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Breaking Bad Nabs Five Writers Guild Award Nominations

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The Writers Guild of America has announced its nominees for the 2013 Writers Guild Awards and Breaking Bad was honored with a total of five nominations for Best Drama Series as well as four individual episode nominations.

The nominations are part of 7 garnered by AMC this year, with Mad Men earning nods for Best Drama series and Best Episodic Drama. (Click here to read more about Mad Men‘s nominations.)

For the Best Drama award, Breaking Bad and Mad Men face formidable competition: HBO’s Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire, and Showtime’s Homeland are also nominated.

Breaking Bad earned four of the six Episodic Drama nominations for the Season 5 episodes  “Fifty-One”, written by Sam Catlin; “Dead Freight,” written by George Mastras; “Buyout,” written by Gennifer Hutchison; and “Say My Name,” written by Thomas Schnauz. Also nominated in the category are Mad Men‘s Season 5 episode “The Other Woman,” written by Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner; and Homeland‘s “New Car Smell,” written by Meredith Stiehm.

The awards will be presented during simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York on Sun., Feb. 17.

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