2018 WGA Award Nominations Include ‘American Vandal,’ ‘Nathan for You,’ ‘The President Show,’ and More

fielder-kimmelThe Writers Guild of America announced its list of 2018 WGA Award nominees today, which includes returning series like Nathan for You, Silicon Valley, and Veep as well as new series like GLOW, The President Show, and Netflix’s mockumentary series American Vandal. Nathan for You earned noms in both the Variety Sketch and Variety Special categories, the latter of which went to the Nathan for You: A Celebration special as well as Scott Aukerman’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special starring Michael Bolton. The Animation category includes noms for Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, and BoJack Horseman, while the Variety Talk category is jam-packed with contenders: Conan O’Brien, Samantha Bee, Jimmy Kimmel, John Oliver, Seth Meyers, Bill Maher, Jim Jefferies, and Trevor Noah’s late night series all scored noms, with notable snubs for James Corden, Stephen Colbert, and Jimmy Fallon. Check out all the comedy-related nominees below:

COMEDY SERIES
Curb Your Enthusiasm
GLOW
Master of None
Silicon Valley
Veep

NEW SERIES
American Vandal
The Deuce
GLOW
The Handmaid’s Tale
Ozark

ANIMATION
“Brunchsquatch” (Bob’s Burgers), Written by Lizzie Molyneux & Wendy Molyneux; Fox
“A Father’s Watch” (The Simpsons), Written by Simon Rich; Fox
“Ruthie” (BoJack Horseman), Written by Joanna Calo; Netflix
“The Serfsons” (The Simpsons), Written by Brian Kelley; Fox
“Time’s Arrow” (BoJack Horseman), Written by Kate Purdy; Netflix

EPISODIC COMEDY
“The Burglary” (Grace and Frankie), Written by Brendan McCarthy & David Budin; Netflix
“Intervention” (The Carmichael Show), Written by Willie Hunter; NBC
“Judge” (Veep), Written by Ted Cohen; HBO
“Rosario’s Quinceanera” (Will & Grace), Written by Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally; NBC
“The Verdict” (Trial & Error), Written by Jeff Astrof; NBC

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 Jefferies Show

COMEDY/VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
Nathan For You
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live
The President Show
Weekend Update Summer Edition

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

The awards will be handed out on Sunday, February 11th, with Amber Ruffin hosting the New York ceremony and Patton Oswalt returning to host the West Coast ceremony in LA.

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