The nominations for the 2017 Writers Guild Awards were announced today, honoring the best in television and new media, and Westworld has snagged nods in two categories!
HBO’s new hit, which wrapped up last night with the season finale “The Bicameral Mind,” will be competing for the “Drama Series” award against established heavy hitters Game of Thrones, The Americans, and Better Call Saul, plus another freshman series, Netflix’s Stranger Things.
If Westworld wins, the award will be shared by Ed Brubaker, Bridget Carpenter, Dan Dietz, Halley Gross, Lisa Joy, Katherine Lingenfelter, Dominic Mitchell, Jonathan Nolan, Roberto Patino, Daniel T. Thomsen, Charles Yu, and HBO.
Westworld also picked up a well-deserved nomination in the category of “New Series.” It’s going to face stiff competition from four other stellar shows, including FX’s Atlanta and Better Things, Stranger Things once again, and NBC’s dramedy This Is Us.
It’s exciting to see Westworld diving into awards season already! I think it has has strong chances with the Emmys and Golden Globes as well. As for the WGAs, the winners will be announced by comedian Patton Oswalt on Sunday, February 19th, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California.
Congratulations and best of luck to the writing team of Westworld!