FOX’s The Simpsons got a whole lot of love when The Writers Guild of America (WGA) released its list of nominees for its 2006 Television and Radio Awards. In fact, the long-running primetime toon was the only animated series to get any love at all from the guild.
The animation category this year is completely filled out by Simpsons installments. Episodes getting the nod are: ‘The Father, The Son and the Holy Guest Star’ (The Simpsons), written byMatt Warburton, ‘The Girl Who Slept Too Little’ by John Frink, ‘Mommie Beerest’, by Michael Price, ‘See Homer Run by Stephanie Gillis, ‘Thank God It’s Doomsday’ by Don Payne and ‘There’s Something About Marrying’ by J. Stewart Burns.
Curious snubs include fellow FOX comedy toons, Family Gu and American Dad, as well as standout newcomers such as Aaron McGruder’s The Boondocks on Cartoon Network’s [adult swim] and the network’s new hit kids’ show, Camp Lazlo, to name a few.
The 2006 Writers Guild Awards recognize scripts that were originally broadcast between Dec. 1, 2004, and Nov. 30, 2005. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremonies on both coasts on Saturday, Feb. 4. The Los Angeles event will be held at the Hollywood Palladium, while the New York kudo fest is set for the Waldorf Astoria. A full list of nominees is available at www.wga.org/subpage_newsevents.aspx?id=1493.