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News Release: December 15, 2004
57th Annual Writers Guild Awards Television and Radio Nominees Announced

LOS ANGELES, NEW YORK -- The Writers Guild of America, East and west announced the nominations for outstanding achievement in television and radio writing during the 2004 season.

TELEVISION NOMINEES

EPISODIC DRAMA — any length — one airing time

MEMORIAL DAY (The West Wing), Written by John Sacret Young & Josh Singer; NBC

THE SUPREMES (The West Wing), Written by Debora Cahn; NBC

FALLING INTO PLACE (Six Feet Under), Written by Craig Wright; HBO

LONG TERM PARKING (The Sopranos), Written by Terence Winter; HBO

 

EPISODIC COMEDY — any length — one airing time

SPLAT! (Sex and the City), Written by Jenny Bicks and Cindy Chupack; HBO

PIER PRESSURE (Arrested Development), Written by Jim Vallely & Mitchell Hurwitz; Fox

THE ICK FACTOR (Sex and the City), Written by Julie Rottenberg & Elisa Zuritsky; HBO

PILOT (Wonderfalls), Teleplay by Bryan Fuller, Story By Todd Holland & Bryan Fuller; Fox

IDA'S BOYFRIEND (Malcolm in the Middle), Written by Neil Thompson; Fox

 

LONG FORM — ORIGINAL — over one hour — one or two parts, one or two airing times

REDEMPTION, Written by J.T. Allen; FX

SOMETHING THE LORD MADE, Written by Peter Silverman and Robert Caswell; HBO

SPINNING BORIS, Written by Yuri Zeltser & Cary Bickley; Showtime

 

LONG FORM — ADAPTED — over one hour — one or two parts, one or two airing times

CAVEDWELLER, Screenplay by Anne Meredith, Based upon the novel by Dorothy Allison; Showtime

THE WOOL CAP, Teleplay by William H. Macy & Steven Schachter, Based upon the original story "Gigot" written by Jackie Gleason; TNT

ANGELS IN AMERICA, Teleplay by Tony Kushner, Based on the play by Tony Kushner; HBO

 

ANIMATION — any length — one airing time

TODAY I AM A CLOWN (The Simpsons), Written by Joel H. Cohen; Fox

FRAUDCAST NEWS (The Simpsons), Written by Don Payne; Fox

STARCROSSED (Justice League), Written by Rich Fogel, John Ridley, Dwayne McDuffie, Story by Rich Fogel; Cartoon Network

MILHOUSE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE (The Simpsons), Written by Julie Chambers & David Chambers; Fox

CATCH ‘EM IF YOU CAN (The Simpsons), Written by Ian Maxtone-Graham; Fox

 

COMEDY/VARIETY — MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES — SPECIALS — any length

THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, Written by George Stevens, Jr. and Sara Lukinson; CBS

THE 58TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, Written by Dave Boone and Bruce Vilanch; CBS

 

COMEDY/VARIETY — (including talk) SERIES

LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN, Written by Mike Sweeney, Chris Albers, Jose Arroyo, Andy Blitz, Kevin Dorff, Dan Goor, Michael Gordon, Brian Kiley, Michael Koman, Demetri Martin, Brian McCann, Guy Nicolucci, Conan O'Brien, Allison Silverman, Robert Smigel, Brian Stack, Andrew Weinberg; NBC

MAD-TV, Writing Supervised by Scott King, Written by Dick Blasucci, Bryan Adams, Lauren Dombrowski, Steven Cragg, Chris Cluess, John Crane, Michael Hitchcock, Jennifer Joyce, Jason Kordelos, Brooks McBeth, Bruce McCoy, Michael McDonald, Rick Najera, Tami Sagher, David Salzman, Rich Talarico, Stephnie Weir, Maiya Williams, Jim Wise; Fox

PENN & TELLER BULLSHIT!, Written by Penn Jillette, Teller, Star Price, John McLaughlin, Jon Hotchkiss, Emma Webster, David Wechter, Jonathan Taylor, Special Material Written by Michael Goudeau; Showtime

