AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” ABC’s “Modern Family” and NBC’s “30 Rock” led the way with three nominations apiece in the TV heat for the 2011 Writers Guild Awards.

HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” also had a strong showing with bids for drama series and new series.

The WGA will present the winners Feb. 5 at dual ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles. The scribe tribe’s feature and docu film nominations will be unveiled Jan. 4.

“Modern Family” and “30 Rock” each received noms for comedy series and two apiece for comedy episode. “Breaking Bad” snagged mentions for drama series and two for drama episode.

The other nominations for comedy series went to Fox’s “Glee,” Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie” and NBC’s “The Office.” “30 Rock” won the category this year.

The remaining noms for comedy episodes went to segments of Comedy Central’s “The Sarah Silverman Program” and “The Office.” Episodes of “30 Rock” and “Modern Family” tied for the trophy in the category earlier this year.

Besides “Breaking Bad” and “Boardwalk,” drama series bids went to Showtime’s “Dexter,” NBC/DirecTV’s “Friday Night Lights” and AMC’s “Mad Men,” which won the category this year.Best drama episode nominations went to CBS’ “The Good Wife,” “Mad Men,” the final episode of ABC’s “Lost” and Fox’s “House,” in addition to the pair of “Breaking Bad” bids. “House” won the trophy this year.

Joining “Boardwalk” in the race for the new series nod are FX’s “Justified,” TNT’s “Men of a Certain Age,” HBO’s “Treme” and AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”

Longform nods for original material went to HBO’s “The Special Relationship” and “You Don’t Know Jack,” while longform adaptations receiving noms were two segs of HBO’s “The Pacific,” the cabler’s telepic “Temple Grandin” and Starz’s “The Pillars of the Earth.”


“Boardwalk Empire,” Written by Meg Jackson, Lawrence Konner, Howard Korder, Steve Kornacki, Margaret Nagle, Tim Van Patten, Paul Simms, Terence Winter; HBO
“Breaking Bad,” Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Tom Schnauz, John Shiban, Moira Walley-Beckett; AMC
“Dexter, Written by Scott Buck, Manny Coto, Charles H. Eglee, Lauren Gussis, Chip Johannessen, Jim Leonard, Clyde Phillips, Scott Reynolds, Melissa Rosenberg, Tim Schlattmann, Wendy West; Showtime
“Friday Night Lights, Written by Bridget Carpenter, Kerry Ehrin, Ron Fitzgerald, Etan Frankel, Monica Henderson, David Hudgins, Rolin Jones, Jason Katims, Patrick Massett, Derek Santos Olson, John Zinman; NBC
“Mad Men, Written by Jonathan Abrahams, Lisa Albert, Keith Huff, Jonathan Igla, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Brett Johnson, Janet Leahy, Erin Levy, Tracy McMillan, Dahvi Waller, Matthew Weiner; AMC

“30 Rock, Written by Jack Burditt, Hannibal Buress, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Tom Ceraulo, Vali Chandrasekaran, Tina Fey, Jon Haller, Steve Hely, Matt Hubbard, Dylan Morgan, Paula Pell, John Riggi, Josh Siegal, Ron Weiner, Tracey Wigfield; NBC
“Glee, Written by Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy; Fox
“Modern Family, Written by Jerry Collins, Paul Corrigan, Alex Herschlag, Abraham Higginbotham, Elaine Ko, Joe Lawson, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Dan O’Shannon, Jeffrey Richman, Brad Walsh, Ilana Wernick, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker; ABC
“Nurse Jackie, Written by Liz Brixius, Rick Cleveland, Nancy Fichman, Liz Flahive, Jennifer Hoppe-House, Mark Hudis, Linda Wallem, Christine Zander; Showtime
“The Office, Written by Jennifer Celotta, Daniel Chun, Greg Daniels, Lee Eisenberg, Brent Forrester, Amelie Gillette, Charlie Grandy, Steve Hely, Jonathan A. Hughes, Mindy Kaling, Carrie Kemper, Jason Kessler, Paul Lieberstein, Warren Lieberstein, B.J. Novak, Peter Ocko, Robert Padnick, Aaron Shure, Justin Spitzer, Gene Stupnitsky, Halsted Sullivan, Jon Vitti; NBC

