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Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Episodic Drama

The Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Episodic Drama is an award presented by the Writers Guild of America to the best written episodes of a dramatic television series. It has been presented annually since the 14th annual Writers Guild of America awards in 1962. The years denote when each episode first aired. Though, due to the eligibility period, some nominees could have aired in a different year. The current eligibility period is December 1 to November 30. The winners are highlighted in gold.

Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Episodic Drama
Awarded forOutstanding Writing for a Drama Series
CountryUnited States
Presented byWriters Guild of America
First awarded1961
Currently held byAlex Gansa
Homeland (2018)


Year Show Episode Writer(s) Network
1961 Naked City "The Fault in Our Stars" Barry Trivers ABC
Have Gun – Will Travel "The Fatalist" Shimon Wincelberg CBS
The Law and Mr. Jones "No Sale" Palmer Thompson ABC
Rawhide "The Incident of the Buffalo Soldier" John Dunkel CBS
The Westerner "Brown" Bruce Geller NBC
1962 Naked City "Today the Man Who Kills the Ants Is Coming" Kenneth M. Rosen and Howard Rodman ABC
Ben Casey "I Remember a Lemon Tree" Jack Laird and Marcus W. Demian ABC
The Defenders "The Benefactor" Peter Stone CBS
Naked City "The Multiplicity of Herbert Konish" Ernest Kinoy ABC
Route 66 "Goodnight, Sweet Blues" Leonard Freeman and Will Lorin CBS
1963 Route 66 "Man Out of Time" Lawrence B. Marcus CBS
Ben Casey "A Cardinal Act of Mercy" Norman Katkov ABC
The Defenders "A Book for Burning" William Woolfolk CBS
Empire "Between Friday and Monday" Kenneth Trevey NBC
Naked City "The S.S. American Dream" Frank Pierson ABC
1964 East Side/West Side "Who Do You Kill?" Arnold Perl CBS
Channing "Freedom is a Lovesome Thing God Wot!" Jack R. Guss and Edmund Morris ABC
"Wave Goodbye to Our Fair-Haired Boy" Kenneth Kolb
The Defenders "The Non Violent" Ernest Kinoy CBS
Gunsmoke "Owney Tupper Had A Daughter" Paul Savage
1965 Mr. Novak "With a Hammer In His Hand, Lord, Lord!" John D. F. Black NBC
12 O'Clock High "Interlude" Dean Riesner ABC
Ben Casey "A Woods Full of Question Marks" Ellis Marcus
Dr. Kildare "Man is a Rock" Christopher Knopf NBC
The Fugitive "Men in a Chariot" George Eckstein ABC
Slattery's People "Did He Who Made the Lamb Make Thee?" William P. McGivern CBS
1966 The Trials of O'Brien "No Justice for the Judge" David Ellis CBS
Court Martial "Judge Them Gently" Gerry Day ABC
The Fugitive "When the Wind Blows" Betty Langdon
Slattery's People "Color Him Red" Pat Fielder CBS
The Virginian "The Horse Fighter" Richard Fielder NBC
1967 Star Trek "The City on the Edge of Forever" Harlan Ellison NBC
The Big Valley "The Martyr" Mel Goldberg ABC
Gunsmoke "Fandango" Don Ingalls CBS
Mission: Impossible "Odd on Evil" William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter
Star Trek "The Return of the Archons" Boris Sobelman and Gene Roddenberry NBC
1968 Judd, for the Defense "To Kill a Madman" Robert Lewin ABC
Hawaii Five-O "Pilot" Leonard Freeman CBS
Judd, for the Defense "The Commitment" Paul Monash ABC
"No Law against Murder" Harold Gast
Mannix "The Name is Mannix" Bruce Geller CBS
The Outcasts "Take Your Lover in the Ring" Anthony Lawrence ABC
Star Trek "Return to Tomorrow" John T. Dugan NBC
1969 Judd, for the Defense "An Elephant in a Cigar Box" Robert Lewin ABC
Hawaii Five-O "To Hell with Babe Ruth" Anthony Lawrence CBS
The Mod Squad "In This Corner -- Sol Alpert" Rita Lakin and Harve Bennett ABC
"Keep the Faith, Baby" Harve Bennett
Then Came Bronson "Two Percent of Nothing" D. C. Fontana NBC
The Virginian "Black Jade" Herb Meadow


