Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Emmy Predictions: Best Writing for a Drama Series

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, July 13th. Chime in below in the comments with any thoughts of your own.

Last year’s nominees: Persona Non Grata (The Americans) Episode 8 (Downton Abbey) Battle of the Bastards (Game of Thrones) End (The Good Wife) (Mr. Robot) Return (UnREAL)

The top contenders:
The Soviet Division (The Americans)
Golden Frog Time (Billions)
Assassins (The Crown)
Inauguration (The Good Fight)
Offred (The Handmaid’s Tale)
America First (Homeland)
The Book of Nora (The Leftovers) + (Mr. Robot)
Chapter One: The Vanishing Of Will Byers (Stranger Things)
The Best Washing Machine in the World (This Is Us)
The Trip (This Is Us)
Insurgent (UnREAL)
War (UnREAL)
The Bicameral Mind (Westworld)

The roundup: Looking at last year’s slate, it’s likely that an episode of The Americans will be nominated, and I feel like, if it’s going to get in anywhere, The Good Fight would probably show up here. I’m not too enthusiastic about the possibility of Mr. Robot being nominated again, and I think UnREAL has a much better shot of repeating. Watch out for the pilots of The Crown, Stranger Things, and The Handmaid’s Tale as well as submitted episodes of This Is Us and Westworld.

The predicted nominees: The Soviet Division (The Americans), Assassins (The Crown), Offred (The Handmaid’s Tale), Chapter One: The Vanishing Of Will Byers (Stranger Things), War (UnREAL), The Bicameral Mind (Westworld)

The predicted winner: The Suitcase (Mad Men)

Next up: Best Directing for a Comedy Series

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