Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Emmy Winner Predictions: Best Writing for a Drama Series


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

Joel Fields and Joseph Weisberg, The Americans (START)
Peter Morgan, The Crown (Mystery Man)
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Game of Thrones (The Dragon and the Wolf)
Bruce Miller, The Handmaid’s Tale (June)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Killing Eve (Nice Face)
Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer, Stranger Things (Chapter Nine: The Gate)

The Handmaid’s Tale” and Miller won this award last year, and “Game of Thrones” and Benioff and Weiss took it the two years before that. Fields and Weisberg are back for a third year in a row, and their show returns for its fourth consecutive bid. Morgan and the Duffer brothers were both nominated last year. “The Dragon and the Wolf” and “Chapter Nine: The Gate” are both also up for directing.

What should win: While I’d love to see Waller-Bridge win an Emmy, I didn’t love the pilot of her show. I’d probably choice the season premiere of “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
What will win: It could easily be “The Handmaid’s Tale” again, but I’ll pick the series finale of The Americans to finally score here.

Next up: Best Directing for a Comedy Series