Cheers to David Simon, Ed Burns, Bill Zorzi, George Pelecanos, Richard Price, Dennis Lehane, Chris Collins... hell, cheers to me too!... because the writers of “The Wire” (Season 4) have been nominated for a Writers Guild Award.
The bad news? We’re up against the farewell season of “The Sopranos.” Oh well...
Double-congrats to Simon and Burns, who also received an Episodic Drama nomination for the final episode of that middle-school story arc (“Final Grades”). They’re up against episodes of “The Sopranos,” “The Closer,” “Lost,” “Mad Men” and “Dexter.”
Here are the names of all the writers nominated in the Dramatic Series category. (Solidarity!)
Written by Scott Buck, Daniel Cerone, Drew Z. Greenberg, Lauren Gussis, Kevin Maynard, Clyde Phillips, Melissa Rosenberg, Tim Schlattman. (Showtime)
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
Written by Bridget Carpenter, Kerry Ehrin, Carter Harris, Elizabeth Heldens, David Hudgins, Jason Katims, Patrick Massett, Andy Miller, Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, John Zinman. (NBC)
Written by Lisa Albert, Bridget Bedard, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Tom Palmer, Chris Provenzano, Robin Veith, Matthew Weiner. (AMC)
Written by David Chase, Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider, Matthew Weiner, Terence Winter. (HBO)
Written by Ed Burns, Chris Collins, Dennis Lehane, David Mills, George Pelecanos, Richard Price, David Simon, William F. Zorzi. (HBO)