Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Emmy Predictions: Best Writing for a Comedy 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: Episode 1 (Catastrophe), Parents (Masters of None), Founder Friendly (Silicon Valley), The Uptick (Silicon Valley), Morning After (Veep), Mother (Veep)

The top contenders:
B.A.N. (Atlanta)
Streets on Lock (Atlanta)
Rally Cap (Brockmire)
Episode 5 (Catastrophe)
Fix Everything (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency)
Pilot (Divorce)
Episode 1 (Fleabag)
Everything Is Fine (The Good Place)
Insecure as F**k (Insecure)
New York, I Love You (Master of None)
Thanksgiving (Master of None)
Success Failure (Silicon Valley)
If I Were a Bell (Transparent)
Georgia (Veep)
Groundbreaking (Veep)

The roundup: I think Catastrophe made the cut last year because it was a pilot and I wouldn’t count on it to repeat again this year. The question is whether another pilot, like Divorce, Fleabag, or Insecure, can crack the lineup. I think an episode of Atlanta is likelier, and the rest of the list will mimic last year’s, though I’m open to the idea of being surprised with some unexpected and unconventional choices.

The predicted nominees: Streets on Lock (Atlanta), Insecure as F**k (Insecure), Thanksgiving (Master of None), Success Failure (Silicon Valley), Georgia (Veep), Groundbreaking (Veep)

The predicted winner: Groundbreaking (Veep)

Next up: Best Drama Series

No comments: