The nominees for the 37th Annual Humanitas Prize have been announced, with some of the most honored television programs to compete against each other in three categories, reports TVLine.com
The Humanitas Prize goes to writers whose work "explores the human condition in a nuanced, meaningful way."
The awards will be presented at a ceremony in Beverly Hills on Friday, Sept. 16.
Here are this year’s nominees:
"The Big C": “Taking the Plunge,” written by Darlene Hunt
"How I Met Your Mother": “Last Words,” written by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas
"Modern Family": “The Kiss,” written by Abraham Higginbotham
"Nurse Jackie": “Monkey Bits,” written by Liz Brixius
"Drop Dead Diva": “Good Grief,” written by Jeanette Collins and Mimi Friedman
"Friday Night Lights": “Always,” written by Jason Katims
"House": “Help Me,” written by Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner and Peter Blake
"The Pacific": “Part 10,” written by Bruce McKenna and Robert Schenkkan
"Reviving Ophelia," written by Teena Booth, Lifetime
"Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story," written by Michael Bortman, Lifetime
"Thurgood," written by George Stevens Jr., HBO