Wednesday, September 26, 2018

AFT Awards: Best Writing in a Comedy Series

This is the sixteenth category of the 12th Annual AFT Television Awards, my personal choices for the best in television during the 2017-2018 season. This year, I’m including a shorter list, with just nominees and a few finalists, if applicable. Nominees are pictured in the order I’ve ranked them.

Best Writing in a Comedy Series

Last year’s nominees: Horizons (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency), Episode 1 (Fleabag), First Date (Master of None), Last Day on Earth (People of Earth), Chapter 9: Opening Statements (Trial and Error)

Emmy nominees: Alligator Man (Atlanta), Barbershop (Atlanta), Chapter One: Make Your Mark (Barry), Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast, and Keep Going (Barry), Pilot (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Fifty-One Percent (Silicon Valley)

Finalists: None

The nominees:

Kimmy Disrupts the Paradigm! (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Chapter One: Make Your Mark (Barry)
The Burrito (The Good Place)
Pilot (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

The winner:

A Change of Heart (Santa Clarita Diet) brilliantly structured the way in which this show’s characters try to normalize their daily lives and new reality.

Next up: Best Ensemble in a Drama Series

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