In what should come as a surprise to no one, AMC’s freshman series “The Walking Dead” has scored an award nomination (its first of many we’re sure!) from the Writers Guild of America, as has one of our other favorite genre TV shows, Showtime’s “Dexter”. In addition, ABC’s “Lost” nabbed a nomination in the Episodic Drama category.
From the Press Release:
The Writers Guild of America, West, and the Writers Guild of America, East, have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, news, radio, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2010 season to be honored at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards on February 5, 2011.
The 2011 Writers Guild Awards will be held simultaneously at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel-Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles and the AXA Equitable Center in New York City. For more information about the 2011 Writers Guild Awards submission process, guidelines, and official entry forms, visit WGA.org or WGAeast.org.
Here are the details:
“Dexter”, Written by Scott Buck, Manny Coto, Charles H. Eglee, Lauren Gussis, Chip Johannessen, Jim Leonard, Clyde Phillips, Scott Reynolds, Melissa Rosenberg, Tim Schlattmann, Wendy West; Showtime
The other nominees are “Boardwalk Empire”, “Breaking Bad”, “Friday Night Lights”, and “Mad Men”.
“The Walking Dead”, Written by Frank Darabont; Charles H. Eglee, Robert Kirkman, Jack LoGiudice, Glen Mazzara; AMC
The other nominees are “Boardwalk Empire”, “Justified”, “Men of a Certain Age”, and “Treme”.
“The End” (“Lost”), Written by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse; ABC
The other nominees include “The Good Wife”, “Mad Men”, “House”, and two episodes of “Breaking Bad”.
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