2017 WGA Award Nominations Include ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Nathan for You,’ and ‘Triumph’s Election Special’

nathan_for_you_s3The Writers Guild of America announced its list of 2017 WGA Award nominees today, and among the comedy nominees are some new series, returning series, and series we haven’t seen for quite some time. Donald Glover’s Atlanta racked up nominations for Best Comedy Series, Best New Series, and Best Episodic Comedy, Robert Smigel and his team earned a nom for Triumph’s Election Special on Hulu, and Nathan Fielder’s Comedy Central show Nathan for You was nominated in the Comedy/Variety Sketch category (The eligibility period for the 2017 awards runs from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016, which is how Nathan’s last season made the list this year). Full Frontal with Samantha Bee got notably snubbed in the late night category, which this year handed out noms to The Daily Show, Last Week Tonight, Late Night, and The Late Show. Here are all the comedy-related nominees:

COMEDY SERIES
Atlanta
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

NEW SERIES
Atlanta
Better Things
This Is Us

ANIMATION
“Barthood” (The Simpsons), Written by Dan Greaney
“First Day of Rule” (Elena of Avalor), Written by Craig Gerber
“Fish Out of Water” (BoJack Horseman), Written by Elijah Aron & Jordan Young
A Princess on Lothal” (Star Wars Rebels), Written by Steven Melching
“Stop the Presses” (BoJack Horseman), Written by Joe Lawson

EPISODIC COMEDY
“Kimmy Finds Her Mom!” (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Written by Tina Fey & Sam Means
“Kimmy Goes on a Playdate!” (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Written by Robert Carlock
“Pilot” (One Mississippi), Written by Diablo Cody & Tig Notaro
“R-A-Y-C-Ray-Cation” (Speechless), Written by Carrie Rosen & Seth Kurland
“Streets on Lock” (Atlanta), Written by Stephen Glover
“A Taste of Zephyria” (Son of Zorn), Written by Dan Mintz

COMEDY / VARIETY (INCLUDING TALK) – SERIES
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Late Night with Seth Meyers
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

COMEDY / VARIETY – SKETCH SERIES
Documentary Now!
Inside Amy Schumer
Maya and Marty in Manhattan
Nathan For You
Saturday Night Live

COMEDY / VARIETY – MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES – SPECIALS
68th Primetime Emmy Awards
73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards
88th Annual Academy Awards
Triumph’s Election Special

The winners will be announced next year on Sunday, February 19th.

From Our Partners