Magazine article Variety


Magazine article Variety


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The Writers Guild announced five nominees in television drama series writing on Dec. 4:

'Game of Thrones'

Left out of contention last year, HBO's fiery epic returns to the nominees circle and also landed its first individual ep nom for the pivotal installment "The Lion and the Rose" (aka the "Purple Wedding").

'The Good Wife'

With five prior nominations but no wins, CBS' resurgent legal drama is in contention this year for series writing and the muchheralded episode "Last Call," which saw the characters grappling with losing one of their own.

'House of Cards'

Returning to this field for a second season, Netflix's soapy D.C. saga is the only drama series nominee not to turn up in any other category.

'Mad Men'

A perennial nominee and threetime champ, AMC's classy standard-bearer is also in the running for the emotional episode "A Day's Work" (where Sally discovers Don lost his job).

'True Detective'

The only freshman contender in this category, HBO's mystery anthology is also up for new series writing, but creator Nie Pizzolatto failed to land a nom for an individual ep.


WGA also announced five nominees for television comedy series writing:


With one previous win and another prior nomination in this category, FX's innovative laffer is clearly beloved by the WGA. …

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