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Writers Guild of America announces TV award nominees


UPI News Service, 12/15/2004 

"The Simpsons" took four out of five nominations in its category as The Writers Guild of America announced nominees Wednesday for its 2004 TV awards.

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The long-running Fox comedy was nominated for episodes entitled "Today, I Am a Clown"; "Fraudcast News"; "Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore" and "Catch 'Em If You Can." The other nominee in the WGA's animation category was "Starcrossed," an episode of the Cartoon Network's "Justice League."

The nominations helped Fox to a leading eight WGA nominations for TV writing. The network also picked up nominations for the comedies "Arrested Development,""Malcolm in the Middle" and "Wonderwalls," and the sketch-comedy series "MADtv."

HBO and CBS each had seven writing nominations.

The HBO comedy "Sex and the City" had two nominations in the episodic comedy series. "The Sopranos" and "Six Feet Under" were nominated in episodic drama -- a category in which NBC's "The West Wing" earned two nominations.

CBS was nominated for two specials -- "The Kennedy Center Honors" and "The 58th Annual Tony Awards" -- as well as for several of its news programs.

PBS swept all six nominations in the WGA's documentary categories.

Winners will be announced Feb. 19 during ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.


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