Handmaid's Tale leads 2018 WGA TV Awards nominations

Megan Davies
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Hulu hit The Handmaid's Tale is proving its Emmy success wasn't a fluke by leading the nominations for the upcoming Writers Guild of America Awards.

The Awards honour outstanding achievements in film, television, radio and video game writing, including both fiction and non-fiction, and the WGA announced its top 2017 TV picks today (December 7).

Among the full list of nominations for the TV Awards ceremony, The Handmaid's Tale picked up two nods, one for Best Drama and another for Best New Series.

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Elisabeth Moss and co will be facing strong competition in their two categories too, as The Handmaid's Tale is up against some huge TV shows.

Also up for Best Drama is 2017 winner The Americans, as well as Better Call Saul, Game of Thrones and Stranger Things, while the Best New Series nominees also feature the likes of American Vandal, The Deuce, GLOW and Ozark.

Ryan Murphy is also looking good after this year's nominations were released, even if he'll be up against himself in the Original Longform category as both American Horror Story: Cult and Feud: Bette and Joan received a nomination.

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They'll be going up against Flint, Godless and Manhunt: Unabomber.

The WGA Awards are set for Saturday, February 10, 2018 and the list of nominations is as follows:

Drama Series

  • The Americans
  • Better Call Saul
  • Game of Thrones
  • The Handmaid's Tale
  • Stranger Things

Comedy Series

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • GLOW
  • Master of None
  • Silicon Valley
  • Veep

New Series

  • American Vandal
  • The Deuce
  • GLOW
  • The Handmaid's Tale
  • Ozark
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Longform – Original

  • American Horror Story: Cult
  • Feud: Bette and Joan
  • Flint
  • Godless
  • Manhunt: Unabomber

Longform – Adapted

  • Big Little Lies
  • Fargo
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • The Wizard of Lies

Shortform New Media – Adapted

  • Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - 'John Hancock'
  • The Walking Dead: Red Machete - 'Chapter 2'
  • Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - 'Justicia'
  • Zac & Mia - 'Starboy'

Animation

  • Bob's Burgers - 'Brunchsquatch'
  • The Simpsons - 'A Father's Watch'
  • BoJack Horseman - 'Ruthie'
  • The Simpsons - 'The Serfsons'
  • BoJack Horseman - 'Time's Arrow'
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Episodic Drama

  • The Leftovers - 'The Book of Nora'
  • Better Call Saul - 'Chicanery'
  • Good Behavior - 'The Heart Attack is the Best Way'
  • The OA - 'Homecoming'
  • Better Call Saul - 'Slip'
  • The Americans - 'The Soviet Decision'

Episodic Comedy

  • Grace and Frankie - 'The Burglary'
  • The Carmichael Show - 'Intervention'
  • Veep - 'Judge'
  • Will & Grace - 'Rosario's Quinceanera'
  • Trial & Error - 'The Verdict'

Comedy/Variety Talk Series

  • Conan
  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers
  • Real Time with Bill Maher
  • The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
  • The Jim Jeffries Show

Comedy/Variety Sketch Series

  • Nathan For You
  • Portlandia
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Weekend Update Summer Edition
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Comedy/Variety Specials

  • 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
  • 89th Annual Academy Awards
  • AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton
  • Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy, Valentine's Day Special
  • Nathan For You: A Celebration

Quiz and Audience Participation

  • Hollywood Game Night
  • Jeopardy!

Daytime Drama

  • General Hospital
  • Days of Our Lives

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