Year Show Episode Writer(s) Network
1970 The Bold Ones: The Senator "A Continual Roar of Musketry" David W. Rintels NBC
Bracken's World "Infinity" Cliff Gould NBC
"Meanwhile, Back at the Studio" Joseph Bonaduce
Hawaii Five-O "Trouble in Mind" Mel Goldberg and Sasha Gilien CBS
The Young Lawyers "The Glass Prison" John W. Bloch ABC
1971 The Psychiatrist "Par for the Course" Thomas Y. Drake, Herb Bermann, Jerrold Freedman, and Bo May NBC
The Bold Ones: The Lawyers "The Invasion of Kevin Ireland" Jack B. Sowards and Brett Huggins NBC
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors "Angry Man" Arthur Dales
Columbo "Murder By the Book" Steven Bochco
Hawaii Five-O "F.O.B. Honolulu" Jerry Ludwig and Eric Bercovici CBS
Ironside "No Motive for Murder" Sy Salkowitz NBC
Marcus Welby, M.D. "They Grow Up" Dick Nelson ABC
Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law "Until Proven Innocent" Pat Fielder
1972 Kung Fu "King of the Mountain" Herman Miller ABC
Columbo "Etude in Black" Steven Bochco, William Link, and Richard Levinson NBC
Marcus Welby, M.D. "Please Don't Send Flowers" Bess Boyle ABC
McCloud "The Barefoot Stewardess Caper" Glen A. Larson and Michael Gleason NBC
"The New Mexican Connection" Glen A. Larson
The Mod Squad "Taps, Play It Louder" Sandor Stern ABC
1973 The Starlost "Phoenix without Ashes" Harlan Ellison Syndicated
Gunsmoke "The Golden Land" Hal Sitowitz CBS
Marcus Welby, M.D. "A Necessary End" Norman Hudis ABC
The Streets of San Francisco "The House on Hyde Street" John Wilder and Cliff Osmond
The Waltons "The Easter Story" John McGreevey, and Earl Hamner CBS
"The Odyssey" Joanna Lee
"The Roots" Sheldon Stark
"The Thanksgiving Story" Joanna Lee and Earl Hamner
1974 Gunsmoke "Thirty a Month and Found" Jim Byrnes CBS
McCloud "The Colorado Cattle Caper" Michael Gleason NBC
The New Land "The Word Is: Growth" William Blinn ABC
The Waltons "The Conflict" Jeb Rosebrook CBS
1975 The Law "Prior Consent" Arthur Ross and Stephen Kandel NBC
Gunsmoke "The Busters" Jim Byrnes CBS
Kojak "The Good Luck Bomber" Raymond Brenner
The Streets of San Francisco "Web of Lies" Leonard Kantor ABC
The Waltons "The Woman" Hindi Brooks CBS
1976 Carl Sandburg's Lincoln "Crossing Fox River" Loring Mandel NBC
Baa Baa Black Sheep "Flying Misfits" Stephen J. Cannell NBC
City of Angels "The November Plan" Roy Huggins and Stephen J. Cannell
Rich Man, Poor Man Book II Millard Lampell ABC
The Rockford Files "So Help Me God" Juanita Bartlett NBC
1977 Police Story "Pressure Point" Mark Rodgers NBC
Eight Is Enough "The Gipper Caper" William Blinn ABC
Lou Grant "Christmas" David Lloyd CBS
"Housewarming" Leonora Thuna
Police Woman "Merry Christmas, Waldo" E. Arthur Kean NBC
The Rockford Files "Beamer's Last Case" Stephen J. Cannell, Booker Bradshaw, and Calvin Kelly
"Quickie Nirvana" David Chase
1978 Lou Grant "Prisoner" Seth Freeman CBS
Columbo "The Conspirators" Howard Berk NBC
Lou Grant "Murder" Gary David Goldberg CBS
The Rockford Files "The House on Willis Avenue" Stephen J. Cannell NBC
The Waltons "The Captive" Ray Cunneff CBS
"The Illusion" John McGreevey
1979 Lou Grant "Vet" Leon Tokatyan CBS
Eischied "The Demon" Mark Rodgers NBC
Lou Grant "Exposé" David Lloyd CBS
"Home" Gary David Goldberg
"Slammer" Johnny Dawkins
The Rockford Files "Some Things You Can Tell Yourself" David Chase NBC
The Waltons "The Burden" E. F. Wallengren CBS


