Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Emmy Winner Predictions: Best Writing for a Comedy Series

Nominees are pictured and listed in alphabetical order by show. Beware of minor spoilers for listed episodes.

Chris McKenna, Community (Remedial Chaos Theory)
Lena Dunham, Girls (Pilot)
Louis C.K., Louie (Pregnant)
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (The Debate)
Michael Schur, Parks and Recreation (Win, Lose, or Draw)

This year’s coolest category boasts an impressive statistic – only one among its number is also nominated for Best Comedy Series, and that’s “Girls.” Also interesting is that three of its scribes are also nominated for acting on their respective shows. Only Louis C.K. and Michael Schur have been nominated in this race before, and neither has won. There’s not much more to say about this category other than it will be exciting no matter who wins!

What should win: The “Girls” pilot or “Win, Lose, or Draw”
What will win: Much as I’d love to see “Parks and Recreation” pick this up, I think it’s going to “Girls” with an outside chance of “Louie” taking it instead.

Next up: Best Drama Series


Unknown said...

Abe, since you are calling this the coolest category, what did you think of Remedial Chaos Theory? I would pick that as my winner, since I think the concept works beautifully and the characters are beautifully integrated into the concept (it's also probably one of the best uses of the show's ensemble). I would love to hear your thoughts on that episode of Community.

I really don't want Girls to win. I re-watched the pilot recently along with all the nominated episodes in this category and it's definitely the one I enjoyed the least (it has some pretty clever stuff, but I can't stand these characters). I know it probably will win, but I'm hoping it doesn't.

I would love it if it were Parks and Recreation, either episode, but my pick is still Community (the Loui episode is also terrific though).

Movies with Abe said...

Okay, truth be told, I didn't think "Remedial Chaos Theory" was that funny or clever. I see why it was fun - and I did enjoy it - but I just didn't quite understand the brilliance everyone was talking about. That said, I think it's a great inclusion in this category, even if it wouldn't have been on my personal ballot.

I do think the "Girls" pilot was terrific, and I like what it launched, whereas, say, I wouldn't reward the "New Girl" pilot and would instead choose a later episode. "Parks and Recreation" winning anything would make me jump for joy!