC
  • AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton, Written by Bob Gazzale, Jon Macks; TNT
  • Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy, Valentine’s Day Special, Written by Scott Aukerman, Dave Ferguson, Mike Hanford, Tim Kalpakis, Joe Saunders, Akiva Schaffer; Additional Material Written by Zach Kanin, Claudia O’Doherty, Tim Robinson; Netflix
  • Nathan For You: A Celebration, Written by Leo Allen, Nathan Fielder, Carrie Kemper, Michael Koman, Adam Locke-Norton, Eric Notarnicola; Comedy Central


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


  • General Hospital, Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Jean Passanante; Writers: Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Dave Rupel, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Christopher Van Etten, Christopher Whitesell; ABC
  • Days of Our Lives, Writers: Ron Carlivati, Sheri Anderson, Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Lisa Connor, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon, Cydney Kelley, David Kreizman, David A. Levinson, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Elizabeth Snyder, Tyler Topits; NBC


  • “American Girl – Ivy & Julie” (American Girl), Written by May Chan; Amazon
  • “American Girl – Knowledge is Power” (American Girl), Teleplay by Alison McDonald, Story by Alison McDonald and Caron Tschampion; Amazon
  • “Just Add 1965” (Just Add Magic), Written by Lauren Thompson; Amazon
  • “Meet Julia” (Sesame Street), Written by Christine Ferraro; HBO
  • “The Magical Wand Chase: A Sesame Street Special,” Written by Raye Lankford, Jessica Carleton, Ken Scarborough; HBO


  • “Confronting ISIS” (Frontline), Written by Martin Smith; PBS
  • “Poverty, Politics and Profit” (Frontline), Written by Rick Young; PBS
  • “Unseen Enemy,” Written by Janet Tobias; CNN


  • “Divided States of America” Part One (Frontline), Written by Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser; PBS
  • “Rachel Carson” (American Experience), Written and Directed by Michelle Ferrari; PBS
  • “The Great War” Part II (American Experience), Written by Stephen Ives; PBS
  • “The Great War” Part III (American Experience), Written by Rob Rapley; PBS
  • “The Vietnam War,” Episode Six: “Things Fall Apart,” Written by Geoffrey C. Ward; PBS


  • “Obama Wiretap Allegations” (World News Tonight with David Muir), Mark Berman, Barbara Rick, Tom Llamas; ABC News
  • “September 29, 2017” (World News Now), Written by Matt Nelko, Jack Sheahan, Debbie Humes, Carla Brittain, Constance Johnson, Lloyd deVries, Craig Morancie; ABC News
  • “White Helmets” (60 Minutes), Written by Scott Pelley, Nicole Young, Katie Kerbstat; CBS News

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