Office, Showtime's Dexter, and HBO's The
Wire are among the contenders for top honors at the 60th
Writers Guild Awards.
announced Wednesday for achievement in television,
radio, news, and promotional writing during the 2007 season.
The strike by
Hollywood film and TV scribes isn't stopping the Writers
Guild of America moving forward with plans for the show, to
be held February 9 in Los Angeles and New York. The
latest round of contract negotiations between the
union and studios collapsed Friday. The strike began
writing team for Showtime's serial killer drama
Dexter was nominated in both the dramatic and
new series categories. The show also received a nod in
episodic drama for a single writer.
writing team for NBC's The Office was nominated
in the comedy series category and episodic comedy for
a single writer.
writing team for HBO's Flight of the Conchords
was nominated in both the comedy series and new series
long-running animation show The Simpsons took
four of six nominations in its categories. Fox's King of
the Hill took the remaining two nominations in
Writing teams for
two Comedy Central shows -- The Daily Show With Jon
Stewart and The Colbert Report -- and NBC's
Late Night With Conan O'Brien were among the
nominees in the comedy/variety category.
Dexter, Showtime; Friday Night Lights, NBC;
Mad Men, AMC; The Sopranos, HBO;
The Wire, HBO.
Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO; Entourage, HBO;
Flight of the Conchords, HBO; The
Office, NBC; 30 Rock, NBC.
Damages, FX; Flight of the Conchords, HBO;
Mad Men, AMC; Pushing Daisies, ABC;
The Sarah Silverman Program, Comedy
''Final Grades,'' The Wire, HBO; ''The Second
Coming,'' The Sopranos, HBO; ''The Round
File,'' The Closer, TNT; ''Flashes Before Your
Eyes,'' Lost, ABC; "The Hobo Code,'' Mad
Men, AMC; "The Dark Defender," Dexter,
original: Pandemic, Hallmark Channel; The
Lost Room, Night One,Nights Two and Three, Sci-Fi Channel. (AP)