Thursday, July 19, 2012

Emmy Nominees: Best Writing for a Drama Series

My predictions: 3/5, missing “Downton Abbey” and one “Mad Men” episode

The nominees: Episode 7 (Downton Abbey), Pilot (Homeland), Commissions and Fees (Mad Men), Far Away Places (Mad Men), The Other Woman (Mad Men)

I did much better here than in the directing category, correctly calling two Mad Men episodes and missing a third altogether. The AMC drama has dominated this category throughout its run, with thirteen nominations now amassed in five years. It would have been great to see a second Homeland installment here, “The Weekend,” but the “Mad Men” episodes are all terrific. Rounding out the category is the lone submitted episode of Downton Abbey, which did excellently in a whole host of categories.

Who should win? “Homeland”
Who will win? “Homeland,” but maybe “Commissions and Fees”

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