Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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.

David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, Episodes (Episode 305)
Louis C.K., Louie (So Did the Fat Lady)
Liz Friedman and Jenji Kohan, Orange is the New Black (I Wasn’t Ready)
Alec Berg, Silicon Valley (Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency)
Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, and Tony Roche, Veep (Special Relationship)

This category includes just one show not nominated for Best Comedy Series, but fortunately, these are all pretty funny installments. C.K. is on his fourth consecutive nomination, and he won in 2012 for an episode of his current series. Crane and Klarik has been nominated three times now for penning their series. Pilots don’t always win this category as much as they do the directing prize, but I wouldn’t count out “I Wasn’t Ready.” It’s also possible that a great season one finale, “Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency,” could prevail. But watch out also for “Special Relationship,” the first “Veep” episode nominated for writing.

What should win: All fine choices, truthfully.
What will win: It’s hard to know. I’ll pick “Special Relationship” but it could be any of them.

Next up: Best Drama Series

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