Breaking Bad topped the Writers Guild Award nominations, scoring five nods, including for Best Drama Series, while Modern Family followed close behind with four nominations.

But the returning vets weren't the only shows to get good news. Nashville, The Mindy Project, Girls, The Newsroom and Veep were all nominated for Best New Series. Continue reading below for the major categories and check out a full list of nominations here.

Best Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire, HBO
Breaking Bad, FX
Game of Thrones, HBO
Homeland, Showtime
Mad Men, AMC

Best Comedy Series
30 Rock, NBC
Girls, HBO
Louie, FX
Modern Family, ABC
Parks and Recreation, NBC

Best New Series
Girls, HBO
The Mindy Project, Fox
Nashville, ABC
The Newsroom, HBO
Veep, HBO

Episodic Drama
Breaking Bad, "Buyout"
Breaking Bad, "Dead Freight"
Breaking Bad, "Fifty-One"
Breaking Bad, "Say My Name"
Homeland, "New Car Smell"
Mad Men, "The Other Woman"

Episodic Comedy
30 Rock, "Leap Day"
Episodes, "Episode 9″
Modern Family, "Little Bo Bleep"
Modern Family, "Mistery Date"
Modern Family, "Virgin Territory"
Parks and Recreation, "The Debate"

Best Comedy/Variety
The Colbert Report, Comedy Central
Conan, TBS
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Comedy Central
Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC
Key & Peele, Comedy Central
Portlandia, IFC
Real Time With Bill Maher, HBO
Saturday Night Live, NBC

Long Form -- Original
Hatfields & McCoys, History Channel
Hemingway & Gelhorn, HBO
Political Animals, USA

Long Form - Adapted
Coma, A&E
Game Change, HBO

Daytime Drama
Days of Our Lives, NBC
One Life to Live, ABC
The Young and the Restless, CBS

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