’30 Rock,’ ‘Modern Family,’ ‘Breaking Bad’ lead WGA noms

Reigning champ “30 Rock” and “Modern Family” lead among the laffers at Wednesday’s announcement of the WGA nominees with three bids apiece while “Breaking Bad” dominates on the drama side with three nods as well. All three of these shows contend for series as well as for two episodes.

On the comedy side of the page, “Glee,” “Nurse Jackie” and “The Office” round out the roster while “Mad Men,” which won this race last year, as well as “Boardwalk Empire,” Dexter,” and “Friday Night Lights” contend for the drama prize.

Episodes of “The Office” and “The Sarah Silverman Program” fill the comedy slate, which was won by episodes of “30 Rock” and “Modern Family” last year. The series finale of “Lost” reaped an individual bid, as did episodes of “The Good Wife,” last year’s winner “House” and “Mad Men.”

“Boardwalk Empire” also contends for best new series along with “Justified,” “Men of a Certain Age,” “Treme” and “The Walking Dead.” Only two telefilms — “The Special Relationship” and “You Don’t Know Jack” — vie for original longform while two episodes of “The Pacific” as well as “The Pillars of the Earth” and “Temple Grandin” contend for the adapted longform award.  Two episodes each of “The Simpsons” and “Futurama” are in the animated race against “Back at the Barnyard.”

Winners will be unveiled during ceremonies held simultaneously in Los Angeles and New York on Feb. 5. A full list of nominees can be found at the WGA website.

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