Today the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2021. Winners will be honored at the 2022 Writers Guild Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 20, 2022.
In the drama category, nominees include Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Loki from Disney+, Apple TV+’s The Morning Show, Succession from HBO/HBO Max, and Showtime’s Yellowjackets.
The comedy series nominees are Curb Your Enthusiasm and Hacks from HBO/HBO Max, Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, Ted Lasso from Apple TV+ and FX Networks
The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) are labor unions representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, digital media, and broadcast news. The Guilds negotiate and administer contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of their members; conduct programs, seminars, and events on issues of interest to writers; and present writers’ views to various bodies of government.
Hacks, Loki, Only Murders in the Building and Yellowjackets also scored nominations in the New Series category, along with the FX Networks series Reservation Dogs.
Individual episodes of several series earned nods, including installments of 1883, This is Us, and New Amsterdam in the Episodic Drama category, with Superstore, The Great, Dave, and The Wonder Years earning recognition in the Episodic Comedy category.
The long form category, series that are often referred to as Limited series, has two divisions – Original and Adapted.
Original nominees include American Horror Story: Double Feature from FX, Midnight Mass from Netflix
In the Adapted category, Netflix scored two nods with Halston and Maid, along with Prime Video’s The Underground Railroad, FX’s Impeachment: American Crime Story and WandaVision from Disney+.
Perennial nominee Saturday Night Live takes its place in Comedy/Variety Sketch Series category again, while in the Quiz and Audience Participation category Jeopardy earned yet another in a long list of nominations even while the show seems in turmoil as producers grapple with replacing revered former host Alex Trebek.
Conan O’Brien, John Oliver, Jon Stewart, along with Desus & Mero will face off in the Comedy/Variety Talk Series category, and three of the four remaining soap operas currently airing on broadcast television, General Hospital, Young and the Restless and Days of Our Lives, will compete in the Daytime Drama category.
Awards in additional categories featuring animation, news, children’s television, radio, and new media will be handed out at the ceremony as well.
The full list of nominees in these categories can be found here.