The Writers Guild also likes Homeland, Breaking Bad, and Modern Family—but y'know, for writerly reasons 

The Writers Guild also likes Homeland, Breaking Bad, and Modern Family—but y'know, for writerly reasons 

While so much awards-season attention is focused on the glamour of Hollywood stars, nothing would be possible without the imagination and tireless efforts of the humble screenwriter, according to a statement read patronizingly by a Hollywood star who makes 100 times what the screenwriter makes and will never have sex with them. Fortunately, those efforts never go unnoticed at the Writers Guild, who have long banded together to make sure that their contributions to the entertainment industry never go unnoticed, even if it's just by a bunch of writers.

This year's TV nominations include a lot of repeats from prior years—particularly on the Best Drama side, which reads exactly the same as the 2012 nominees minus The Good Wife, a show that found itself shoved out once Mad Men was finally back on the air. Comedy also looks exactly the same, with Girls subbing in for last year's slot reserved for Curb Your Enthusiasm, while both Breaking Bad and Modern Family are once again all over the episodic categories with four and three nominations, respectively. But then, that's what the New Series category is for, and it's here you'll find freshmen like The Mindy Project, Nashville, and Veep—all shows that will face off against The Newsroom's Aaron Sorkin, who doesn't even like the Writers Guild, and doubly so if they don't give the award to him.

The major nominees:

DRAMA SERIES
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Game Of Thrones
Homeland
Mad Men

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

30 Rock
Girls
Louie
Modern Family
Parks And Recreation

EPISODIC COMEDY 
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
The Mindy Project
Nashville
The Newsroom
Veep

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

LONGFORM (ADAPTED)
Coma
Game Change

DAYTIME DRAMA
Days Of Our Lives
One Life To Live
The Young And The Restless

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