In another possible “what were they thinking?” moment in award show nominations, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) has announced this years nominees for achievement in television, news, radio, promotional writing and graphic animation.
And in the Daytime Drama Categories, the nominations went to writing teams from The Young and the Restless, All My Children and General Hospital. However, One Life to Live was left out! We have heard that OLTL may have submitted Shane’s suicide attempt and part of the bullying storyline for contention, but we can not confirm that at this time.
The rules for submission and judging in the daytime category are this: Each daytime drama submits three scripts and a précis which is a recap that covers an integrated period of time and describes what has been happening on the program, and the relationships of the characters. WGA does not comment on what episodes were submitted.
We congratulate all the nominees and are left scratching our heads for no nomination for One Life, which day in and day out had the most dramatic and clever scripts this past year. After the jump, you can see the list of the writing teams and individuals receiving a nod. The winners will be announced in simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York on February 19th.
All My Children, Written by Jeff Beldner, Lorraine Broderick, Joanna Cohen, Lisa K. Connor, Chris Dunn, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Chip Hayes, David Kreizman, Dave Ryan, Donna Swajeski, Rebecca Taylor, Addie Walsh; ABC
General Hospital, Written by Meg Bennett, Nathan Fissell, David Goldschmid, Robert Guza, Jr., Karen Harris, Elizabeth Korte, Mary Sue Price, Michele Val Jean, Susan Wald, Tracey Thomson; ABC
The Young and the Restless, Written by Amanda L. Beall, Tom Casiello, Susan Dansby, Janice Ferri Esser, Jay Gibson, Scott Hamner, Marla Kanelos, Natalie Minardi Slater, Beth Milstein, Michael Montgomery, Anne Schoettle, Linda Schreiber, Sarah Smith, Sandra Weintraub, Chris Whitesell, Teresa Zimmerman; CBS