Thursday, July 14, 2016

Emmy Nominees: Best Writing for a Comedy Series


My predictions: 3/6, picking “Master of None,” one “Silicon Valley” episode and one “Veep” episode

The nominees: Episode 1 (Catastrophe), Parents (Master of None), Founder Friendly (Silicon Valley), The Uptick (Silicon Valley), Morning After (Veep), Mother (Veep)

Like the directing field, this category is all HBO and streaming services. I strongly prefer one Veep episode, “Morning After,” to the other, while the final two installments of this season of Silicon Valley are both great. I liked most other episodes of Master of None better than the one nominated, but I’m still happy for Aziz Ansari. And I have to watch the pilot of Catastrophe to see how I feel about that acclaimed show. It’s really too bad that “Casual” and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” aren’t here.

Who should win? “Morning After” or either “Silicon Valley” episode
Who will win? “Mother”