Breaking Bad topped the Writers Guild Award nominations, scoring five nods, including for Best Drama Series, while Modern Family followed close behind with four nominations.
But the returning vets weren't the only shows to get good news. Nashville, The Mindy Project, Girls, The Newsroom and Veep were all nominated for Best New Series. Continue reading below for the major categories and check out a full list of nominations here.
Best Drama Series Boardwalk Empire, HBO Breaking Bad, FX Game of Thrones, HBO Homeland, Showtime Mad Men, AMC
Best Comedy Series 30 Rock, NBC Girls, HBO Louie, FX Modern Family, ABC Parks and Recreation, NBC
Best New Series Girls, HBO The Mindy Project, Fox Nashville, ABC The Newsroom, HBO Veep, HBO
Episodic Drama Breaking Bad, "Buyout" Breaking Bad, "Dead Freight" Breaking Bad, "Fifty-One" Breaking Bad, "Say My Name" Homeland, "New Car Smell" Mad Men, "The Other Woman"
Episodic Comedy 30 Rock, "Leap Day" Episodes, "Episode 9″ Modern Family, "Little Bo Bleep" Modern Family, "Mistery Date" Modern Family, "Virgin Territory" Parks and Recreation, "The Debate"
Best Comedy/Variety The Colbert Report, Comedy Central Conan, TBS The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Comedy Central Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC Key & Peele, Comedy Central Portlandia, IFC Real Time With Bill Maher, HBO Saturday Night Live, NBC
Long Form -- Original Hatfields & McCoys, History Channel Hemingway & Gelhorn, HBO Political Animals, USA
Long Form - Adapted Coma, A&E Game Change, HBO
Daytime Drama Days of Our Lives, NBC One Life to Live, ABC The Young and the Restless, CBS
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