Tuesday, October 6, 2015

AFT Awards: Best Writing for a Comedy Series

This is the sixteenth category of the 9th Annual AFT Television Awards, my personal choices for the best in television during the 2014-2015 season. Finalists and semi-finalists are included to recognize more of the impressive work done on television today. Nominees are pictured in the order I’ve ranked them.

Best Writing for a Comedy Series

Last year’s nominees: Civil War (Family Tree), Fucksgiving (Orange is the New Black), Moving Up (Parks and Recreation), Pilot (Transparent), Crate (Veep)

Emmy nominees: Episode 409 (Episodes), Alive in Tucson (The Last Man on Earth), Bobby’s House (Louie), Two Days of the Condor (Silicon Valley), Pilot (Transparent), Election Night (Veep)

Semi-finalists: Election Night (Veep), Pilot (Married), Testimony (Veep), We Have Manners, We're Polite (Orange is the New Black), White Hat/Black Hat (Silicon Valley)

Finalists: Episode 3 (Babylon), Episode 5 (Babylon), Episode 6 (Babylon), Two Funerals (Parks and Recreation), Storms and Pancakes (Veep)

The nominees:

One Last Ride (Parks and Recreation)
Milk of the Gods (Shameless)
Pilot (iZombie)
Female Author (Girls)

The series finale of TV’s best comedy paid proper tribute to its characters with a fitting sendoff. The season premiere of Showtime’s edgiest dramedy was a strong and creative hour, and the pilot of the CW’s finest comedy return to form was clever and enjoyable. HBO’s comedy delivered its best hour in a long time with an eviscerating takedown of its Iowa tangent.

The winner:

Chapter One (Jane the Virgin) was a marvelously creative and enjoyable hour of television that took a clever concept and made it work exceptionally well.

Next up: Best Ensemble in a Drama Series

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