More honors for "30 Rock" and "Mad Men"
By Kimberly Nordyke
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "30 Rock" and "Mad Men" collected even more kudos on Wednesday.
The shows, which took home top series honors at this year's Emmys and earned Writers Guild Award nominations this week, are among the TV nominees for the 20th annual Producers Guild Awards, announced Wednesday.
"30 Rock" will vie for the Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television -- Comedy along with fellow NBC series "The Office"; two HBO shows, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Entourage"; and Showtime's "Weeds."
AMC's "Mad Men" was cited as a nominee for Producer of the Year in Episodic Television -- Drama along with FX's "Damages," Showtime's "Dexter" and a pair of ABC series: "Boston Legal," which had its series finale this week, and "Lost."
In the nonfiction category, two magazine shows -- PBS' "Frontline" and CBS' "60 Minutes" -- will compete with Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch," Bravo's "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" and Showtime's "This American Life."
The nominees in the live entertainment/competition category include two Bravo series -- "Project Runway" and "Top Chef" -- vying with CBS' "The Amazing Race," Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" and HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher."
Nominees in the film and longform TV categories, along with all producers determined eligible for the award via an accreditation process, will be announced January 5. Awards will be handed out January 24 at the Hollywood Palladium.
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