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‘Simpsons’ & ‘Futurama’ Dominate WGA Nominations

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‘Simpsons’ & ‘Futurama’ Dominate WGA Nominations

The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio, promotional writing and graphic animation for the 2014 Writers Guild Awards, set to take place during simultaneous ceremonies in L.A. and New York on Saturday, February 1, 2014. While live-action dramas and comedies like Breaking Bad, Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards sweep the key categories, Matt Groening’s The Simpsons and Futurama lead the toon nominee pack. Here is a selection of nominees, visit for the full announcement.


  • “A Test Before Trying” (The Simpsons), written by Joel H. Cohen; Fox
  • “Game of Tones” (Futurama), written by Michael Rowe; Comedy Central
  • “Hardly Kirk-ing” (The Simpsons), written by Tom Gammill & Max Pross; Fox
  • “Murder on the Planet Express” (Futurama), written by Lewis Morton; Comedy Central
  • “Saturday Morning Fun Pit” (Futurama), written by Patric M. Verrone; Comedy Central
  • “Yolo” (The Simpsons), written by Michael Nobori; Fox

Children’s – Episodic & Specials:

  • “influANTces” (A.N.T. Farm), written by Vincent Brown; Nickelodeon
  • “The Haunted Cave” (Spooksville), written by Jim Krieg; Hub Network
  • “Simon Says” (Sesame Street), written by Christine Ferraro; PBS

Television Graphic Art and Animation:

  • CBS News Animations: “Brain Injury,” “Pills,” “Bionic Leg,” “Midland Parade,” “Concordia Salvage;” animated by David Rosen
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