Thursday, September 8, 2016

AFT Awards: Best Writing for a Comedy Series

This is the sixteenth category of the 10th Annual AFT Television Awards, my personal choices for the best in television during the 2015-2016 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: Chapter One (Jane the Virgin), One Last Ride (Parks and Recreation), Milk of the Gods (Shameless), Pilot (iZombie), Female Author (Girls)

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

cSemi-finalists: A Tittin' and a Hairin' (Orange is the New Black), Catherine Sanders (Grandfathered), Good Man (Girls), I Love You Baby (Girls), Nashville (Master of None), Paradise Lost (Shameless), Sleep No More (Shameless), Some Guy I'm Seeing (Grandfathered), There Will Be Consequences (The Brink), Where My Dreidel At? (Orange is the New Black), Just the Range (Togetherness)

Finalists: Pilot (Casual), The One True King To Unite Them All (Galavant), Josh and I Are Good People! (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Hotels (Togetherness), Take My Picture by the Pool (Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll)

The nominees:

The Other Man (Master of None)
Pilot (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
The Morning After (You, Me, Her)
Bottles (Casual)

The funniest episode of Aziz Ansari’s new show found his character at his most fantastically mature with a superb duo of guest stars. The debut installment of the incomparable CW musical comedy was full of creativity. Two particularly transformative episodes of the year’s two best new relationship-based dramedies saw their characters through crises with enormous depth.

The winner:

Pilot (You, Me, Her) was a joyously fresh look at a relationship that proved irresistibly intriguing and necessitated an immediate commitment to the show.

Next up: Best Ensemble in a Drama Series

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