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, Written by Scott Carter and Brian Jacobsmeyer and Jay Jaroch and Chris Kelly and Bill Maher and Billy Martin and Ned Rice and David Feldman; HBO

 

DAYTIME SERIALS

GUIDING LIGHT, Written by David Kreizman, Tita Bell, Joyce Brotman, Christopher Dunn, Lloyd Gold, Kimberly Hamilton, Jill Lorie Hurst, Penelope Koechl, Eleanor Labine, Royal Miller, Casandra Morgan, Danielle Paige, David Smilow, Gillian Spencer, Brett Staneart, Donna Swajeski, Ellen Weston; CBS

 

CHILDREN'S SCRIPT

A SEPARATE PEACE, Teleplay by Wendy Kesselman, Based on the Novel by John Knowles; SHOWTIME

A WRINKLE IN TIME, Teleplay by Susan Shilliday, Based on the Novel by Madeleine L'Engle; ABC

 

DOCUMENTARY – CURRENT EVENTS

LAST MAN STANDING: POLITICS TEXAS, STYLE (P.O.V.), Written by Paul Stekler; PBS

FROM CHINA WITH LOVE (Frontline), Written by Michael J. Kirk; PBS

 

DOCUMENTARY – OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS

EMMA GOLDMAN (American Experience), Written by Mel Bucklin; PBS

RECONSTRUCTION, PART 1 (American Experience), Telescript by Llewellyn M. Smith, Story by Elizabeth Deane & Patricia Garcia Rios; PBS

RFK (American Experience), Written by David Grubin; PBS

THE FIGHT (American Experience), Written by Barak Goodman; PBS

OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING (Broadway: The American Musical — Episode 4), Written by Jo Ann Young; PBS

REVOLUTIONARIES (They Made America), Telescript by Carl Charlson, Story by Harold Evans; PBS

 

NEWS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN OR BREAKING REPORT

REMEMBERING RAY CHARLES (CBS News, WBBM Chicago), Written by Jonathan W. Kaplan; CBS

THE REAGAN FUNERAL (ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings), Written by Steve Alperin; ABC

 

NEWS – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY

CHANGE OF HEART (60 Minutes II), Written by Rebecca Peterson & Scott Pelley; CBS

HOMES FOR THE HOMELESS (UPN 9 News), Written by Jacqueline M. Calayag; WWOR

MARTHA STEWART (60 Minutes II), Written by Barbara Dury & Morley Safer; CBS

 

RADIO NOMINEES

NEWS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED

1010 WINS AFTERNOON DRIVE, Written by Bill Spadaro; Infinity Radio Network

CBS NEWS HOURLY, Written by Robert Mank; CBS Radio

REMEMBERANCES, Written by Gail Lee; CBS Radio

WORLD NEWS THIS WEEK, Written by Marianne J. Pryor; ABC News Radio

WORLD NEWS THIS WEEK, Written by Stuart H. Chamberlain, Jr.; ABC News Radio

 

NEWS – ANALYSIS, FEATURE OR COMMENTARY

CHRISTMAS PAST, Written by James Benes; CBS

 

NEWS – ON-AIR PROMOTION (RADIO OR TELEVISION)

SALEM SERIAL KILLER, Written by Judie Henninger; NBC

STILL STANDING: KILL BILL, KING OF QUEENS: RUNNER, Written by Chris Cranner / CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE DIRECT TV, Written by Chris Cranner & Jay Curtis & Mark Mallory / STILL STANDING/LISTEN UP WHO'S ON FIRST, Written by Chris Cranner & Jay Curtis; CBS

 

NEWS – TV GRAPHIC ANIMATION

CBS 2 CELEBRATES SUBWAY CENTENNIAL / SPORTS BLOCK, Written by Christopher T. Ingram; CBS

In television: The nominated scripts were originally broadcast between December 1, 2003, and November 30, 2004. All teleplays and radio scripts were read by panels of judges.

The winners will be announced Saturday, February 19, 2005, at the 57th Annual Writers Guild Awards ceremonies on both coasts.