Writer’s Guild Nominations

The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominees for its annual Awards, to be presented on February 19 in New York and Los Angeles. Categories with nominees of genre interest are listed below.

Adapted Screenplay

  • Arrival, screenplay by Eric Heisserer; based on the story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang
  • Deadpool, written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick; based on the X-Men comic books
  • Fences, screenplay by August Wilson; based on his play
  • Hidden Figures, screenplay by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi; based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Nocturnal Animals, screenplay by Tom Ford; based on the novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright

Drama Series

  • The Americans, written by Peter Ackerman, Tanya Barfield, Joshua Brand, Joel Fields, Stephen Schiff, Joe Weisberg, Tracey Scott Wilson
  • Better Call Saul, written by Ann Cherkis, Vince Gilligan, Jonathan Glatzer, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, Heather Marion, Thomas Schnauz, Gordon Smith
  • Game of Thrones, written by David Benioff, Bryan Cogman, Dave Hill, D.B. Weiss
  • Stranger Things, written by Paul Dichter, Justin Doble, The Duffer Brothers, Karl Gajdusek, Jessica Mecklenburg, Jessie Nickson-Lopez, Alison Tatlock
  • Westworld, written by Ed Brubaker, Bridget Carpenter; Dan Dietz, Karl Gajdusek, Halley Gross; Lisa Joy; Katherine Lingenfelter, Dominic Mitchell, Jonathan Nolan, Roberto Patino, Daniel T. Thomsen, Charles Yu

New Series

  • Atlanta, written by Donald Glover, Stephen Glover, Stefani Robinson, Paul Simms
  • Better Things, written by Pamela Adlon, Louis C.K., Cindy Chupack, Gina Fattore
  • Stranger Things, written by Paul Dichter, Justin Doble, The Duffer Brothers, Karl Gajdusek, Jessica Mecklenburg, Jessie Nickson-Lopez, Alison Tatlock
  • This Is Us, written by Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger, Bekah Brunstetter, Dan Fogelman, Vera Herbert, Joe Lawson, Kay Oyegun, Aurin Squire, K.J. Steinberg, Donald Todd
  • Westworld, written by Ed Brubaker, Bridget Carpenter; Dan Dietz, Karl Gajdusek, Halley Gross; Lisa Joy; Katherine Lingenfelter, Dominic Mitchell, Jonathan Nolan, Roberto Patino, Daniel T. Thomsen, Charles Yu

Long Form Adapted

  • 11.22.63, written by Bridget Carpenter, Brigitte Hales, Joe Henderson, Brian Nelson, Quinton Peeples, Based on the novel by Stephen King
  • The People vs. O/J/ Simpson: American Crime Story, written by Scott Alexander, Joe Robert Cole, D.V. DeVincentis, Maya Forbes, Larry Karaszewski, Wally Wolodarsky, Based on the book The Run of His Life, by Jeffrey Toobin
  • Madoff, written by Ben Robbins, Inspired by the book The Madoff Chronicles: Inside the Secret World of Bernie and Ruth, by Brian Ross
  • The Night Of, written by Richard Price, Steve Zaillian, Based on the BBC Series Criminal Justice, Created by Peter Moffat
  • Roots, written by Lawrence Konner, Alison McDonald, Charles Murray, Mark Rosenthal, Based upon the Book by Alex Haley

Short Form new Media – Adapted

  • “Passage” Part 4 (Fear the Walking Dead), written by Lauren Signorino & Mike Zunic
  • “Under Siege” (The Strain), written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle, Based on the novels by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

Animation

  • “Barthood” (The Simpsons), written by Dan Greaney
  • “First Day of Rule” (Elena of Avalor), written by Craig Gerber
  • “Fish Out of Water” (BoJack Horseman), written by Elijah Aron & Jordan Young
  • “A Princess on Lothal” (Star Wars Rebels), written by Steven Melching
  • “Stop the Presses” (BoJack Horseman), written by Joe Lawson

Episodic Drama

  • “Gloves Off” (Better Call Saul), written by Gordon Smith
  • “I Am a Storm” (Shameless), written by Sheila Callaghan
  • “Klick” (Better Call Saul), written by Heather Marion & Vince Gilligan
  • “Switch” (Better Call Saul), written by Thomas Schnauz
  • “The Trip” (This Is Us), written by Vera Herbert
  • “The Winds of Winter” (Game of Thrones), written for television by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss

Episodic Comedy

  • “Kimmy Finds Her Mom!” (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), written by Tina Fey & Sam Means
  • “Kimmy Goes on a Playdate!” (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), written by Robert Carlock
  • “Pilot” (One Mississippi), written by Diablo Cody & Tig Notaro
  • “R-A-Y-C-Ray-Cation” (Speechless), written by Carrie Rosen & Seth Kurland
  • “Streets on Lock” (Atlanta), written by Stephen Glover
  • “A Taste of Zephyria” (Son of Zorn), written by Dan Mintz

Children’s Script – Episodic and Specials

  • “Girl Meets Commonism” (Girl Meets World), written by Joshua Jacobs & Michael Jacobs
  • “Just Add Mom” (Just Add Magic), written by John-Paul Nickel
  • “Mel vs. The Night Mare of Normal Street” (Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street), written by Laurie Parres
  • “Mucko Polo, Grouch Explorer” (Sesame Street), written by Belinda Ward

Children’s Script – Long Form or Special

  • Dance Camp, teleplay by Nick Turner & Rex New and Cameron Fay, story by Nick Turner & Rex New
  • Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas, written by Geri Cole & Ken Scarborough
  • R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet Of Souls, written by Billy Brown & Dan Angel

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