Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio and promotional writing during 2021. Winners will be honored at the 2022 Writers Guild Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 20.
This year’s animation category is dominated by Fox toons, with the return of previous winners The Simpsons (13 wins in the category), Bob’s Burgers (one win plus nine nominations) and two-time nominee Family Guy. Joining the fray with its first WGA Award nomination is Lisa Hanawalt’s female-forward adult comedy Tuca & Bertie, which launched its second season on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block last year after debuting as a Netflix original in 2019.
“An Incon-Wheelie-ent Truth” (Bob’s Burgers), Written by Dan Fybel; Fox
“Loft in Bedslation” (Bob’s Burgers), Written by Jameel Saleem, Fox
“Must Love Dogs” (Family Guy), Written by Daniel Peck; Fox
“Planteau” (Tuca & Bertie), Written by Lisa Hanawalt; Cartoon Network
“Portrait of a Lackey on Fire” (The Simpsons), Written by Rob LaZebnik & Johnny LaZebnik; Fox
“The Star of the Backstage” (The Simpsons), Written by Elisabeth Kiernen Averick; Fox
“A Big Favor for Grampy/A Fair Way to Bounce” (Donkey Hodie), Written by Adam Rudman & David Rudman, Joey Mazzarino; PBS KIDS/pbskids.org
“Park Ranger Percy / Lizard Lizzy” (Helpsters) Written by Annabeth Bondor-Stone, Connor White, Liz Hara; Apple TV+
“Rice” (Waffles + Mochi), Written by Lyric Lewis; Netflix
“The Tale of the Midnight Magic” (Are You Afraid of the Dark?), Written by JT Billings, Alex Ebel; Nickelodeon
“Which Witch?” (Just Beyond), Written by Mitali Jahagirdar; Disney+
WGAW and WGAE are labor unions representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, digital media and broadcast news. For more information, visit www.wga.org (WGA West) or www.wgaeast.org (WGA East).
Full list of nominees available here.