Year Show Episode Writer(s) Network
1980 Tenspeed and Brown Shoe "Pilot" Stephen J. Cannell ABC
Little House on the Prairie "Second Spring" John T. Dugan NBC
Lou Grant "Blackout" Steve Kline CBS
"Brushfire" Allan Burns and Gene Reynolds
"Inheritance" April Smith
M*A*S*H "Dreams" Alan Alda and James Ray Rubinfier
Skag "Pilot" Abby Mann NBC
1981 Hill Street Blues "Hill Street Station" Michael Kozoll and Steven Bochco NBC
Hill Street Blues "Film at Eleven" Anthony Yerkovich NBC
Lou Grant "Campesinos" Michael Vittes CBS
"Strike" April Smith
M*A*S*H "Bless You, Hawkeye" Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford
Palmerstown, USA "Future City" Ronald Rubin
1982 Hill Street Blues "The World According to Freedom" Michael Wagner NBC
Darkroom "Closed Circuit" Alan Brennert ABC
Fame "A Special Place" Parke Perine NBC
Hill Street Blues "Fruits of the Poisonous Tree" Jeffrey Lewis
Lou Grant "Review" Jeffrey Lane CBS
1983 Hill Street Blues "Trial by Fury" David Milch NBC
Cagney & Lacey "Jane Doe #37" Peter Lefcourt CBS
Hill Street Blues "Eugene's Comedy Empire Strikes Back" Anthony Yerkovich, David Milch, Karen Hall, Steven Bochco, and Jeffrey Lewis NBC
"Gung Ho!" David Milch, Jeffrey Lewis, Michael Wagner
St. Elsewhere "Addiction" John Masius and Tom Fontana
Two Marriages "Pilot" Carol Sobieski ABC
1984 Hill Street Blues "Grace Under Pressure" Jeffrey Lewis, Michael Wagner, Karen Hall,
Mark Frost, Steven Bochco, and David Milch
Cagney & Lacey "Victimless Crime" Peter Lefcourt CBS
Hill Street Blues "Death by Kiki" David Milch and Mark Frost NBC
"Parting is Such Sweep Sorrow" Jeffrey Lewis, Michael Wagner, David Milch, Mark Frost, and Steven Bochco
St. Elsewhere "Hello and Goodbye" John Masius and Tom Fontana
"The Women" John Ford Noonan, John Masius, and Tom Fontana
Trauma Center "Turnaround" Harry Longstreet and Renee Longstreet ABC
1985 Cagney & Lacey "An Unusual Occurrence" Georgia Jeffries CBS
Miami Vice "Brother's Keeper" Anthony Yerkovich NBC
Cagney & Lacey "Child Witness" Deborah Arakelian CBS
"Who Said It's Fair?" (Part II) Patricia Green
Call to Glory "A Wind from the East" Josef Anderson ABC
Hill Street Blues "Watt a Way to Go" David Milch, Roger Director, Steven Bochco, and Jeffrey Lewis NBC
St. Elsewhere "Sweet Dreams" John Masius and Tom Fontana
1986 Moonlighting "The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice" Debra Frank and Carl Sautter ABC
St. Elsewhere "Remembrance of Things Past" John Masius, Bruce Paltrow, and Tom Fontana NBC
Hill Street Blues "Remembrance of Hits Past" Walon Green, Jeffrey Lewis, and David Milch NBC
"What Are Friends For?" Dick Wolf
Moonlighting "Every Daughter's Father is a Virgin" Bruce Franklin Singer ABC
1987 Cagney & Lacey "Turn, Turn, Turn" (Part 1) Georgia Jeffries CBS
Moonlighting "It's a Wonderful Job" Debra Frank and Carl Sautter ABC
Hill Street Blues "Fathers and Guns" Jeffrey Lewis and Jerry Patrick Brown NBC
"More Skinned Against than Skinning" David Black
L.A. Law "Fry Me to the Moon" Jacob Epstein, Marshall Goldberg, and David E. Kelley
"The Venus Butterfly" Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher
Moonlighting "Atomic Shakespeare" Ron Osborn and Jeff Reno ABC
"Big Man on Mulberry Street" Karen Hall
St. Elsewhere "A Room with a View" John Masius, Tom Fontana, and Channing Gibson NBC
1988 thirtysomething "Pilot" Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick ABC
"Therapy" Susan Shilliday
China Beach "Home" William Broyles Jr. ABC
L.A. Law "Full Marital Jacket" Terry Louise Fisher, David E. Kelley, and Steven Bochco NBC
St. Elsewhere "Moon for the Misbegotten" Tom Fontana, John Tinker, and Channing Gibson
thirtysomething "Nice Work if You Can Get it" Paul Haggis and Jean Vallely ABC
1989 TV 101 "Rolling" Karl Schaefer CBS
CBS Summer Playhouse "Elysian Fields" Joan Tewkesbury CBS
China Beach "Where the Boys Are" Alan Brennert ABC
"Xmas/CHNBCH VN '67" John Wells
L.A. Law "His Suite is Hirsute" Steven Bochco, David E. Kelley, Michele Gallery, and William M. Finkelstein NBC
Star Trek: The Next Generation "The Measure of a Man" Melinda M. Snodgrass Syndicated


