Magazine article Variety

Television & Music: Wga

Magazine article Variety

Television & Music: Wga

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Drama Writing Series

The Writers Guild announced five nominees in the television drama series writing category Dec. 5.

'THE AMERICANS'

FX

A second consecutive nom for the critically acclaimed spy saga.

'BETTER CALL SAUL'

AMC

With three noms for episodic writing this year, the "Breaking Bad" prequel could inherit the series writing winner's crown from "Mad Men."

'GAME OF THRONES'

HBO

Besides "Saul," the fantasy epic is the only series nominee to also earn an episodic nom (for season finale "The Winds of Winter"). It's never won here, and the extra competition from this year's new genre entries may not help.

'STRANGER THINGS'

Netflix

The year's buzziest surprise is also nominated for new series. But a nomination feels like a win given the formidable competition.

'WESTWORLD'

HBO

A pricey prestige play, the sci-fi series also scored a new series nom and gives HBO bragging rights as the only outlet with two noms in the category. …

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