“Boardwalk Empire, Written by Meg Jackson, Lawrence Konner, Howard Korder, Steve Kornacki, Margaret Nagle, Tim Van Patten, Paul Simms, Terence Winter; HBO
“Justified, Written by Dave Andron, Wendy Calhoun, Benjamin Cavell, Fred Golan, Gary Lennon, Benjamin Daniel Lobato, Chris Provenzano, Graham Yost; FX
“Men of a Certain Age, Written by Bridget Bedard, Warren Hutcherson, Rick Muirragui, Jack Orman, Ray Romano, Mike Royce, Lew Schneider, Mark Stegemann; TNT
“Treme, Written by Lolis Eric Elie, David Mills, Eric Overmyer, George Pelecanos, Tom Piazza, Davis Rogan, David Simon; HBO
“The Walking Dead, Written by Frank Darabont; Charles H. Eglee, Adam Fierro, Robert Kirkman, Jack LoGiudice, Glen Mazzara; AMC

EPISODIC DRAMA – any length – one airing time
“Boom” (“The Good Wife”), Written by Ted Humphrey; CBS
“The Chrysanthemum and the Sword” (“Mad Men”), Written by Erin Levy; AMC
“The End” (“Lost”), Written by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse; ABC
“Help Me” (“House”), Written by Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner & Peter Blake; Fox
“I.F.T.” (“Breaking Bad”), Written by George Mastras; AMC
“I See You” (“Breaking Bad”), Written by Gennifer Hutchison; AMC

EPISODIC COMEDY – any length – one airing time
“Anna Howard Shaw Day” (“30 Rock”), Written by Matt Hubbard; NBC
“Earthquake” (“Modern Family”), Written by Paul Corrigan & Brad Walsh; ABC
“Nightmayor” (“The Sarah Silverman Program”), Written by Dan Sterling; Comedy Central
Starry Night (“Modern Family”), Written by Danny Zuker; ABC
“When It Rains, It Pours” (“30 Rock”), Written by Robert Carlock; NBC
“Wuphf.com” (“The Office”), Written by Aaron Shure; NBC

LONG FORM – ORIGINAL – over one hour – one or two parts, one or two airing times
“The Special Relationship,” Written by Peter Morgan; HBO
“You Don’t Know Jack,” Written by Adam Mazer; HBO

LONG FORM – ADAPTATION – over one hour – one or two parts, one or two airing times
“The Pacific,” “Part Four,” Written by Robert Schenkkan and Graham Yost, Based in part on the books “Helmet for My Pillow” by Robert Leckie and “With The Old Breed” by Eugene B. Sledge with additional material from “Red Blood, Black Sand” by Chuck Tatum and “China Marine” by Eugene B. Sledge; HBO
“The Pacific,” “Part Eight,” Written by Robert Schenkkan and Michelle Ashford, Based in part on the books “Helmet for My Pillow” by Robert Leckie and “With The Old Breed” by Eugene B. Sledge with additional material from “Red Blood, Black Sand” by Chuck Tatum and “China Marine” by Eugene B. Sledge; HBO
“The Pillars of the Earth,” Written for television by John Pielmeier, Based on the book by Ken Follett; Starz
“Temple Grandin,” Teleplay by Christopher Monger and William Merritt Johnson, Based on the books “Emergence” by Temple Grandin and Margaret Scariano and “Thinking In Pictures” by Temple Grandin; HBO

ANIMATION – any length – one airing time
“Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences” (“Futurama”), Written by Patric M. Verrone; Comedy Central
“Moe Letter Blues” (“The Simpsons”), Written by Stephanie Gillis; Fox
“O Brother, Where Bart Thou?” (“The Simpsons”), Written by Matt Selman; Fox
“The Prisoner of Brenda” (“Futurama”), Written by Ken Keeler; Comedy Central
“Treasure Hunt” (“Back at the Barnyard”), Written by Tom Sheppard; Nickelodeon

“Penn & Teller: Bullshit!,” Writers: Penn Jillette, Teller, Star Price, David Wechter, Michael Goudeau, Steve Melcher, Tom Kramer, Rich Nathanson; Showtime
“Saturday Night Live,” Head Writer: Seth Meyers; Writers: Doug Abeles, James Anderson, Alex Baze, Jillian Bell, Hannibal Buress, Jessica Conrad, James Downey, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, Jessi Klein, Rob Klein, John Lutz, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Christine Nangle, Michael Patrick O’Brien, Paula Pell, Ryan Perez, Simon Rich, Marika Sawyer, Akiva Schaffer, John Solomon, Emily Spivey, Kent Sublette, Jorma Taccone, Bryan Tucker; NBC
“The Colbert Report,” Writers: Barry Julien, Dan Guterman, Eric Drysdale, Frank Lesser, Glenn Eichler, Jay Katsir, Max Werner, Meredith Scardino, Michael Brumm, Opus Moreschi, Peter Gwinn, Rich Dahm, Rob Dubbin, Scott Sherman, Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell; Comedy Central
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” Writers: Rory Albanese, Kevin Bleyer, Richard Blomquist, Steve Bodow, Tim Carvell, Wyatt Cenac, Hallie Haglund, JR Havlan, Elliott Kalan, Josh Lieb, Sam Means, Jo Miller, John Oliver, Daniel Radosh, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart; Comedy Central

