'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Homeland' and 'Modern Family' lead WGA Award nominations

breaking-bad-s4-finale.jpgIt was yet another good year for cable TV as the dramas " Boardwalk Empire," " Breaking Bad" and " Homeland" secured three nominations each for the 2012 Writers Guild Awards. On the comedy side, the networks fared well. ABC's " Modern Family" led that charge with three nominations.

The WGA announced these nominations Wednesday (Dec. 7) as well as those up for consideration in television, news, radio, promotional writing and graphic animation nominees. The WGA Awards are slated for Feb. 9, 2012.

"Boardwalk Empire," "Breaking Bad" and "Homeland" were cited in both the best drama category as well as best episode of a drama show.

" 30 Rock" and "Modern Family" both received noms for best comedy and best comedy episode.

On the new series side, the nominees were "Episodes," "Homeland," "Game of Thrones," "The Killing," and "New Girl."

Following is a full list of the TV show nominations.

DRAMA SERIES

"Boardwalk Empire" - HBO
"Breaking Bad" - AMC
"Game of Thrones" - HBO
"The Good Wife" - CBS
"Homeland" - Showtime

COMEDY SERIES

"30 Rock" - NBC
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" - HBO
"Louie" - FX
"Modern Family" - ABC
"Parks & Recreation" - NBC

NEW SERIES

"Episodes" - Showtime
"Game of Thrones" - HBO
"Homeland" - Showtime
"The Killing" - AMC
"New Girl" - FOX

EPISODIC DRAMA

"Boardwalk Empire" (A Dangerous Maid) - HBO
"Boardwalk Empire" (The Age of Reason) - HBO
"Breaking Bad" (Box Cutter) - AMC
"Breaking Bad" (End Times) - AMC
"Homeland" (The Good Soldier) - Showtime  
"Dexter" (Just Let Go) - Showtime  

EPISODIC COMEDY

"Modern Family" (Caught in the Act) - ABC
"The Office" (Goodbye Michael, Part 2) - NBC
"Modern Family" (Mother's Day) - ABC
"Weeds" (Object Impermanence) - Showtime
"The Office" (PDA) - NBC
"30 Rock" (Queen of Jordan) - NBC

LONG FORM - ORIGINAL

"Cinema Verite" - HBO
"Five" - Lifetime

LONG FORM - ADAPTED

"Mildred Pierce" - HBO
"Too Big to Fail" - HBO

ANIMATION

"The Simpsons" (Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts) - FOX
"The Simpsons" (The Blue and the Gray) - FOX
"The Simpsons" (Donnie Fatso) - FOX
"The Simpsons" (Homer the Father) - FOX
"Ben 10: Ultimate Alien" (Moonstruck) - Cartoon Network
"Futurama" (The Silence of the Clamps) - Comedy Central

COMEDY / VARIETY - (INCLUDING TALK) SERIES

"Conan" - TBS
"Jon Benjamin Has a Van" - Comedy Central
"Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" - NBC
"Real Time with Bill Maher" - HBO
"Saturday Night Live" - NBC
"The Colbert Report" - Comedy Central
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" - Comedy Central

COMEDY / VARIETY - MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES - SPECIALS

"After the Academy Awards" - ABC
"The Kennedy Center Honors" - CBS

DAYTIME DRAMA

"All My Children" - ABC
"General Hospital" - ABC
"The Young and the Restless" - CBS

CHILDREN'S - EPISODIC & SPECIALS

"Sesame Street" (The Good Birds Club) - PBS
"Supah Ninjas" (Hero of the Shadows) - Nickelodeon
"iCarly" (i Lost My Mind) - Nickelodeon
"Zeke and Luther" (Luther Turns 4) - Disney XD
"The Troop" (Oh, Brother) - Nickelodeon
"Imagination Movers" (The Prince Frog) - Disney Channel


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