True Blood Nominated For A WGA Award

December 14, 2009 by  

wga_awardThe Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America, East today announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, radio, news, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2009 season and True Blood has been nominated!

True Blood has been nominated in the EPISODIC DRAMA – any length – one airing time category for Episode 2.09I Will Rise Up” written by Nancy Oliver for HBO.  This episode is remembered for several key points: the explosion at Godric‘s home, Sookie being tricked into drinking Eric’s blood and subsequently being connected to him and the beginnings of her attraction to him, Sookie‘s dream of her and Eric in bed together, and perhaps the memorable scene, Godric on the rooftop of the hotel building to meet the sun and his ultimate self-destruction.

Although True Blood did not get nominated in the category for “Drama Series” it is wonderful to see that it is getting some form of recognition from the establishment.

Here is a list of all the nominees in the category: EPISODIC DRAMA – any length – one airing time

“Broken, Part 1 and Part 2” (House), Written by Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner & David Foster & David Shore; Fox

“Come, Ye Saints” (Big Love), Written by Melanie Marnich; HBO

“The Grown Ups” (Mad Men), Written by Brett Johnson and Matthew Weiner; AMC

“Guy Walks into an Advertising Agency” (Mad Men), Written by Robin Veith and Matthew Weiner; AMC

“I Will Rise Up” (True Blood), Written by Nancy Oliver; HBO

“Phoenix” (Breaking Bad), Written by John Shiban; AMC

The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) are labor unions representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, new media, and broadcast news. The Guilds negotiate and administer contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of their members; conduct programs, seminars, and events on issues of interest to writers.

The 2010 Writers Guild Awards will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2010, 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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  • Val

    That was a milestone episode for all the reasons you mentioned and more!Heres hoping our own Trueblood will steal the show!!