Mystery Writers Announce Edgar Nominations

Feb 9, 2005  •  Post A Comment

The Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for their 2005 Edgar Allan Poe Awards Wednesday, with NBC’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” taking four of the five best television episode teleplay nominations.

“Criminal Intent’s” Elizabeth Benjamin was nominated for her teleplay “Want,” while Gerry Conway got a nod for the episode “Conscience.” Warren Leight received two teleplay nominations-one each for the episodes “Consumed” and “Pas De Deux.” The only non-“Criminal Intent” nomination went to USA’s “Monk,” with Hy Conrad nominated for “Mr. Monk and the Girl Who Cried Wolf.”

In best television feature or miniseries teleplay, BBC America’s “State of Play” by Paul Abbott and “Amnesia” by Chris Lang received nominations. Granada TV and WGBH-TV’s “Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness” by Peter Berry was also nominated, along with BBC Worldwide’s adaptation of P.D. James’ “Death in Holy Orders” and Coastal Productions’ “The Darkness of Light — Wire in the Blood” by Alan Whiting.

The awards will be presented April 28 in New York at the organization’s annual banquet. The 2005 Edgar Awards honor the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction, television and film published or produced in 2004.