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‘Days of our Lives,’ ‘General Hospital’ Earn 2019 WGA Nominations

Days of our Lives title card
'Days of our Lives' title card courtesy NBC.

Nominations for the 2019 Writers Guild Awards were announced December 6, 2018. The WGA awards recognize outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2018.Winners will be honored at the 2019 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at concurrent ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City.

Daytime dramas were among the nominees, with NBC’s Days ofour Lives and ABC’s General Hospital earning nominations for the 2019 ceremony. CBS’ The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful received no nominations.

The list of daytime writers recognized are listed below:

Days of our Lives, NBC
Head Writer: Ron Carlivati
Writers: Sheri Anderson, LorraineBroderick, David Cherrill, Joanna Cohen, Lisa Connor, Carolyn Culliton, RichardCulliton, Rick Draughon, Cydney Kelley, David Kreizman, David A. Levinson,Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine Schock, Elizabeth Snyder,Tyler Topits;

General Hospital, ABC
Head Writers: Shelly Altman,Christopher Van Etten
Writers: Barbara Bloom, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Donny Sheldon, Scott Sickles

Select nominations from primetime are listed below:

DRAMA SERIES

  • The Americans, Written by Peter Ackerman, Hilary Bettis, Joshua Brand, JoelFields, Sarah Nolen, Stephen Schiff, Justin Weinberger, Joe Weisberg, TraceyScott Wilson; FX Networks
  • Better Call Saul, Written by Ann Cherkis, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, Heather Marion, Bob Odenkirk, Thomas Schnauz, Gordon Smith, Alison Tatlock; AMC
  • The Crown, Written by Tom Edge, Amy Jenkins, Peter Morgan; Netflix
  • The Handmaid’s Tale, Written by Yahlin Chang, Nina Fiore, Dorothy Fortenberry,John Herrera, Lynn Renee Maxcy, Bruce Miller, Kira Snyder, Eric Tuchman; Hulu
  • Succession, Written by Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Jon Brown, Jonathan Glatzer, Anna Jordan, Lucy Prebble, Georgia Pritchett, Tony Roche, Susan Soon He Stanton,Daniel Zelman; HBO

NEW SERIES

  • Barry, Written by Alec Berg, Duffy Boudreau, Bill Hader, Emily Heller, Liz Sarnoff,Ben Smith, Sarah Solemani; HBO
  • The Haunting of Hill House, Written by Meredith Averill, Charise Castro Smith,Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard, Rebecca Leigh Klingel, Scott Kosar, Liz Phang;Netflix
  • Homecoming, Written by Micah Bloomberg, Cami Delavigne, Eli Horowitz, Shannon Houston, Eric Simonson, David Wiener; Prime Video
  • Pose, Written by Steven Canals, Brad Falchuk, Todd Kubrak, Janet Mock, Ryan Murphy,Our Lady J; FX Networks
  • Succession, Written by Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Jon Brown, Jonathan Glatzer, Anna Jordan, Lucy Prebble, Georgia Pritchett, Tony Roche, Susan Soon He Stanton,Daniel Zelman; HBO

EPISODIC DRAMA

  • “Camelot” (Narcos: Mexico), Written by Eric Newman & Clayton Trussell; Netflix
  • “The Car” (This Is Us), Written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger; NBC
  • “Episode 407” (The Affair), Teleplay by Lydia Diamond and Sarah Sutherland, Story by Jaquen Tee Castellanos and Sarah Sutherland; Showtime
  • “First Blood” (The Handmaid’s Tale), Written by Eric Tuchman; Hulu
  • “Paean To The People” (Homeland), Written by Alex Gansa; Showtime
  • “The Precious Blood of Jesus” (Ozark), Written by David Manson; Netflix

For a list of full nominees, visit WGA.org

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