Thursday, July 12, 2018

Emmy Nominees: Best Comedy Series

My predictions: 6/8, picking “Will and Grace” over “Barry” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Unlike in the drama series race, there are three new shows in the running here. They all made big splashes, with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel earning 14 nominations, Barry earning 13, and GLOW earning 10. Atlanta is the comedy nominations leader with 16, while returning nominees Silicon Valley, Black-ish, and Curb Your Enthusiasm earned just seven, five and four nominations, respectively. Most puzzling and seemingly tacked-on is Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which netted just two total nominations for its six-episode penultimate half-season. I’m surprised that there wasn’t room for “Will and Grace” here, and it’s worth noting that “Modern Family” was finally dethroned and booted from this category. I so wish that there had been room for “The Good Place” too.

Who should win? I don’t regularly watch “Black-ish” or “GLOW.” I’m spit between “Barry” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” two very different shows.
Who will win? It could be “Atlanta,” but my money is on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

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