The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2017. Winners will be honored at the 2018 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 11, 2018, at concurrent ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City. Patton Oswalt will be hosting the the West Coast gala.
The Animation category has two episodes each nominated from familiar favorite The Simpsons and streaming sensation BoJack Horseman, and one episode of Bob’s Burgers. Simpsons has taken the prize 11 times since the category began in 2002 (out of a whopping 50 nominations); BoJack won this year, and Bob’s Burgers the year before.
Select categories follow. Visit the website for the full list of 2018 nominees. There are no nominations this year in the TV Graphic Art & Animation, Children’s Long Form, or Short Form New Media – Original categories.
“Brunchsquatch” (Bob’s Burgers), Written by Lizzie Molyneux & Wendy Molyneux; Fox
“A Father’s Watch” (The Simpsons), Written by Simon Rich; Fox
“Ruthie” (BoJack Horseman), Written by Joanna Calo; Netflix
“The Serfsons” (The Simpsons), Written by Brian Kelley; Fox
“Time’s Arrow” (BoJack Horseman), Written by Kate Purdy; Netflix
CHILDREN’S EPISODIC AND SPECIALS
“Ivy & Julie” (American Girl), Written by May Chan; Amazon
“Knowledge Is Power” (American Girl), Teleplay by Alison McDonald, Story by Alison McDonald and Caron Tschampion; Amazon
“Just Add 1965,” (Just Add Magic), Written by Lauren Thompson; Amazon
“Meet Julia” (Sesame Street), Written by Christine Ferraro; HBO
“The Magical Wand Chase: A Sesame Street Special,” Written by Raye Lankford, Jessica Carleton, Ken Scarborough; HBO