Tonys, Kennedy Center Honors and "Blues" Receive Writers Guild Nominations

News   Tonys, Kennedy Center Honors and "Blues" Receive Writers Guild Nominations
The Writers Guild of America, East and West, announced their nominations for outstanding achievement in television writing during the 2005 season Dec. 14.

Both "The 59th Annual Tony Awards" and the "2004 The Kennedy Center Honors" were nominated in the Comedy/Variety—Music, Awards, Tributes—Specials category. The former was written by David Boone with special material by Jon Macks; George Stevens, Jr. and Sara Lukinson wrote the latter. Both specials were aired on CBS-TV. Also of interest to theatre fans is a nomination for HBO's "Lackawanna Blues," which featured a teleplay by Ruben Santiago-Hudson based on his acclaimed play. "Blues" was nominated in the Long Form-Adapted category; others in that field include "The Colt," "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers" and "Our Fathers."

Winners will be announced Feb. 4, 2006, at ceremonies on both coasts. In New York the 2006 Writers Guild Awards will be held at the Waldorf-Astoria; the Los Angeles ceremony will be presented at the Hollywood Palladium.

For a complete list of nominees visit

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