And your nominees for 2011 WGA Awards in comedy are…

The Writers Guild of America announced its TV nominees for 2011 WGA Awards, which will be handed out on Feb. 5, 2011, simultaneously at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel-Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles and the AXA Equitable Center in New York City.

Among the things that stick out: Glee and Nurse Jackie are still considered comedies; the exiled writers of the AMC drama The Walking Dead got recognized by the Guild; The Sarah Silverman Program got a nod for one of its late episodes; South Park and Family Guy shut out of animation; and all of the network late-night talk shows snubbed in variety.

Here are your nominees!


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

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

Modern Family, Written by Jerry Collins, Paul Corrigan, Alex Herschlag, Abraham Higginbotham, Elaine Ko, Joe Lawson, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Dan O'Shannon, Jeffrey Richman, Brad Walsh, Ilana Wernick, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker; ABC

Nurse Jackie, Written by Liz Brixius, Rick Cleveland, Nancy Fichman, Liz Flahive, Jennifer Hoppe-House, Mark Hudis, Linda Wallem, Christine Zander; Showtime

The Office, Written by Jennifer Celotta, Daniel Chun, Greg Daniels, Lee Eisenberg, Brent Forrester,  Amelie Gillette, Charlie Grandy, Steve Hely, Jonathan A. Hughes, Mindy Kaling, Carrie Kemper, Jason Kessler, Paul Lieberstein, Warren Lieberstein, B.J. Novak, Peter Ocko, Robert Padnick, Aaron Shure, Justin Spitzer, Gene Stupnitsky, Halsted Sullivan, Jon Vitti; NBC

Slightly related, these folks got nominated in the NEW SERIES category

Justified, Written by Dave Andron, Wendy Calhoun, Benjamin Cavell, Fred Golan, Gary Lennon, Benjamin Daniel Lobato, Chris Provenzano, Graham Yost; FX

Men of a Certain Age, Written by Bridget Bedard, Warren Hutcherson, Rick Muirragui, Jack Orman, Ray Romano, Mike Royce, Lew Schneider, Mark Stegemann; TNT

EPISODIC COMEDY – any length – one airing time

‚ÄúAnna Howard Shaw Day‚Äù (30 Rock), Written by Matt Hubbard; NBC

‚ÄúEarthquake‚Äù (Modern Family), Written by Paul Corrigan & Brad Walsh; ABC

‚ÄúNightmayor‚Äù (The Sarah Silverman Program), Written by Dan Sterling; Comedy Central

‚ÄúStarry Night‚Äù (Modern Family), Written by Danny Zuker; ABC

‚ÄúWhen It Rains, It Pours‚Äù (30 Rock), Written by Robert Carlock; NBC

‚Äú‚Äù (The Office), Written by Aaron Shure; NBC

ANIMATION – any length – one airing time

‚ÄúLrrreconcilable Ndndifferences‚Äù (Futurama), Written by Patric M. Verrone; Comedy Central

‚ÄúMoe Letter Blues‚Äù (The Simpsons), Written by Stephanie Gillis; Fox

‚ÄúO Brother, Where Bart Thou?‚Äù (The Simpsons), Written by Matt Selman; Fox

‚ÄúThe Prisoner of Brenda‚Äù (Futurama), Written by Ken Keeler; Comedy Central

‚ÄúTreasure Hunt‚Äù (Back at the Barnyard), Written by Tom Sheppard; Nickelodeon


Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, Writers: Penn Jillette, Teller, Star Price, David Wechter, Michael Goudeau, Steve Melcher, Tom Kramer, Rich Nathanson; Showtime

Saturday Night Live, Head Writer: Seth Meyers; Writers: Doug Abeles, James Anderson, Alex Baze, Jillian Bell, Hannibal Buress, Jessica Conrad, James Downey, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, Jessi Klein, Rob Klein, John Lutz, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Christine Nangle, Michael Patrick O‚ÄôBrien, Paula Pell, Ryan Perez, Simon Rich, Marika Sawyer, Akiva Schaffer, John Solomon, Emily Spivey, Kent Sublette, Jorma Taccone, Bryan Tucker; NBC

The Colbert Report, Writers: Barry Julien, Dan Guterman, Eric Drysdale, Frank Lesser, Glenn Eichler, Jay Katsir, Max Werner, Meredith Scardino, Michael Brumm, Opus Moreschi, Peter Gwinn, Rich Dahm, Rob Dubbin, Scott Sherman, Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell; Comedy Central

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Writers: Rory Albanese, Kevin Bleyer, Richard Blomquist, Steve Bodow, Tim Carvell, Wyatt Cenac, Hallie Haglund, JR Havlan, Elliott Kalan, Josh Lieb, Sam Means, Jo Miller, John Oliver, Daniel Radosh, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart; Comedy Central


The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special – In 3-D On Ice!, Written by Jeremy Chilnick, Morgan Spurlock; Fox

National Memorial Day Concert 2010, Written by Joan Meyerson; PBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards, Written by Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, Will Burke, Gary Greenberg, Sal Iacono, Jimmy Kimmel, Jonathan Kimmel, Jacob Lentz, Molly McNearney, Bryan Paulk, Rick Rosner; ABC

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