Year Show Episode Writer(s) Network
1990 China Beach "Souvenirs" John Sacret Young ABC
China Beach "Warriors" Martin M. Goldstein, Neal Baer, and Dottie Dartland ABC
L.A. Law "Bang...Zoom...Zap" David E. Kelley and William M. Finkelstein NBC
"Justice Swerved" David E. Kelley and Bryce Zabel
thirtysomething "I'm Nobody! Who Are You?" Winnie Holzman ABC
"Strangers" Richard Kramer
1991 thirtysomething "Photo Opportunity" Racelle Rosett Schaefer ABC
China Beach "Escape" Paris Qualles, John Sacret Young, John Wells, Carol Flint, and Lydia Woodward ABC
"Hello Goodbye" John Sacret Young, John Wells, Carol Flint, and Lydia Woodward
Law & Order "Everybody's Favorite Bagman" Dick Wolf NBC
Quantum Leap "The Leap Home" (Part 1) Donald P. Bellasario
thirtysomething "Guns and Roses" Liberty Godshall ABC
1992 I'll Fly Away "Amazing Grace" Henry Bromell NBC
I'll Fly Away "Coming Home" Kevin Arkadie NBC
Northern Exposure "Burning Down the House" Robin Green CBS
"Seoul Mates" Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
1993 Homicide: Life on the Street "Night of the Dead Living" Tom Fontana and Frank Pugliese NBC
Homicide: Life on the Street" "Gone for Goode" Paul Attanasio NBC
I'll Fly Away "Comfort and Joy" Barbara Hall
Life Goes On "Last Wish" Toni Graphia ABC
Picket Fences "Thanksgiving" David E. Kelley CBS
Reasonable Doubts "Thank God It's Friday" Ed Zuckerman NBC
TriBeCa "The Box" David J. Burke and Hans Tobeason Fox
1994 Homicide: Life on the Street "Bop Gun" David Simon, David Mills, and Tom Fontana NBC
Homicide: Life on the Street "A Many Splendored Thing" Noel Behn and Tom Fontana NBC
Northern Exposure "Hello, I Love You" Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess CBS
NYPD Blue "Pilot" Steven Bochco and David Milch ABC
"Tempest in a C-Cup" Gardner Stern
1995 ER "Love's Labor Lost" Lance A. Gentile NBC
Homicide: Life on the Street "Fits Like a Glove" Bonnie Mark, Tom Fontana, and Julie Martin NBC
Picket Fences "Saint Zack" Nicholas C. Harding and David E. Kelley CBS
The X-Files "Duane Barry" Chris Carter Fox
1996 NYPD Blue "Girl Talk" Bill Clark and Theresa Rebeck ABC
Law & Order "Aftershock" Michael S. Chernuchin and Janis Diamond NBC
"Savages" Morgan Gendel, Barry M. Schkolnick, and Michael S. Chernuchin
"Trophy" Jeremy R. Littman and Ed Zuckerman
Murder One "Chapter One" David Milch, Steven Bochco, Charles H. Eglee, and Channing Gibson ABC
Party of Five "Falsies" Mark B. Perry Fox
The X-Files "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" Darin Morgan
1997 Law & Order "Entrapment" Rene Balcer and Richard Sweren NBC
ER "Who's Appy Now?" Neal Baer NBC
Law & Order "Deadbeat" Ed Zuckerman and I.C. Rapoport
1998 Nothing Sacred "Proofs for the Existence of God" Paul Leland ABC
ER "Exodus" Walon Green and Joe Sachs NBC
From the Earth to the Moon "Apollo One" Graham Yost HBO
Homicide: Life on the Street "Finnegan's Wake" David Mills, James Yoshimura, and David Simon NBC
"Saigon Rose" Eric Overmyer
"Subway" James Yoshimura
Law & Order "Burned" Siobhan Byrne
The Practice "Betrayal" David E. Kelley ABC
Rescuers: Stories of Courage "The Marie Taquet Story" Malka Drucker, Cy Chermak, and Francine Carroll Showtime
1999 The Sopranos "Meadowlands" Jason Cahill HBO
ER "The Storm" (Part 1) John Wells NBC
Law & Order "DWB" Rene Balcer
Oz "U.S. Male" Tom Fontana and Bradford Winters HBO


Year Show Episode Writer(s) Network
2000 The West Wing "In Excelsis Deo" Aaron Sorkin and Rick Cleveland NBC
Once and Again "Strangers and Brothers" Richard Kramer ABC
The Sopranos "Big Girls Don't Cry" Terence Winter HBO
"The Knight in White Satin Armor" Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess
The West Wing "Enemies" Ron Osborn, Jeff Reno, Rick Cleveland, Lawrence O'Donnell Jr., and Patrick Caddell NBC
"Take This Sabbath Day" Aaron Sorkin, Lawrence O'Donnell, and Paul Redford
2001 The Sopranos "Pine Barrens" Tim Van Patten and Terence Winter HBO
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation "Blood Drops" Ann Donahue and Tish McCarthy CBS
The Sopranos "Employee of the Month" Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess HBO
"Proshai, Livushka" David Chase
The West Wing "Somebody's Going to Emergency,
Somebody's Going to Jail"
Paul Redford and Aaron Sorkin NBC
"Two Cathedrals" Aaron Sorkin
2002 The Education of Max Bickford "Pilot" Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin CBS
ER "On the Beach" John Wells NBC
Resurrection Blvd. "Nino del Polvo" Robert Eisele Showtime
Six Feet Under "In Place of Anger" Christian Taylor HBO
The Sopranos "Whoever Did This" Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess
The West Wing "Game On" Aaron Sorkin and Paul Redford NBC
2003 24 "Day 2: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m." Evan Katz Fox
Law & Order "Bounty" Michael S. Chernuchin NBC
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit "Abomination" Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters
The O.C. "Pilot" Josh Schwartz Fox
The West Wing "Disaster Relief" Alexa Junge and Lauren Schmidt NBC
2004 The West Wing "The Supremes" Debora Cahn NBC
Six Feet Under "Falling into Place" Craig Wright HBO
The Sopranos "Long Term Parking" Terence Winter
The West Wing "Memorial Day" John Sacret Young and Josh Singer NBC
2005 House "Autopsy" Lawrence Kaplow Fox
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation "Grave Danger" Anthony E. Zuiker, Carol Mendelsohn, Naren Shankar, and Quentin Tarantino CBS
Nip/Tuck "Rhea Reynolds" Jennifer Salt FX
Six Feet Under "Singing for Our Lives" Scott Buck HBO
Veronica Mars "Normal Is the Watchword" Rob Thomas UPN
The West Wing "A Good Day" Carol Flint NBC
2006 Big Love "Pilot" Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer HBO
Battlestar Galactica "Occupation" / "Precipice" Ronald D. Moore Sci-Fi
Lost "Two for the Road" Elizabeth Sarnoff and Christina M. Kim ABC
Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King "The End of the Whole Mess" Lawrence D. Cohen and Stephen King TNT
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip "Pilot" Aaron Sorkin NBC
The West Wing "Election Day", Part 2 Eli Attie and John Wells
2007 The Sopranos "The Second Coming" Terence Winter HBO
The Closer "The Round File" Michael Alaimo TNT
Dexter "The Dark Defender" Tim Schlattmann Showtime
Lost "Flashes Before Your Eyes" Damon Lindelof and Drew Goddard ABC
Mad Men "The Hobo Code" Chris Provenzano AMC
The Wire "Final Grades" David Simon and Ed Burns HBO
2008 Breaking Bad "Pilot" Vince Gilligan AMC
Breaking Bad "Gray Matter" Patty Lin AMC
Burn Notice "Double Booked" Craig O'Neill and Jason Tracey USA
Dexter "There's Something About Harry" Scott Reynolds Showtime
Eli Stone "Faith" Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim ABC
House "Don't Ever Change" Doris Egan and Leonard Dick Fox
2009 House "Broken" Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner, David Foster, and David Shore Fox
Big Love "Come, Ye Saints" Melanie Marnich HBO
Breaking Bad "Phoenix" John Shiban AMC
Mad Men "The Grown-Ups" Brett Johnson and Matthew Weiner
"Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency" Robin Veith and Matthew Weiner
True Blood "I Will Rise Up" Nancy Oliver HBO


Year Show Episode Writer(s) Network
2010 Mad Men "The Chrysanthemum and the Sword" Erin Levy AMC
Breaking Bad "I.F.T." George Mastras AMC
"I See You" Gennifer Hutchison
The Good Wife "Boom" Ted Humphrey CBS
House "Help Me" Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner, and Peter Blake Fox
Lost "The End" Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse ABC
2011 Breaking Bad "Box Cutter" Vince Gilligan AMC
Homeland "The Good Soldier" Henry Bromell Showtime
Boardwalk Empire "The Age of Reason" Bathsheba Doran HBO
"A Dangerous Maid" Itamar Moses
Breaking Bad "End Times" Thomas Schnauz and Moira Walley-Beckett AMC
Dexter "Just Let Go" Jace Richdale Showtime
2012 Mad Men "The Other Woman" Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner AMC
Breaking Bad "Buyout" Gennifer Hutchison AMC
"Dead Freight" George Mastras
"Fifty-One" Sam Catlin
"Say My Name" Thomas Schnauz
Homeland "New Car Smell" Meredith Stiehm Showtime
2013 Breaking Bad "Confessions" Gennifer Hutchison AMC
Breaking Bad "Buried" Thomas Schnauz AMC
"Granite State" Peter Gould
The Good Wife "Hitting the Fan" Robert King and Michelle King CBS
House of Cards "Chapter 1" Beau Willimon Netflix
Masters of Sex "Pilot" Michelle Ashford Showtime
2014 The Good Wife "The Last Call" Robert King and Michelle King CBS
Boardwalk Empire "Devil You Know" Howard Korder HBO
"Friendless Child" Riccardo DiLoreto, Cristine Chambers, and Howard Korder
Game of Thrones "The Lion and the Rose" George R. R. Martin
Mad Men "A Day's Work" Jonathan Igla and Matthew Weiner AMC
Rectify "Donald the Normal" Kate Powers and Ray McKinnon Sundance
2015 Better Call Saul "Uno" Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould AMC
Game of Thrones "Mother's Mercy" David Benioff and D. B. Weiss HBO
The Good Wife "Mind's Eye" Robert King and Michelle King CBS
The Leftovers "International Assassin" Damon Lindelof and Nick Cuse HBO
Mad Men "Person to Person" Matthew Weiner AMC
Narcos "Explosivos" Andy Black Netflix
2016 This Is Us "The Trip" Vera Herbert NBC
Better Call Saul "Gloves Off" Gordon Smith AMC
"Klick" Heather Marion and Vince Gilligan
"Switch" Thomas Schnauz
Game of Thrones "The Winds of Winter" David Benioff and D. B. Weiss HBO
Shameless "I Am a Storm" Sheila Callaghan Showtime
2017 Better Call Saul "Chicanery" Gordon Smith AMC
The Americans "The Soviet Division" Joel Fields & Joe Weisberg FX
Better Call Saul "Slip" Heather Marion AMC
Good Behavior "The Heart Attack is the Best Way" Chad Hodge TNT
The Leftovers "The Book of Nora" Tom Perotta, Damon Lindelof and Tom Spezialy HBO
The OA "Homecoming" Brit Marling & Zal Batmanglij Netflix
2018 Homeland "Paean to the People" Alex Gansa Showtime
The Affair "407" Lydia Diamond & Sarah Sutherland and Jaquén Castellanos Showtime
The Handmaid's Tale "First Blood" Eric Tuchman Hulu
Narcos: Mexico "Camelot" Eric Newman & Clayton Trussell Netflix
Ozark "The Precious Blood of Jesus" David Manson
This Is Us "The Car" Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger NBC

Total awardsEdit

  • NBC – 21
  • ABC – 14
  • CBS – 11
  • AMC – 7
  • HBO – 4
  • Fox – 3
  • Showtime – 2
  • Syndicated – 1

Programs with multiple awardsEdit

Programs with multiple nominationsEdit


  1. ^ thirtysomething's double win in 1988 is counted as only one win.