'Breaking Bad,' `Mad Men' Lead Writer's Guild Awards Nominations

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AMC's Breaking Bad and Mad Men Monday earned multiple Writers Guild Awards nominations for outstanding achievement in television, the Writer's Guild of America announced Monday.
Overall HBO earned a cable industry best nine Writers Guild of America's WGA awards, while AMC, Showtime, Lifetime, Comedy Central, Disney Channel and Nickelodeon also garnered multiple award nods across 17 television categories.
Breaking Bad and Mad Men will compete against each other in both the Best Dramatic Series and the best Episodic Drama categories. The latter category is dominated by cable programming, with HBO's True Blood and Big Love also vying for top honors along with Fox's House, the lone broadcast network entry.
The complete list of nominations can be found here.
The 2010 Writers Guild Awards, which also honors excellence in radio, news, promotional writing, and graphic animation, will be held on Feb. 20 simultaneously at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City.

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