Chicago PD, Somebody Somewhere Among Humanitas Award Nominees | Chicago Reel

Humanitas has revealed the nominees for this year’s award Humanitas Award, which recognizes “TV and film writers whose work explores the human condition in nuanced ways.” The award is given in nine categories, including comedy, drama and limited series.

This year’s nominees include projects filmed in Chicago Chicago PD and someone somewhere. For Best Drama Teleplay category, NBC’s Chicago PD.’s Burnside (season 9, episode 5) written by ike smith got a nod. HBO series someone somewhereit is BFD (season 1, episode 1) written by Hannah Los and Paul Thureen, was nominated in the Comedy Teleplay category. Filming for for Chicago PD usually takes place in the Pilsen district and at Cinespace, while someone somewhere runs in Lockport, Lemont and Naperville.

“The Humanitas Awards were created to recognize writers whose work explores the beauty and complexity of the human experience and the 2022 nominees do just that,” said Michelle Franke, Executive Director of Humanitas. “Ranging in scope, style and perspective, these stories highlight our connections, our history and our responsibility to each other in the present as well as the possibilities for the future. Especially during difficult times, writers dedicate themselves to stories that connect and entertain us.

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Humanitas seeks to celebrate the work of nominees, as well as emerging writers selected to participate in professional development programs. These programs include the New Voices Fellowship and College Screenwriting Awards, from early 2020 to present.

Winners will be announced at an in-person awards luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 9, 2022.

More announcements of winners, hosts, and nominees for the web series are forthcoming.

A complete overview of the Humanitas award nominees are listed below.

Teleplay for children:

  • El Deafo: Written by Cece Bell and Will McRobb
  • Karma’s World: “Hair Comes Trouble” – Written by Kellie R. Griffin and Halcyon Person
  • Snoopy Presents: To Mom (and Dad), With Love: Written by Alex Galatis
  • The Babysitters Club: “Claudia and the Sad Goodbye” – Written by Sascha Rothchild

Feature comedy:

  • Don’t Look Up: Written by Adam McKay
  • Everything everywhere, everything at once: written by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert
  • Queen Bee: Written by Donald Martin
  • tick, tick… BOOM! : Written by Steven Levenson

Comedy teleplay:

  • Abbott Elementary: “Pilot” – Written by Quinta Brunson
  • blackish: “If a black man cries in the woods…” – Written by Robb Chavis
  • Someone Somewhere: “BFD” – Written by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen
  • The Conners: “Triggered” – Written by Lecy Goranson


  • At the End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock: Shannon Kring
  • Frederick Douglass: In Five Discourses: Julia Marchesi
  • In the Same Breath: Nanfu Wang
  • Through Our Eyes: “Shelter” – Smriti Mundhra

Dramatic feature film:

  • A Hero: Written by Asghar Farhadi
  • CODA: Written by Siân Heder
  • Nine Days: Written by Edson Oda
  • The Starling: Written by Matt Harris

Dramatic Teleplay:

  • Chicago P.D.: “Burnside” – Written by Ike Smith
  • Pachinko: “Chapter One” – Written by Soo Hugh
  • Queen Sugar: “May 27, 2020” – Written by Anthony Sparks
  • Swagger: “Radicals” – Written by Reggie Rock Bythewood & George Dohrmann
  • This Is Us: “The Challenger” – Written by Dan Fogelman

Family feature film:

  • 8-Bit Christmas: Written by Kevin Jakubowski
  • Cinderella: Written by Kay Cannon
  • Encanto: written by Charise Castro Smith and Jared Bush
  • Spin: Written by Carley Steiner and Josh A. Cagan

Limited Series, TV Movie or Special:

  • Love Life: “Mia Hines” – Written by Rachelle Williams-BenAry & Sam Boyd
  • Maid: “Snaps” – Written by Molly Smith Metzler
  • Three Months: Written by Jared Frieder
  • Women of the Movement: “Mother and Son” – Written by Marissa Jo Cerar

Short film:

  • Far from the Tree: Written by Natalie Nourigat
  • The Girls Are Strong Here: Written by Scott Burkhardt
  • Jump: Written by Margaret Nagle
  • Nona: Written by Louis Gonzales

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