"Pushing Daisies," "Damages," More Score 2008 Writers Guild Awards Nominations

News   "Pushing Daisies," "Damages," More Score 2008 Writers Guild Awards Nominations "Mad Men," "Pushing Daisies" and "Damages" — shows that prominently feature stage stars — are among those nominated for 2008 Writers Guild Awards.

The Writers Guild of America announced Dec. 13 the nominees for "outstanding achievement in television, radio, news, and promotional writing during the 2007 season." The 60th anniversary award show will be held Feb. 9, 2008, simultaneously at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles and the Hudson Theatre at the Broadway Millennium Hotel in New York City.

DRAMATIC SERIES

  • "Dexter" (Showtime) - Written by Scott Buck, Daniel Cerone, Drew Z. Greenberg, Lauren Gussis, Kevin Maynard, Clyde Phillips, Melissa Rosenberg, Tim Schlattman
  • "Friday Night Lights" (NBC) - Written by Bridget Carpenter, Kerry Ehrin, Carter Harris, Elizabeth Heldens, David Hudgins, Jason Katims, Patrick Massett, Andy Miller, Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, John Zinman
  • "Mad Men" (AMC) - Written by Lisa Albert, Bridget Bedard, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Tom Palmer, Chris Provenzano, Robin Veith, Matthew Weiner
  • "The Sopranos" (HBO) - Written by David Chase, Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider, Matthew Weiner, Terence Winter
  • "The Wire" (HBO) - Written by Ed Burns, Chris Collins, Dennis Lehane, David Mills, George Pelecanos, Richard Price, David Simon, William F. Zorzi COMEDY SERIES

  • "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO) - Written by Larry David
  • "Entourage" (HBO) - Written by Marc Abrams, Lisa Alden, Michael Benson, Brian Burns, Doug Ellin, Alex Gansa, Tim Griffin, Dusty Kay, Stephen Levinson, Ally Musika, Wes Nickerson, Rob Weiss
  • "Flight of the Conchords" (HBO) - Written by Damon Beesley, James Bobin, Jemaine Clement, Eric Kaplan, Bret McKenzie, Iain Morris, Duncan Sarkies, Paul Simms, Taika Waititi
  • "The Office" (NBC) - Written by Steve Carell, Jennifer Celotta, Greg Daniels, Lee Eisenberg, Anthony Farrell, Brent Forrester, Mindy Kaling, Ryan Koh, Lester Lewis, Paul Lieberstein, B.J. Novak, Michael Schur, Justin Spitzer, Gene Stupnitsky, Caroline Williams, Larry Wilmore
  • "30 Rock" (NBC) - Written by Brett Baer, Jack Burditt, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Dave Finkel, Daisy Gardner, Donald Glover, Matt Hubbard, Jon Pollack, John Riggi, Tami Sagher, Ron Weiner NEW SERIES

  • "Damages" (FX) - Written by Jeremy Doner, Mark Fish, Davey Holmes, Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler, Willie Reale, Adam Stein, Aaron Zelman, Daniel Zelman
  • "Flight of the Conchords" (HBO) - Written by Damon Beesley, James Bobin, Jemaine Clement, Eric Kaplan, Bret McKenzie, Iain Morris, Duncan Sarkies, Paul Simms, Taika Waititi
  • "Mad Men" (AMC) - Written by Lisa Albert, Bridget Bedard, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Tom Palmer, Chris Provenzano, Robin Veith, Matthew Weiner
  • "Pushing Daisies" (ABC) - Written by Chad Gomez Creasey, Dara Resnik Creasey, Bryan Fuller, Abby Gewanter, Jim Danger Gray, Lisa Joy, Kath Lingenfelter, Rina Mimoun, Jack Monaco, Scott Nimerfro, Peter Ocko
  • "The Sarah Silverman Program" (Comedy Central) - Written by Dan Fybel, Rich Rinaldi, Rob Schrab, Jon Schroeder, Sarah Silverman, Dan Sterling, Harris Wittels

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    EPISODIC DRAMA

  • "Final Grades" ("The Wire") (HBO) - Teleplay by David Simon; Story by David Simon & Ed Burns
  • "The Second Coming" ("The Sopranos)" (HBO) - Written by Terence Winter
  • "The Round File" ("The Closer)" (TNT) - Written by Michael Alaimo
  • "Flashes Before Your Eyes" ("Lost)" (ABC) - Written by Damon Lindelof & Drew Goddard
  • "The Hobo Code" ("Mad Men)" (AMC) - Written by Chris Provenzano
  • "The Dark Defender" ("Dexter)" (Showtime) - Written by Tim Schlattmann EPISODIC COMEDY

  • "Pie-Lette" ("Pushing Daisies)" (ABC) - Written by Bryan Fuller
  • "The Job" ("The Office)" (NBC) - Written by Paul Lieberstein & Michael Schur
  • "Negotiation" ("30 Rock)" (NBC) - Written by Matt Hubbard
  • "Local Ad" ("The Office)" (NBC) - Written by B.J. Novak
  • "Phyllis's Wedding" ("The Office)" (NBC) - Written by Caroline Williams
  • "Sally Returns" ("Flight of the Conchords") (HBO) - Written by James Bobin & Jemaine Clement & Bret McKenzie No nominations were named for the Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials category. The Tony Awards broadcast has, in previous years, been nominated in this genre.

    For a complete list of 2008 Writers Guild Awards nominations and more information, visit www.wga.org or www.wgaeast.org.