'Boardwalk,' 'Girls' up for top writing awards

Dec. 7, 2012 at 2:35 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The Writers Guild of America has nominated "Boardwalk Empire," "Breaking Bad" "Game of Thrones," "Homeland" and "Mad Men" for its Best TV Drama Award.

Shortlisted Thursday for the Best TV Comedy prize are "30 Rock," "Girls," "Louie," "Modern Family" and "Parks and Recreation."

In the running for Best New TV Series are "Girls," "The Mindy Project," "Nashville," "The Newsroom" and "Veep."

Up for the WGA Award for Best TV Comedy/Variety program are "The Colbert Report," "Conan," "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Key & Peele," "Portlandia," "Real Time with Bill Maher" and "Saturday Night Live."

The winners will be honored Feb. 17 at simultaneous 2013 Writers Guild Awards ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.

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