Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Emmy Winner Predictions: Best Writing for a Comedy Series


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

Donald Glover, Atlanta (Alligator Man)
Stefani Robinson, Atlanta (Barbershop)
Alec Berg and Bill Hader, Barry (Chapter One: Make Your Mark)
Liz Sarnoff, Barry (Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast and Keep Going)
Amy Sherman-Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Pilot)
Alec Berg, Silicon Valley (Fifty-One Percent)

Glover was nominated last year, and also contends this year for directing and starring in his show, as does Hader. Sherman-Palladino, previously nominated for a 1992 episode of “Roseanne,” is also up for directing. This is the fifth year in a row that Berg is nominated. The pilot installments of “Barry” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” are also nominated for directing. A show with two nominations hasn’t won since 2013.

What should win:The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” or either episode of “Barry
What will win: I think it will be The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, but it could also be the pilot of “Barry.”

Next up: Best Drama Series and Best Comedy Series coming this weekend!