The nominations for the 65th Annual Emmys were announced today. Here are the writers/shows up for awards this year.

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Episodes, Showtime
– Episode 209, Written by David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik

Louie, FX Networks
– “Daddy’s Girlfriend (Part 1),” Story & Teleplay by Louis C.K., Story by Pamela Adlon

The Office, NBC
– “Finale,” Written by Greg Daniels

30 Rock, NBC
– “Hogcock! ,” Written by Jack Burditt and Robert Carlock
– “Last Lunch,” Written by Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield

30 Rock and Louie, along with The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Girls (HBO), Modern Family (ABC), and Veep (HBO), were nominated for Outstanding Comedy.

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Breaking Bad, AMC
“Dead Freight,” Written by George Mastras
“Say My Name,” Written by Thomas Schnauz

Downton Abbey, PBS
– Episode 4, Written by Julian Fellowes

Game Of Thrones, HBO
– “The Rains Of Castamere,” Written by D.B. Weiss

Homeland, Showtime
– “Q&A,” Written by Henry Bromell

Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, and Homeland were nominated for Outstanding Drama, along with House of Cards (Netflix) and Mad Men (AMC).

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Behind The Candelabra, HBO
Written by Richard LaGravenese

The Hour, BBC America
Written by Abi Morgan

Parade’s End, HBO
Written by Tom Stoppard

Phil Spector, HBO
Written by David Mamet

Top Of The Lake, Sundance Channel
Written by Jane Campion and Gerard Lee

Behind The Candelabra, Phil Spector, and Top Of The Lake received nominations for Outstanding Movie or Mini-Series, along with American Horror Story:Asylum (FX Networks), The Bible (History), and Political Animals (USA).

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series
The Colbert Report, Comedy Central
Head Writer: Opus Moreschi; Writers: Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell, Rich Dahm, Barry Julien, Michael Brumm, Rob Dubbin, Jay Katsir, Frank Lesser, Glenn Eichler, Meredith Scardino, Max Werner, Eric Drysdale, Dan Guterman, Paul Dinello, Nate Charny, and Bobby Mort

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Comedy Central
Head Writer: Tim Carvell; Writers: Rory Albanese, Kevin Bleyer, Steve Bodow, Travon Free, Hallie Haglund, JR Havlan, Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, Jo Miller, John Oliver, Zhubin Parang, Daniel Radosh, Jason Ross, Lauren Sarver, and Jon Stewart

Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC
Writers: Gary Greenberg, Molly McNearny, Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, Sal Iacono, James Kimmel, Rick Rosner, Danny Ricker, Eric Immerman, Jeff Loveness, Josh Holloway, Bess Kalb, Joelle Boucai, and Bryan Paulk

Portlandia, IFC
Writers: Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel, Bill Oakley

Real Time With Bill Maher, HBO
Writers: Adam Felber, Matt Gunn, Brian Jacobsmeyer, Jay Jaroch, Chris Kelly, Bill Maher, Billy Martin, Danny Vermont, and Scott Carter

Saturday Night Live, NBC
Writers: James Anderson, Alex Baze, Neil Casey, James Downey, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Zach Kanin, Chris Kelly, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, Michael O’Brien, Josh Patten, Marika Sawyer, Sarah Schneider, Pete Schultz, John Solomon, Kent Sublette, and Bryan Tucker; Additional Sketch by Robert Smigel

The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC), Real Time with Bill Maher, and Saturday Night Live received nominations for Outstanding Variety Series.

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special
The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC
Written by Barry Adelman; Special Material by Jon Macks, Dave Boone, Alex Baze, Robert Carlock, Seth Meyers, and Mike Scully

Louis C.K.: Oh My God, HBO
Written by Louis C.K.

Night Of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs, Comedy Central
Head Writer Eric Slovin; Written by Doug Abeles, Ethan T. Berlin, Luke Cunningham, RJ Fried, Dan Klein, Eric Ledgin, Doug Lieblich, Daniel Mirk, Craig Rowin, and Robert Smigel

Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (Part One), NBC
Head Writers Seth Meyers and Colin Jost; Written by James Anderson, James Downey, Steve Higgins, Zach Kanin, Chris Kelly, Joe Kelly, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Mike O’Brien, Josh Patten, Sarah Schneider, Pete Schultz, Frank Sebastiano, John Solomon, Kent Sublette, and Alex Baze

66th Annual Tony Awards, CBS
Written by Dave Boone; Special Material by Paul Greenberg

The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS), Louis C.K.: Oh My God, Mel Brooks Strikes Back! With Mel Brooks And Alan Yentob (HBO), Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (Part One), and 12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief received nominations for Outstanding Variety Special.

Outstanding Writing For Nonfiction Programming
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Libya, CNN
Written by Anthony Bourdain

The Dust Bowl, The Great Plow Up, PBS
Written by Dayton Duncan

Ethel, HBO
Written by Mark Bailey

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God, HBO
Written by Alex Gibney

The Men Who Built America, A New War Begins, HISTORY
Written by Stephen David, Patrick Reams, David C. White, Keith Palmer, and Randy Counsman

Check out all of this year’s Emmy Nominees.

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  1. […] The Office should have gotten some attention as well. (Note: The Office series finale did get a writing nomination, as did two of 30 Rock’s final season […]


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