Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey's hit comedy 30 Rock has landed a trio of nominations for the 2011 Writers Guild Awards.

The sitcom will compete with Modern Family, Glee, Nurse Jackie and The Office for the best comedy series title, while 30 Rock has landed two mentions in the comedy episode category.

Martin Scorsese's hit show Boardwalk Empire has scored critical acclaim with nominations for new series and drama series, which will see it go head-to-head with Mad Men, Dexter, Friday Night Lights and Breaking Bad, which is another triple nominee alongside Modern Family.

The shortlists for the feature and documentary film categories will be unveiled on January 4.

The winners of the 2011 Writers Guild Awards will be unveiled at dual ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles on February 5.



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