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Cheerleader' movie, 'Seinfeld' up for writers' awards

LOS ANGELES -- The Emmy and CableACE-winning movie 'The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom' was nominated Monday for a TV award at the upcoming 46th Annual Writers Guild Awards.

The screenplay by Jane Anderson was up for best original long-form work, against 'The Fire Next Time Part I' by James Henerson and 'Last Light' by Robert Eisele.

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Three series received nominations in the TV categories. Paul Attanasio's 'Gone for Goode' episode of the drama 'Homicide: Life on the Street' was pitted against that series's segment titled 'Night of the Living Dead' by Frank Pugliese.

In the episodic comedy field, Larry David's award-winning 'Seinfeld' script dealing with masturbation, 'The Contest,' was nominated against an episode titled 'The Outing' by Larry Charles.

Rounding out the category were two 'Roseanne' episodes: 'The Dark Ages' by Eric Gillilland and Mike Gandolfi and 'Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home' by Amy Sherman.

The awards in film, TV and radio will be presented March 13 in simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Beverly Hills. The feature film nominees were due to be announced Tuesday.

The competitors with 'Homicide' in the episodic drama genre were 'Tribeca: The Box' by David J. Burke and Hans Tobeason, 'I'll Fly Away: Comfort and Joy' by Barbara Hall, 'Life Goes On: Last Wish' by Toni Graphia, 'Reasonable Doubts: Thank God It's Friday' by Ed Zuckerman, and 'Picket Fences: Thanksgiving' by David E. Kelley.

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The two nominees for variety shows were 'Bob Hope: The First 90 Years' supervised by Gene Perret and written by Martha Bolton, Linda Perret and Buz Kohan, and 'This Just In: Show No. 2' supervised by Matt Neuman and written by Larry Arnstein, Jon Ross, Lana Sarasohn and John Derevlany.

In the daytime serials category, the nominees were the writing teams of the shows 'General Hospital,' 'All My Children,' 'Another World, ' 'Loving' and 'Days of Our Lives.'

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