There were few surprises when nominations for the Writers Guild TV Awards were revealed yesterday (13DEC06) with castaway show Lost, mob hit The Sopranos, and Kiefer Sutherland-starring 24 all battling it out for Best Drama. The shows' writers were joined on the list by scribes from GREY'S ANATOMY and DEADWOOD, while Best Comedy nominations went to ENTOURAGE, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, 30 ROCK, The Office and Arrested Development. Meanwhile, US television network NBC dominated the New Series category, with nods for writers on 30 Rock again, as well as Friday Night Lights, HEROES and STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP. They'll be battling it out alongside ABC's UGLY BETTY, executive produced by FRIDA star Salma Hayek. It's based on the groundbreaking Colombian telenovela YO SOY BETTY LA FEA and features America Ferrera as a struggling assistant at a fashion magazine. Nominations in film categories of the Writers Guild Awards are scheduled to be released next month (11JAN06) with the prize-giving set for 11 February (06) in Los Angeles.