Everybody loves Barry. On Thursday, the Writers Guild introduced their nominees for TV, new media, and information, with the severely acclaimed HBO demonstrate main the best way. The collection, starring Bill Hader as a hitman-turned-aspiring actor, was once nominated for ideally suited comedy, ideally suited new collection, and ideally suited episodic comedy for Episode 1, “Chapter One: Make Your Mark.”
The nominations arrived only a few hours after Golden Globe nods have been introduced. Like the WGAs, the H.F.P.A. tapped Barry in 3 classes, nominating it for ideally suited comedy, ideally suited lead actor (Hader), and ideally suited supporting actor (Henry Winkler). The demonstrate is continuous its awards-season streak after this 12 months’s Emmys, the place it picked up 3 statuettes, together with wins for Hader and Winkler.
The demonstrate will face some difficult pageant on the Writers Guild Awards, alternatively. The best-comedy class was once rounded out via The Good Place, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Atlanta, and GLOW, all sturdy contenders.
The best-drama class, in the meantime, additionally nodded to common favorites, together with The Americans, Better Call Saul, The Crown, and The Handmaid’s Tale. HBO’s Succession, the brand new demonstrate at the block, additionally landed a nod within the class, in addition to a nod for ideally suited new collection. Other new presentations that made the lower integrated Amazon’s Forever, which picked up a nomination for the episode “Another Place,” and ABC’s The Kids Are Alright, which were given a nod for its pilot episode.
There have been few surprises at the talk-show entrance, with Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert all selecting up nods. The selection class was once a bit of extra eclectic; Saturday Night Live were given a nomination, as anticipated, however so did Sarah Silverman’s I Love You, America and At Home with Amy Sedaris. The class is rounded out via Portlandia and Nathan for You, either one of which aired their collection finales this 12 months.
Like different guild circles, the Writers Guild Awards don’t essentially level to a trend within the higher awards-season race. However, they do end up that Barry has transform the demonstrate to overcome within the comedy area. The Writers Guild Awards rite will happen on February 17, 2019, at concurrent ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City.
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