Thursday, July 7, 2011

Emmy Predictions: Best Writing for a Drama Series

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, July 14th. Chime in below in the comments with any thoughts of your own.

Last year’s nominees:
The Son (Friday Night Lights)
Pilot (The Good Wife)
The End, Parts 1 & 2 (Lost)
Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency (Mad Men)
Shut the Door, Have a Seat (Mad Men)

The top contenders:
Anastasia (Boardwalk Empire)
Hold Me In Paradise (Boardwalk Empire)
Paris Green (Boardwalk Empire)
A Return to Normalcy (Boardwalk Empire)
Pilot (The Chicago Code)
Baelor (Game of Thrones)
VIP Treatment (The Good Wife)
Orpheus Descending (The Killing)
Pilot (The Killing)
The Beautiful Girls (Mad Men)
Blowing Smoke (Mad Men)
The Chrysanthemum and the Sword (Mad Men)
The Suitcase (Mad Men)
The Summer Man (Mad Men)
Tomorrowland (Mad Men)
Waldorf Stories (Mad Men)
Pilot (Shameless)
Carnival Time (Treme)
Days Gone Bye (The Walking Dead)
TS-19 (The Walking Dead)

The roundup: Since it started, Mad Men has won this category three years running, earning between two and four nominations each year. “The Suitcase” is probably the best bet, and “The Beautiful Girls” and “Waldorf Stories” could also score slots. The pilot of Boardwalk Empire was not submitted, so I’d imagine that the finale, “A Return to Normalcy,” might stand the best shot of making the cut. The pilot of The Killing should place here, and this could also be where Shameless gets some recognition. Also posing a serious threat is the “VIP Treatment” episode of The Good Wife.

The predicted nominees: Pilot (The Killing), The Beautiful Girls (Mad Men), The Suitcase (Mad Men), Waldorf Stories (Mad Men), Pilot (Shameless)

The predicted winner: The Suitcase (Mad Men)

Next up: Best Directing for a Comedy Series

1 comment:

Richter Scale said...

Abe, if you're going to predict a Mad Men episode, might I suggest Tomorrowland? It is the season finale, and those are the episodes that won Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for the second and third seasons (and the first season finale was nominated, but was beaten by the pilot, which makes sense). I don't know if it will win, but I think it will be nominated. Also, even if the pilot was not submitted, I do think they will nominate at least one episode of Boardwalk Empire (especially if it's going to be as big as you think it is).