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WGA nominations honor Lost, Heroes, Battlestar Galactica writers

The Writer’s Guild of America announced its broadcasting nominees for outstanding writing for 2006 on Wednesday. Two science fiction and fantasy genre shows were given a nod in major categories: Lost and Heroes.

Genre shows to get nominations for either single episodes or promotional work were Battlestar Galactica, Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King, and Lost.

The WGA winners are scheduled to be awarded trophies Feb. 11, 2007 in joint ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York. The WGA film nominees will be announced in January.

LOST

Lost was nominated in the “Dramatic Series” category. It faces competition from fellow nominees, 24, Deadwood, Grey’s Anatomy, and The Sopranos.

Those honored by the WGA nomination were Lost writers JJ Abrams, Monica Owusu-Breen, Carlton Cuse, Leonard Dick, Drew Goddard, Javier Grillo-Marxauch, Adam Horowitz, Dawn Lambertsen Kelly, Christina Kim, Edward Kitsis, Damon Lindelof, Steven Maeda, Jeff Pinkner, Matt Ragghianti, Elizabeth Sarnoff and Alison Schapker.

HEROES

Heroes was nominated in the “New Series” category. It faces competition from 30 Rock, Friday Night Lights, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and Ugly Betty.

Those honored by the WGA nomination were Heroes writers Jesse Alexander, Adam Armus, Natalie Chaidez, Aron Eli Coleite, Kay Foster, Bryan Fuller, Michael J. Green, Tim Kring, Jeph Loeb and Joe Pokaski.

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES

Battlestar Galactica 2-part episode “Occupation/Precipice” written by Ronald D. Moore was honored with a nomination in the “Episodic Drama – any length — one airing time” category.

Also nominated in this category is Nightmares & Dreamscapes episode, “The End of the Whole Mess” written by Lawrence D. Cohen, based on the short story by Stephen King.

The Lost episode in this category is “Two for the Road,” written by Elizabeth Sarnoff and Christina M. Kim.

The three genre nominees face competition from The West Wing episode “Election Day, Part II” as well as the pilot episodes of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and HBO’s Big Love.

David Speakman

David Speakman has spent more than two decades as a writer/editor, photographer, graphic designer and manager of creative teams in broadcast, print and the Internet. His education is in journalism, graphic design, organizational communication and law.
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