Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Emmy Winner Predictions: Best Directing for a Drama Series

Nominees are listed in alphabetical order by show. Beware of minor spoilers for listed episodes.

Stephen Daldry, The Crown (Paterfamilias)
Alan Taylor, Game of Thrones (Beyond the Wall)
Jeremy Podeswa, Game of Thrones (The Dragon and the Wolf)
Kari Skogland, The Handmaid’s Tale (After)
Jason Bateman, Ozark (The Toll)
Daniel Sackheim, Ozark (Tonight We Improvise)
Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer, Stranger Things (Chapter Nine: The Gate)

The Handmaid’s Tale” won this award last year, and “Game of Thrones” took it the two years before that. Daldry and the Duffer brothers were nominated last year. Taylor won in 2007 for “The Sopranos” and was nominated the next year for “Mad Men.” Podeswa has two previous nominations, one for “Boardwalk Empire” and one for “Game of Thrones.” Sackheim won this award in 1994 for “NYPD Blue.” Bateman also contends for starring in his show this year. “The Dragon and the Wolf” and “Chapter Nine: The Gate” are both also up for writing. The past three winners have all been from shows with two nominations in this category. Only once in the past decade has the winner of this award not been nominated for Best Drama Series.

What should win:Beyond the Wall” was one of my top episodes this season.
What will win: I think The Dragon and the Wolf will prevail, but it could be any of them.

Next up: Best Writing for a Drama Series

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