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The Writers Guild is a fan of Stranger Things, The Americans, and Westworld

Stranger Things
Stranger Things

This year, HBO’s Westworld introduced one of the most accurate writer characters in TV history with Simon Quarterman’s Lee Sizemore, a drunken whiner who isn’t very good at his job and yet keeps getting high-profile work that he just screws up anyway. Naturally, then, the Writers Guild Of America has decided to honor that show with a pair of nominations for its end-of-year awards, specifically Best Drama Series and Best New Series. 2016 was a good year for TV (and very little else), though, so Westworld is going to have plenty of competition from the other WGA nominees.


In the Best Drama Series category, the competition includes The Americans, Better Call Saul, Stranger Things, and Game Of Thrones, with the Best Comedy category getting Atlanta, Silicon Valley, Transparent, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Veep. The other Best New Series nominees include both Better Things and Stranger Things, as well as This is Us and Atlanta.

The Writers Guild Awards ceremony will be held on February 19, 2017, and you can see more of the nominees below. The full list can be seen over on Deadline.

Best Drama Series

The Americans

Better Call Saul

Game Of Thrones

Stranger Things


Best Comedy Series


Silicon Valley


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


Best New Series


Better Things

Stranger Things

This Is Us


Best Long Form Original

American Crime


Harley And The Davidsons

Surviving Compton

Best Long Form Adapted


American Crime Story: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson


The Night Of



“Barthood,” The Simpsons

“First Day Of Rule,” Elena Of Avalor

“Fish Out Of Water,” BoJack Horseman

“A Princess On Lothal,” Star Wars Rebels

“Stop The Presses,” BoJack Horseman

Episodic Drama

“Gloves Off,” Better Call Saul

“I Am A Storm,” Shameless

“Klick,” Better Call Saul

“Switch,” Better Call Saul

“The Trip,” This Is Us

“The Winds Of Winter,” Game Of Thrones

Episodic Comedy

“Kimmy Finds Her Mom,” Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

“Kimmy Goes On A Playdate,” Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

“Pilot,” One Mississippi

“R-A-Y-C-Ray-Cation,” Speechless

“Streets On Lock,” Atlanta

“A Taste Of Zepyria,” Son Of Zorn

Best Comedy/Variety Series

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Late Night With Seth Meyers

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Best Comedy/Variety Sketch Series

Documentary Now!

Inside Amy Schumer

Maya And Mary In Manhattan

Nathan For You

Saturday Night Live