NBC edged out other broadcast rivals with the most nominations for the 2007 Writers Guild of America awards. Shows including “The Office” and freshman programs “Heroes” and “Friday Night Lights” helped propel the network to the front of the pack.
Fox’s “24,” written by Robert Cochran, Manny Coto, Athan A. Demetrius, David Ehrman, David Fury, Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, Stephen Kronish, Michael Loceff, Matt Michnovetz, Steve Mitchell, Sam Montgomery, Nicole Ranadive, Joel Surnow, and Craig W. Van Sickle;
PBS’s documentaries generated enough nominations to give it the second-highest total, while ABC placed third. CBS, Fox and HBO tied for total nods.
The nominees are:
HBO’s “Deadwood,” written by W. Earl Brown, Regina Corrado, Alix Lambert, Ted Mann, Bernadette McNamara, David Milch, Kem Nunn, Nick Towne, and Zack Whedon;
HBO’s “The Sopranos”, written by Mitchell Burgess, David Chase, Diane Frolov, Robin Green, Andrew Schneider, Matthew Weiner, and Terence Winter;
ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” written by Debora Cahn, Zoanne A. Clack, Allan Heinberg, Elizabeth Klaviter, Kip Koenig, Stacy McKee, Carolina Paiz, James Parriott, Tony Phelan, Joan Rater, Shonda Rhimes, Blythe Robe, Mimi Schmir, Gabrielle Stanton, Krista Vernoff, Harry Werksman, and Mark Wilding
ABC’s “Lost,” written by JJ Abrams, Monica Owusu-Breen, Carlton Cuse, Leonard Dick, Drew Goddard, Javier Grillo-Marxauch, Adam Horowitz, Dawn Lambertsen Kelly, Christina Kim, Edward Kitsis, Damon Lindelof, Steven Maeda, Jeff Pinkner, Matt Ragghianti, Elizabeth Sarnoff, and Alison Schapker
NBC’s “30 Rock”, written by Brett Baer, Jack Burditt, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Dave Finkel, Daisy Gardner, Donald Glover, Matt Hubbard, and John Riggi;
NBC’s “The Office,” written by Steve Carell, Jennifer Celotta, Greg Daniels, Lee Eisenberg, Brent Forrester, Ricky Gervais, Mindy Kaling, Paul Lieberstein, Stephen Merchant, B.J. Novak, Michael Schur, and Gene Stupnitsky;
Fox’s “Arrested Development,” written by Richard Day, Karey Dornetto, Jake Farrow, Mitchell Hurwitz, Sam Laybourne, Dean Lorey, Tom Saunders, Maria Semple, Chuck Tatham, Jim Vallely, and Ron Weiner;
HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” written by Larry David;
HBO’s “Entourage,” written by Marc Abrams, Lisa Alden, Michael Benson, Brian Burns, Doug Ellin, and Rob Weiss.
NBC’s “30 Rock,” written by Brett Baer, Jack Burditt, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Dave Finkel, Daisy Gardner, Donald Glover, Matt Hubbard, and John Riggi;
NBC’s “Friday Night Lights,” written by Peter Berg, Bridget Carpenter, Kerry Ehrin, Carter Harris, Elizabeth Heldens, David Hudgins, Jason Katims, Patrick Massett, Andy Miller, Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, and John Zinman;
NBC’s “Heroes,” written by Jesse Alexander, Adam Armus, Natalie Chaidez, Aron Eli Coleite, Kay Foster, Bryan Fuller, Michael J. Green, Chuck Kim, Tim Kring, Jeph Loeb, and Joe Pokaski;
NBC’s “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” written by Eli Attie, Christina Kiang Booth, Jessica Brickman, Dana Calvo, Mark Goffman, David Handelman, Cinque Henderson, Mark McKinney, Melissa Myers, Aaron Sorkin, and Amy Turner;
ABC’s “Ugly Betty,” written by Veronica Becker, Oliver Goldstick, Silvio Horta, Sarah Kucserka, Sheila Lawrence, Cameron Litvack, Myra Jo Martino, Jim Parriott, Marco Pennette, Dailyn Rodriguez, and Don Todd.
