Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Emmy Predictions: Best Writing for a 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: B.A.N. (Atlanta), Streets on Lock (Atlanta), Thanksgiving (Master of None), Success Failure (Silicon Valley), Georgia (Veep), Groundbreaking (Veep)

The top contenders:
Alligator Man (Atlanta)
Barbershop (Atlanta)
FUBU (Atlanta)
Chapter One: Make Your Mark (Barry)
Episode 3 (The End of the F***ing World)
Episode 7 (Episodes)
Pilot (GLOW)
Hella LA (Insecure)
Pilot (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Fifty-One Percent (Silicon Valley)
Deep-Dish Pizza and a Shot of Holy Water (SMILF)
Grandpa Jack (Will and Grace)
Rosario’s Quinceanera (Will and Grace)

Three slots are open due to the absence of “Veep” and “Master of None,” but there are also some new contenders. Atlanta has three episodes, all of which could make the cut, while Silicon Valley and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel should be considered locked for their submitted installments. It’s worth noting that Episodes has received exactly one nomination in this category for each of its seasons, and though its last nomination was when it aired back in 2014, that statistic shouldn’t be ignored when it comes to its series finale. This is where new shows could shine, including Barry, GLOW, and my personal favorite, The End of the F***ing World, which would make me so happy if it managed a nomination here.

The predicted nominees: Alligator Man (Atlanta), Barbershop (Atlanta), FUBU (Atlanta), Pilot (GLOW), Pilot (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Fifty-One Percent (Silicon Valley)

The predicted winner: This seems like an easy place for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to score.

Next up: Best Drama Series