“The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special – In 3-D On Ice!,” Written by Jeremy Chilnick, Morgan Spurlock; Fox
“National Memorial Day Concert 2010,” Written by Joan Meyerson; PBS
“Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards,” Written by Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, Will Burke, Gary Greenberg, Sal Iacono, Jimmy Kimmel, Jonathan Kimmel, Jacob Lentz, Molly McNearney, Bryan Paulk, Rick Rosner; ABC

“As the World Turns,” Written by Susan Dansby, Lucky Gold, Janet Iacobuzio, Penelope Koechl, David Kreizman, Leah Laiman, David A. Levinson, Leslie Nipkow, Jean Passanante, Gordon Rayfield, David Smilow; CBS
“General Hospital,” Written by Meg Bennett, Nathan Fissell, David Goldschmid, Robert Guza, Jr., Karen Harris, Elizabeth Korte, Mary Sue Price, David F. Ryan, Tracey Thomson, Michele Val Jean, Susan Wald; ABC
“One Life to Live,” Written by Shelly Altman, Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Aida Croal, Carolyn Culliton, Frederick Johnson, Elizabeth Page, Gordon Rayfield, Melissa Salmons, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Courtney Simon, Chris VanEtten; ABC

“Happy Ha-Ha Holidays” (“Imagination Movers”), Written by Michael G. Stern, Randi Barnes, Rick Gitelson, Scott Gray; Disney Channel
“True Magic” (“True Jackson,” VP), Written by Andy Gordon; Nickelodeon

“Avalon High,” Teleplay by Julie Sherman Wolfe and Amy Talkington, Based on the novel by Meg Cabot; Disney Channel
“The Boy Who Cried Werewolf,” Written by Art Brown, Douglas Sloan; Nickelodeon

“College, Inc.” (“Frontline”), Written by Martin Smith, John Maggio; PBS
“Flying Cheap” (“Frontline”), Written by Rick Young; PBS
“The Card Game” (“Frontline”), Written by Lowell Bergman, Oriana Zill de Granados; PBS
“The Quake” (“Frontline”), Written by Martin Smith, Marcela Gaviria; PBS
“The Vaccine War” (“Frontline”), Written by Jon Palfreman; PBS
“The Warning” (“Frontline”), Written by Michael Kirk; PBS

“Baseball: The Tenth Inning,” “Episode 1,” Written by David McMahon, Lynn Novick, Ken Burns; PBS
“Dolley Madison,” Written by Ronald H. Blumer; PBS
“Hubble’s Amazing Rescue” (“Nova”), Written by Rushmore DeNooyer; PBS
“LBJ’s Path to War” (“Bill Moyers Journal”), Written by Bill Moyers, Michael Winship; PBS
“Riddles of the Sphinx” (“Nova”), Written by Gary Glassman; PBS
“Wyatt Earp” (“American Experience”), Written by Rob Rapley; PBS

“Sunday Morning Almanac” (“CBS Sunday Morning”), Written by Thomas A. Harris; CBS News
“The Flash Crash” (“CBS News”), Written by R. Polly Leider; CBS News

“Democracy for Sale” (“Bill Moyers Journal”), Written by Bill Moyers, Michael Winship; PBS
“Making the Band, Making the Difference” (“Good Morning America”), Written by Mary Pflum; ABC News
“Resurrecting Eden” (“60 Minutes”), Written by Jenny Dubin; CBS


“2009 Year in Review,” Written by Gail Lee; CBS Radio News

“CBS World News Roundup,” Written by Paul Farry; CBS Radio News
“Evening News Headlines 7/28/10,” Written by Bill Spadaro; 1010 WINS Radio

“Dishin Digital,” Written by Robert Hawley; CBS Radio News
“Passages,” Written by Gail Lee; CBS Radio News


CSI Promos, Written by Anne de Vega; CBS
NBC News Promos, Written by Jennifer Kaas; NBC News

“Sunday Morning, By Design” (“CBS Sunday Morning”), Graphic Designer Bob Pook, Graphic Artist Diane Robinson; CBS News