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Writers Guild of America Awards nominees

Feb. 6, 2003 at 3:57 PM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 55th Annual Writers Guild of America Awards, which was announced Thursday in Los Angeles:

Film:

Original Screenplay: "Antwone Fisher" (Antwone Fisher); "Bowling for Columbine" (Michael Moore); "Far from Heaven" (Todd Haynes); "Gangs of New York" (Jay Cocks and Steven Zaillian and Kenneth Lonergan, story by Jay Cocks); "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" (Nia Vardalos)

Adapted Screenplay: "About a Boy" (screenplay by Peter Hedges and Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz, based on the novel by Nick Hornby); "About Schmidt" (Screenplay by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor, based on the novel by Louis Begley); "Adaptation" (screenplay by Charlie Kaufman and Donald Kaufman, based on the book "The Orchid Thief" by Susan Orlean); "Chicago" (screenplay by Bill Condon, based on the musical play, book by Bob Fosse and Fred Ebb, and the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins); "The Hours" (screenplay by David Hare, based on the novel by Michael Cunningham)

Television:

Animation -- any length -- one airing time: "The Bart Wants What It Gets," ("The Simpsons"); "Blame It on Lisa" ("The Simpsons"); "Godfellas" ("Futurama); "Jaws Wired Shut" ("The Simpsons"); "My Own Private Rodeo" ("King of the Hill"); "Santa, Baby!" (Fox)

Original Long Form -- over one hour -- one or two parts, one or two airing times: "Door to Door" (TNT); "The Gathering Storm" (HBO); "Sins of the Father" (FX); "Strange Relations" (Showtime)

Adapted Long Form -- over one hour -- one or two parts, one or two airing times:

"Bastogne" (HBO); "Hysterical Blindness" (HBO); "Last Call" (Showtime); "Mark Twain's Roughing It" (Hallmark Channel)

Episodic Drama -- any length, one airing time: "Game On" ("The West Wing"); "In Place of Anger" ("Six Feet Under"); "Nino del Polvo" ("Resurrection Blvd."); "On the Beach" ("ER"); "Pilot" ("The Education of Max Bickford"); "Whoever Did This" ("The Sopranos")

Episodic Comedy -- any length, one airing time: "Change of Address" ("Sex and the City"); "I Heart NY" ("Sex and the City"); "Pilot" ("The Bernie Mac Show"); "Pilot -- My First Day" ("Scrubs"); "Plus One Is the Loneliest Number" ("Sex and the City"); "Rooms with a View" ("Frasier"); "The Wedding" ("Ed")

Comedy/Variety -- Music, Awards, Tributes, Specials -- any length: "The Kennedy Center Honors" (CBS); "NBC 75th Anniversary Special" (NBC)

Comedy/Variety -- (including talk) Series: "Dennis Miller Live" (HBO); "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (NBC); "MADtv" (Fox); "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)

Daytime Serials: "Guiding Light" (CBS); "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)

Children's Script: "Elmo's World: Happy Holidays!" (PBS); "Off Season" (Showtime); "Our America" (Showtime); "The Red Sneakers" (Showtime)

Documentary -- Current Events: "Bioterror" ("Nova," PBS); "The Man Who Knew" ("Frontline," PBS); "9/11" (CBS); "Rollover: The Hidden History of the SUV" ("Frontline," PBS)

Documentary -- Other than current events: "America's First River" (PBS); "Empire State Building Ironworker ("A Day in their Lives," History Channel); "Evolution of a Revolution ("Founding Brothers," History Channel); "Monkey Trial ("American Experience," PBS)

News -- Regularly scheduled, bulletin or breaking report: "Attack on America" (CBS); "September 11th Controllers" (CBS)

Radio:

News -- Regularly scheduled: "America's War Against Terrorism, 2001" (1010 WINS); "Mideast" (1010 WINS); "World News This Week" (ABC Radio Network); "World News Roundup" (CBS Radio Network)

News -- Analysis, feature or commentary: "Dan Rather Reporting; Town Torn in Two" (CBS Radio Network); "Milton Berle Obituary" (ABC Radio Network); "Pearl Harbor Day" (CBS Radio Network); "Summerall Farewell" (CBS Radio Network)

The winners will be announced on March 8 at the 55th Annual Writers Guild Awards, in ceremonies to held simultaneously in Beverly Hills, Calif., and New York.

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