Thursday, December 16, 2004

THE BOX: The WGA Honors "Arrested"

Wednesday the Writers Guild of America announced it's nominations far the television format. (Screenplay noms are announced January 13).

Jim Vallely & Mitchell Hurwitz received a nod for the "Pier Pressure" episode of "Arrested Development". In exciting news Bryan Fuller and Todd Holland also received a nod for the short lived but excellent "Wonderfalls" (the pilot episode).

Also on Fox, writers from team Simpson's dominated the animation category with four out of the five nods: Joel H. Cohen's "Today I Am a Clown," Don Payne's "Fraudulent News," Julie Chambers & Don Chambers' "Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore" and Ian Maxtone-Graham's "Catch 'Em if You Can."

HBO as per usual, had nod across the board for The Sopranos, Sex and the City, and Six Feet Under. New to praise is Real Time with Bill Maher. I'm just happy to know someone besides myself is watching Mr. Maher.

It's not the Globes or the Emmys, so why do we care? The WGA is a coalition of professional writers. Unlike other awards, I enjoy reviewing the WGA, DGA, and SAG awards to see the work that each professional guild honors of it's own.

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