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The Walking Dead Nets WGA Nomination

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Today the Writers Guild of America (WGA) announced its nominees for outstanding achievement in television, radio, news, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2010 season. AMC’s Walking Dead was honored with a nomination in the Best New Series Category.

Series writers Frank Darabont, Charles H. Eglee, Robert Kirkman, Jack LoGiudice, and Glen Mazzara are listed in the award nomination. They will face fellow newcomers Boardwalk Empire (HBO), Treme (HBO), Men of a Certain Age (TNT), and Justified (FX) for the prestigious award.

The nomination is among six garnered by AMC for 2010. Other nods went to Breaking Bad, for Best Dramatic Series and Episodic Drama, and Mad Men, for Best Dramatic Series and Episodic Drama.

The 2011 Writers Guild Award winners will be announced during a ceremony on Sat., Feb. 5, simultaneously at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel’s Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles and the AXA Equitable Center in New York City.

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