‘Mad Men,’ ‘Better Call Saul’ Up For Top Honors At Writers Guild Of America Awards
Mad Men, Game of Thrones, and Better Call Saul are among the TV hits set to battle it out for the Best Drama honor at the 2016 Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards. The Americans and Mr. Robot also made the shortlist for the top Drama Series category on the Television and New Media nominations list when it was released on Thursday, with Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul and Mr. Robot both earning nods for the New Series accolade, alongside Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Last Man on Earth, and Bloodline.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is also up for the Comedy Series prize, facing off against Broad City, Transparent, Silicon Valley, and Veep, while writers for Modern Family, Veep, The Last Man on Earth, and Black-ish have also earned recognition in the Episodic Comedy category. Screenwriters behind shows like The Leftovers, The Good Wife, Narcos, and Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men will fight for the Episodic Drama award, and Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story: Hotel will face off against Flesh and Bone, Saints & Strangers, and Sons of Liberty for Long Form Original. The Simpsons has a triple shot at the Best Animation title with three episodes in the running, going up against Bob’s Burgers, which has a double mention, and BoJack Horseman. Other nominees include The Bold and the Beautiful and General Hospital for Daytime Drama, Inside Amy Schumer and Saturday Night Live for Comedy/Variety – Sketch Series, and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and the Late Show with Stephen Colbert for Comedy/Variety (including Talk) – Series. The nominees for the movie categories will be announced in January, and all the winners will be unveiled during simultaneous Writers Guild of America (WGA) ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York on February 13.