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2017 Writers Guild Awards Nominees Announced

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2017 Writers Guild Awards Nominees Announced

The Writers Guild of America, West and Writers Guild of America, East have revealed the nominations for the 2017 Writers Guild Awards, recognizing outstanding writing for TV, new media, news, radio and promos. Of special interest to our readers, the Animation contenders this year represent The Simpsons, which last took the award in 2015; Elena of Avalor, Star Wars Rebels and double nominee BoJack Horseman.

FOX’s brand new hybrid series Son of Zorn is also nominated in the Episodic Comedy category, while Sesame Street is the closest thing to animation to be found in the Children’s Script races. And Elisa Solinas’ “The Real History of Cinco de Mayo” for Gawker is the lone entry in the TV Graphic Art & Animation category.

The 2017 Writers Guild Awards will be held Sunday, February 19, with concurrent ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City. A partial list of category nominees follows; visit for a complete list.


“Barthood” (The Simpsons), written by Dan Greaney; Fox
“First Day of Rule” (Elena of Avalor), written by Craig Gerber; Disney Channel
“Fish Out of Water” (BoJack Horseman), Written by Elijah Aron & Jordan Young; Netflix
“A Princess on Lothal” (Star Wars Rebels), Written by Steven Melching; Disney XD
“Stop the Presses” (BoJack Horseman), Written by Joe Lawson; Netflix

CHILDREN’S SCRIPT – Episodic & Specials

“Girl Meets Commonism” (Girl Meets World), Written by Joshua Jacobs & Michael Jacobs; Disney Channel
“Just Add Mom” (Just Add Magic), Written by John-Paul Nickel; Amazon Studios
“Mel vs. The Night Mare of Normal Street” (Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street), Written by Laurie Parres; Amazon Studios
“Mucko Polo, Grouch Explorer” (Sesame Street), Written by Belinda Ward; HBO

CHILDREN’S SCRIPT – Long Form or Special

Dance Camp, Teleplay by Nick Turner & Rex New and Cameron Fay, Story by Nick Turner & Rex New;
Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas, Written by Geri Cole & Ken Scarborough; HBO
R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet Of Souls, Written by Billy Brown & Dan Angel; Freeform


“Kimmy Finds Her Mom!” (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Written by Tina Fey & Sam Means; Netflix
“Kimmy Goes on a Playdate!” (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Written by Robert Carlock; Netflix
“Pilot” (One Mississippi), Written by Diablo Cody & Tig Notaro; Amazon Studios
“R-A-Y-C-Ray-Cation” (Speechless), Written by Carrie Rosen & Seth Kurland; ABC
“Streets on Lock” (Atlanta), Written by Stephen Glover; FX
“A Taste of Zephyria” (Son of Zorn), Written by Dan Mintz; Fox


“The Real History of Cinco de Mayo” (Gawker Media Group), Graphic Animation by Elisa Solinas;

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