Writers Guild to honor Gary David Goldberg. Sit, Ubu, Sit! Plus WGA’s nominees for comedy writing

Garydavidgoldberg  Brooklyn native Gary David Goldberg will receive the Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence from the Writers Guild of America, the WGA-East announced yesterday. Goldberg got his start as a TV writer on The Bob Newhart Show, and came into his own and became known far and wide for his own sitcoms, Family Ties and Spin City, along with his "Sit, Ubu, Sit" closing title cards. Goldberg will receive his honors on Feb. 20, 2010 in New York City.

The Writers Guild Awards also announced their slate of TV nominees for 2009. Congrats go out to all of the writers recognized in the comedy categories!

And they are…


30 Rock, Written by Jack Burditt, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Tom Ceraulo, Vali Chandrasekaran, Tina Fey, Donald Glover, Steve Hely, Matt Hubbard, Dylan Morgan, Paula Pell, Jon Pollack, John Riggi, Tami Sagher, Josh Siegal, Ron Weiner, Tracey Wigfield; NBC

Curb Your Enthusiasm, Written by Larry David; HBO

Glee, Written by Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy; Fox 

Modern Family, Written by Paul Corrigan, Sameer Gardezi, Joe Lawson, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Dan O ' Shannon, Brad Walsh, Caroline Williams, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker; ABC

The Office, Written by Jennifer Celotta, Danny Chun, Greg Daniels, Lee Eisenberg, Anthony Q. Farrell, Brent Forrester,  Daniel J. Goor, Charlie Grandy, Mindy Kaling, Ryan Koh, Lester Lewis, Paul Lieberstein, Warren Lieberstein, BJ Novak, Michael Schur, Aaron Shure, Justin Spitzer, Gene Stupnitsky, Halsted Sullivan; NBC


Glee, Written by Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy; Fox

The Good Wife, Written by Angela Amato Velez, Corinne Brinkerhoff, Ted Humphrey, Dee Johnson, Todd E. Kessler, Michelle King, Robert King; CBS

Hung, Written by Colette Burson, Ellie Herman, Emily Kapnek, Brett C. Leonard, Dmitry Lipkin, Angela Robinson; HBO

Modern Family, Written by Paul Corrigan, Sameer Gardezi, Joe Lawson, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Dan O ' Shannon, Brad Walsh, Caroline Williams, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker; ABC

Nurse Jackie, Written by Taii K. Austin, Liz Brixius, Rick Cleveland, Evan Dunsky, Nancy Fichman, Liz Flahive, Jennifer Hoppe, Mark Hudis, John Hilary Shepherd, Linda Wallem, Christine Zander; Showtime

EPISODIC COMEDY ‚Äì any length ‚Äì one airing time

‚ÄúApollo, Apollo‚Äù (30 Rock), Written by Robert Carlock; NBC

‚ÄúBroke‚Äù (The Office), Written by Charles Grandy; NBC

‚ÄúChapter 1‚Äù (Eastbound & Down), Written by Ben T. Best & Jody L. Hill & Danny McBride; HBO

‚ÄúGossip‚Äù (The Office), Written by Paul Lieberstein; NBC

‚ÄúPilot‚Äù (Modern Family), Written by Steven Levitan & Christopher Lloyd; ABC

‚Äú Reunion ‚Äù (30 Rock), Written by Matt Hubbard; NBC

ANIMATION ‚Äì any length ‚Äì one airing time

‚ÄúThe Burns and the Bees‚Äù (The Simpsons), Written by Stephanie Gillis; Fox

‚ÄúEeny Teeny Maya, Moe‚Äù (The Simpsons), Written by John Frink; Fox

‚ÄúGone Maggie Gone‚Äù (The Simpsons), Written by Billy Kimball & Ian Maxtone-Graham; Fox

‚ÄúTake My Life, Please‚Äù (The Simpsons), Written by Don Payne; Fox

‚ÄúWedding for Disaster‚Äù (The Simpsons), Written by Joel H. Cohen; Fox


Real Time with Bill Maher, Head Writer: Billy Martin, Writers Scott Carter, Adam Felber, Matt Gunn, Brian Jacobsmeyer, Jay Jaroch, Chris Kelly, Bill Maher, Jonathan Schmock, Danny Vermont; HBO

Saturday Night Live, Head Writer: Seth Meyers, Writers Doug Abeles, James Anderson, Alex Baze, Jessica Conrad, James Downey, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, John Lutz, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Paula Pell, Simon Rich, Marika Sawyer, Akiva Schaffer, John Solomon, Emily Spivey, Kent Sublette, Jorma Taccone, Bryan Tucker, Additional Sketch by Adam McKay, Andrew Steele; NBC

The Colbert Report, Head Writers: Barry Julien, Thomas Purcell,  Writers Michael Brumm, Stephen Colbert, Richard Dahm, Robert Dubbin, Glenn Eichler, Peter Grosz, Peter Gwinn, Alon Jay Katsir, Frank Lesser, Opus Moreschi, Meredith Scardino, Allison Silverman, Max Werner; Comedy Central

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Head Writer: Steve Bodow,  Writers Rory Albanese, Kevin Bleyer, Rich Blomquist, Tim Carvell, Wyatt Cenac, JR Havlan, David Javerbaum, Elliott Kalan, Josh Lieb, Sam Means, John Oliver, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart; Comedy Central

The Tonight Show with Conan O‚ÄôBrien, Head Writer: Mike Sweeney, Writers Chris Albers, Jose Arroyo, Josh Comers, Dan Cronin, Kevin Dorff, Andres du Bouchet, Michael Gordon, Berkley Johnson, Brian Kiley, Rob Kutner, Todd Levin, Brian McCann, Guy Nicolucci, Conan O'Brien, Matt O'Brien, Andy Richter, Brian Stack, Andrew Weinberg; NBC

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