Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan will face tough competition from the teams behind House Of Cards and True Detective as he seeks to bow out with another big drama win at the 2015 Producers Guild Awards.

The fifth and final season of the hit series wrapped last year (13) and it has earned creator Gilligan and co-producer and star Bryan Cranston, among others, one last nod for The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama.

They will aim to repeat the success of 2014 as they go head-to-head against the crews behind House of Cards, True Detective, Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey, while producers of The Big Bang Theory, Louie, Veep and Orange Is The New Black will be hoping to end Modern Family's four-year reign over the comedy category.

Meanwhile, the shortlist for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures consists of The Green Prince, Merchants of Doubt, Particle Fever, Virunga and Life Itself, a film about late movie critic Roger Ebert.

The nominations for feature films will be announced on 5 January (15), three weeks before the prizes are handed out in Los Angeles on 24 January (15).