Writers Guild Awards 2013: Breaking Bad, Modern Family Rack Up Nominations

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The 2013 Writers Guild Awards will be handed out Sunday, February 17, and with a total of five nominations, Breaking Bad unsurprisingly leads the way. Modern Family leads comedies with four nominations.

New series earning WGA nominations include HBO’s Girls, Veep and The Newsroom, ABC’s Nashville and Fox’s The Mindy Project, while critical favorites 30 Rock and Homeland were also recognized.

Check out the nominees in the major categories below ...

Mentor and Protege

DRAMA SERIES

Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones
Homeland
Mad Men

DRAMA | EPISODIC

Breaking Bad, “Buyout”
Breaking Bad, “Dead Freight”
Breaking Bad, “Fifty-One”
Homeland, “New Car Smell”
Mad Men, “The Other Woman”
Breaking Bad, “Say My Name”

COMEDY SERIES

30 Rock
Girls
Louie
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation

COMEDY (EPISODIC)

Parks and Recreation, “The Debate”
Episodes, “Episode 9″
30 Rock, “Leap Day”
Modern Family, “Little Bo Bleep”
Modern Family, “Mistery Date”
Modern Family, “Virgin Territory”

NEW SERIES

Girls, HBO
The Mindy Project, Fox
Nashville, ABC
The Newsroom, HBO
Veep, HBO

COMEDY/VARIETY

The Colbert Report
Conan
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Key & Peele
Portlandia
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

LONG FORM (ORIGINAL)

Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gelhorn
Political Animals

DAYTIME DRAMA

Days of Our Lives
One Life to Live
The Young and the Restless

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My picks-
Drama: Homeland
Comedy: Modern Family
Comedy Episode: Modern Family "Little Bo Bleep"
New Series: The Newsroom
Comesy Variety: The Daily Show with John Stewart
Daytime Drama: One Life to Live