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 2019. Winners will be honored at the 2020 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at concurrent ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City.
Unsurprisingly, Fox primetime comedies once again dominate the Animation category, with three nominations for The Simpsons and two for Bob’s Burgers, while Netflix’s BoJack Horseman is back in the race after being left out last year. Bob’s Burgers writer Steven Davis has received a second consecutive nomination this year; familiar names also include John Frink (one win, five nominations), Brian Kelley (one win, two nominations) and Elijah Aron (one nomination). Kelvin Yu and Dan Vebber are nominated for the first time.
Nominations in the Animation and Children’s categories below. A full list of the nominees is available at wga.org.
“Bed, Bob & Beyond” (Bob’s Burgers), Written by Kelvin Yu; Fox
“The Gene Mile” (Bob’s Burgers), Written by Steven Davis; Fox
“Go Big or Go Homer” (The Simpsons), Written by John Frink; Fox
“A Horse Walks Into A Rehab” (BoJack Horseman), Written by Elijah Aron; Netflix
“Livin’ La Pura Vida” (The Simpsons), Written by Brian Kelley; Fox
“Thanksgiving of Horror” (The Simpsons), Written by Dan Vebber; Fox
CHILDREN’S EPISODIC, LONG FORM AND SPECIALS
“It’s Just… Weird” (Alexa & Katie), Written by Romi Barta; Netflix
“Remember Black Elvis?” (Family Reunion), Written by Howard Jordan, Jr.; Netflix
“Remember How This All Started?” (Family Reunion), Written by Meg DeLoatch; Netflix
“Stupid Binder” (Alexa & Katie), Written by Nancy Cohen; Netflix
“Time to Make… My Move” (Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance), Written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach; Netflix