Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Emmy Predictions: Best Comedy Series

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, July 12th. As always, chime in below in the comments with any thoughts of your own.

Last year’s nominees: Atlanta, Black-ish, Master of None, Modern Family, Silicon Valley, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Veep

The competition: Two of last year’s nominees, “Master of None” and three-time winner “Veep,” are out. Eight-time nominee and five-time winner Modern Family is on thin ice, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt only had six episodes aired as the first part of its final season. Silicon Valley feels safe, and it would be a shock to see Black-ish left off the list. And Atlanta is as locked as anything can be. The only previous nominees still on the air, Transparent and Orange is the New Black, are highly unlikely to return. GLOW and SMILF were the all-caps early choices around Golden Globe and SAG time for new series, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel feels like a sure thing. New shows like Atypical and Barry will surely garner votes, as may sophomore entries The Good Place and Better Things, but it’s the long-absent returning series that have a better shot of cracking the field. Roseanne doesn’t stand much of a chance, but I’d expect both Curb Your Enthusiasm and Will and Grace to earn nominations, even if they don’t show up en masse in other categories. And I can only hope that The End of the F***ing World earns a shocking but well-deserved nomination.

The predicted nominees: Atlanta, Black-ish, Curb Your Enthusiasm, GLOW, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Silicon Valley, Will and Grace

The predicted winner: I think The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel scores over “Atlanta.”

Next up: Category-by-category analysis beginning Thursday morning!

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