Two For The Road from ABC’s “Lost,” written by Elizabeth Sarnoff & Christina M. Kim;
Episodic Drama-any length-one airing time
Election Day, Part II, from NBC’s “The West Wing,” written by Eli Attie & John Wells;
Pilot, from NBC’s “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” written by Aaron Sorkin;
Occupation/Precipice, from Sci-Fi’s “Battlestar Galactica,” written by Ronald D. Moore;
The End of The Whole Mess, from TNT’s “Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King,” teleplay by Lawrence D. Cohen, based on the short story by Stephen King;
Pilot, HBO’s “Big Love,” written by Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer.
It Takes Two, from ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” written by Kevin Murphy & Jenna Bans;
Episodic Comedy – any length – one airing time
Don’t Look At Me, from ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” written by Josh Senter;
Bomb Shelter, from Fox’s “Malcolm in the Middle,” written by Rob Ulin;
Casino Night, from NBC’s “The Office,” written by Steve Carell;
The Coup, from NBC’s “The Office,” written by Paul Lieberstein;
Jump for Joy, from NBC’s “My Name is Earl,” written by Vali Chandrasekaran.
AMC’s “Broken Trail,” written by Alan Geoffrion;
Long Form – original – over one hour – one or two parts, one or two airing times
A&E’s “Flight 93,” written by Nevin Schreiner;
TNT’s “The Ron Clark Story,” written by Max Enscoe & Annie DeYoung.
Who’s Your Daddy?, from Cartoon Network’s “The Life and Times of Juniper Lee,” written by Marsha Griffin;
Animation – any length – one airing time
The Italian Bob, from Fox’s “The Simpsons,” written by John Frink;
Church Hopping, from Fox’s “King of the Hill,” written by Jim Dauterive;
Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore, from Fox’s “The Simpsons,” written by Dan Castellaneta & Deb Lacusta;
Simpsons Christmas Stories, from Fox’s “The Simpsons,” written by Don Payne;
Girls Just Want to Have Sums, from Fox’s “The Simpsons,” written by Matt Selman.
PBS’s “The National Memorial Day Concert,” written by Joan Meyerson;
Comedy/Variety – Music, Awards, Tributes – Specials – any length
CBS’s “The 60th Annual Tony Awards,” written by Dave Boone;
HBO’s “Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl,” written by Robert Wuhl, Allan Stephen, and Rebecca Reynolds.
Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” head writer: D.J. Javerbaum; writers: Rachel Axler, Kevin Bleyer, Rich Blomquist, Steve Bodow, Tim Carvell, J.R. Havlan, Scott Jacobson, Ben Karlin, Rob Kutner, Sam Means, Chris Regan, Jason Reich, Jason Ross, and Jon Stewart;
Comedy/Variety – (Including Talk) Series
Showtime’s “Penn & Teller: Bullshit!,” written by Penn Jillette, Teller, Jon Hotchkiss, Michael Goudeau, Star Price, Cliff Schoenberg, Sheryl Zohn, and Steve Melcher;
HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” writers: Ross Abrash, Scott Carter, David Feldman, Matt Gunn, Brian Jacobsmeyer, Jay Jaroch, Chris Kelly, Bill Maher, Billy Martin, and Danny Vermont;
NBC’s “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” writers: Mike Sweeney, Chris Albers, Jose Arroyo, Andy Blitz, Dan Cronin, Kevin Dorff, Jon Glaser, Daniel J. Goor, Michael Gordon, Tim Harrod, Berkley Johnson, Brian Kiley, Michael Koman, Brian McCann, Guy Nicolucci, Conan O’Brien, Brian Stack, and Andrew Weinberg;
NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” head writers: Tina Fey, Seth Meyers, Andrew Steele, Writers Doug Abeles, James Anderson, Alex Baze, Liz Cackowski, Charlie Grandy, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, John Lutz, Lorne Michaels, Matt Murray, Paula Pell, Akiva Schaffer, Frank Sebastiano, T. Sean Shannon, Robert Smigel, JB Smoove, Emily Spivey, Jorma Taccone, and Bryan Tucker.
ABC’s “All My Children,” written by Megan McTavish, Addie Walsh, Victor Miller, Chip Hayes, Stephen Demorest, Michelle Patrick, Jeff Beldner, Bettina F. Bradbury, Karen Lewis, Rebecca Taylor, Amanda L. Beall, Marla Kanelos, and Courtney Bugler;
CBS’s “The Young & The Restless,” written by Lynn Marie Latham, Kay Alden, John F. Smith, Scott Hamner, Josh Griffith, Sal
ly Sussman Morina, Sara Bibel, Paula Cwikly, Jim Houghton, Trent Jones, Natalie Minardi Slater, Lynsey Dufour, Janice Ferri Esser, Eric Freiwald, Marc Hertz, Bernard Lechowick, Joshua S. McCaffrey, Linda Schreiber, Sandra Weintraub, and Sherman Magidson;
CBS’s “As The World Turns,” written by Jean Passanante, Leah Laiman, Christopher Whitesell, Courtney Simon, Anna Cascio, Lisa Connor, Paula Cwikly, Hogan Sheffer, Judy Tate, Bettina Bradbury, Richard Culliton, Susan Dansby, Judy Donato, Josh Griffith, Elizabeth Page, Melissa Salmons, and Charlotte Gibson;
CBS’s “Guiding Light,” written by David Kreizman, Donna Swajeski, Jill Lorie Hurst, Chris Dunn, Lloyd Gold, Dave Rupel, Charlotte Gibson, Rebecca Hanover, Tita Bell, David Smilow, Penelope Koechl, Royal Miller, Brett Staneart, Kimberly Hamilton, and Mike Cohen.
Broadcast Blues, from Disney Channel’s “Phil of the Future,” written by David Steven Cohen;
Children’s Episodic & Specials
Fur Better Or Worse, from Disney Channel’s “That’s So Raven,” written by Deborah Swisher;
Premiere, from Nickelodeon’s “Just For Kicks,” written by Alana Sanko;
Scratch, from Discovery Kids’ “Flight 29 Down,” written by D.J. MacHale;
Show Way, from PBS’s “Reading Rainbow,” written by Ronnie Krauss.
“Age of AIDS: Part I,” from PBS’s “Frontline,” written by William Cran & Renate Simone;
Documentary – Current Events
“Can You Afford To Retire?,” from PBS’s “Frontline,” written by Hedrick Smith & Rick Young;
“The Dark Side,” from PBS’s “Frontline,” written by Michael Kirk;
“The Meth Epidemic, from PBS’s “Frontline” written by Carl Byker;
“The Storm,” from PBS’s “Frontline,” written by Martin Smith.
“The Alaska Pipeline” from PBS’s “American Experience,” written by Mark Davis;
Documentary – Other than Current Events
“The Boy in the Plastic Bubble,” from PBS’s “American Experience,” written by Barak Goodman;
“Eugene O’Neill,” from PBS’s “American Experience,” written by Arthur Gelb, Barbara Gelb and Ric Burns;
“John and Abigail Adams,” from PBS’s “American Experience,” written by Elizabeth Deane;
PBS’s “Marie Antoinette,” written by David Grubin.
“Hurricane Katrina: One-Year Anniversary,” from “CBS News,” written by Paul Facey;
News – Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin or Breaking Report
“Remembering Lou Rawls,” from “CBS News,” written by Jonathan Kaplan;
ABC’s “World News Tonight”, written by Joel Siegel, Julia Kathan, Elizabeth Vargas;
“Addicted to Heroin,” from CBS’s “60 Minutes,” written by Leslie Cockburn;
News – Analysis, Feature, or Commentary
“Disaster Mismanagement,” from PBS’s “America’s Investigative Reports,” written by Tom M. Jennings;
“Memorial Day: One Family Remembers,” from ABC’s “Weekend Good Morning America,” written by Mary Pflum.
The 2007 Writers Guild Awards will be held Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, in Los Angeles at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel and simultaneously in New York at the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel.