"Orange Is the New Black" received four nominations and "House of Cards" three for the WGA Awards in television, which will be presented Feb. 1.

The digitally distributed Netflix series were announced in July as eligible by the WGA. "Orange Is the New Black" earned noms for top comedy series and top new series as well as two in the episodic comedy category, for the pilot teleplay by Liz Friedman and Jenji Kohan and a subsequent episode by Sian Heder.

"House of Cards" was nominated for top drama series and top new series and also received an episodic drama nomination for Beau Willimon.

Also nominated in the drama series category were "Breaking Bad," "The Good Wife," "Homeland" and "Mad Men." In comedy series, the other nominees were "30 Rock," "Modern Family," "Parks and Recreation" and "Veep."

The three remaining nominations for top series were "The Americans," "Masters of Sex" and "Ray Donovan."

In addition to its drama series nomination (a category that the show has won two straight years), "Breaking Bad" scored half of the six noms in episodic drama, for Thomas Schnauz, Gennifer Hutchinson and Peter Gould. Other episodic drama noms went to "The Good Wife" (Robert King and Michelle King) and "Masters of Sex" (Michelle Ashford).

"Modern Family" matched "Orange" with two episodic comedy nominations, for Paul Corrigan & Brad Walsh and for Elaine Ko. The others went to Michael Schur and Alan Yang for "Parks and Recreation" and to Jack Burditt and Robert Carlock for "30 Rock."

Among the series not receiving WGA nods were "Arrested Development," "The Big Bang Theory," "Game of Thrones," "Girls," "Louie," "Sons of Anarchy" and "The Walking Dead." Last year, "Louie" won best comedy series, while "Girls" won for best new series.

Nominated for WGA awards in comedy/variety (including talk) were "The Colbert Report," "Conan," "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Portlandia" and "Saturday Night Live."

Six animation nominations were split evenly among "The Simpsons" and "Futurama." Two projects were nominated for WGA honors in adapted longform: "Killing Kennedy" (Kelly Masterson) and "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight" (Shawn Slovo).



Breaking Bad, Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett; AMC

The Good Wife, Written by Meredith Averill, Leonard Dick, Keith Eisner, Jacqueline Hoyt, Ted Humphrey, Michelle King, Robert King, Erica Shelton Kodish, Matthew Montoya, J.C. Nolan, Luke Schelhaas, Nichelle Tramble Spellman, Craig Turk, Julie Wolfe; CBS

Homeland, Written by Henry Bromell, William E. Bromell, Alexander Cary, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Barbara Hall, Patrick Harbinson, Chip Johannessen, Meredith Stiehm, Charlotte Stoudt, James Yoshimura; Showtime

House of Cards, Written by Kate Barnow, Rick Cleveland, Sam R. Forman, Gina Gionfriddo, Keith Huff, Sarah Treem, Beau Willimon; Netflix

Mad Men, Written by Lisa Albert, Semi Chellas, Jason Grote, Jonathan Igla, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Janet Leahy, Erin Levy, Michael Saltzman, Tom Smuts, Matthew Weiner, Carly Wray; AMC


30 Rock, Written by Jack Burditt, Robert Carlock, Tom Ceraulo, Luke Del Tredici, Tina Fey, Lang Fisher, Matt Hubbard, Colleen McGuinness, Sam Means, Dylan Morgan, Nina Pedrad, Josh Siegal, Tracey Wigfield; NBC