The Straits Times
Published on Dec 07, 2012

Breaking Bad dominates Writers Guild TV nominations


LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Dark drug drama Breaking Bad dominated television nominations for the annual Writers Guild Awards on Thursday, with Modern Family leading the way in the comedy category.

A trio of HBO newcomers - Lena Dunham's Girls, Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom, and political satire Veep - will compete in the new series category, along with network comedy The Mindy Project and country music drama Nashville, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) announced.

Girls, the story of three 20-somethings navigating life and love in New York City, also won a nomination in the best comedy series slot, along with established shows 30 Rock, Parks And Recreation, Louie and Emmy darling Modern Family.

The Writers Guild recognizes achievements in the writing of United States (US) television, radio, news and animation, rather than actors or directors. The Guild will announce its nominations in the movie field in January.