‘Simpsons,’ ‘Futurama,’ ‘Barnyard’ Earn WGA Nominations

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Two episodes of The Simpsons, two episodes of Futurama and one episode of Back at the Barnyard have been nominated for 2011 Writes Guild Awards in the lead TV animation category.

Presented by the East and West branches of the WGA, the winners will be announced at a bi-coastal awards ceremony set for Feb. 5.

ANIMATION – any length – one airing time

  • “Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences” (Futurama), Written by Patric M. Verrone; Comedy Central
  • “Moe Letter Blues” (The Simpsons), Written by Stephanie Gillis; Fox
  • “O Brother, Where Bart Thou?” (The Simpsons), Written by Matt Selman; Fox
  • “The Prisoner of Brenda” (Futurama), Written by Ken Keeler; Comedy Central
  • “Treasure Hunt” (Back at the Barnyard), Written by Tom Sheppard; Nickelodeon

Additionally, the live-action documentary The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special — In 3-D On Ice, written by Jeremy Chilnick and Morgan Spurlock, was nominated in Comedy/Variety – Music, Awards, Tributes and Specials category.

Other animation-related categories and the nominees include:

PROMOTIONAL WRITING AND GRAPHIC ANIMATION NOMINEES ON-AIR PROMOTION (RADIO OR TELEVISION)

  • CSI Promos, Written by Anne de Vega; CBS
  • NBC News Promos, Written by Jennifer Kaas; NBC News

TELEVISION GRAPHIC ANIMATION

  • “Sunday Morning, By Design” (CBS Sunday Morning), Graphic Designer Bob Pook, Graphic Artist Diane Robinson; CBS News

The full list of nominees can be found at  www.wga.org or www.wgaeast.org.