“Breaking Bad” and “Modern Family” lead Writers Guild Award nominations

Winners will be announced on Sunday, Feb. 17

Topics: WGA, Writing, Television, Hollywood, Awards,

"Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family" lead Writers Guild Award nominations (Credit: Everett Collection)

The Writers Guild of America has announced nominations for the “outstanding achievement in television, news, radio, promotional writing, and graphic animation” for 2012. AMC’s “Breaking Bad” received a drama series nomination, and four episodes of the show landed on the 6-show nomination list for Episodic Drama.

In comedy, ”Modern Family” continued to reign with a series nomination and three episode noms.

Below are nominations for the top TV categories:

DRAMA SERIES

“Boardwalk Empire,” HBO

“Breaking Bad,” AMC

“Game of Thrones,” HBO

“Homeland,” Showtime

“Mad Men,” AMC

COMEDY SERIES 

“30 Rock,” NBC

“Girls,”  HBO



“Louie,” FX

“Modern Family,” ABC

“Parks and Recreation,” NBC

NEW SERIES 

“Girls,” HBO

“The Mindy Project,” Fox

“Nashville,” ABC

“The Newsroom,” HBO

“Veep,” HBO

Find the rest of the nominees here. The WGA will announce the award winners on Sunday, Feb. 17.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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