Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Emmy Nominees: Best Comedy Series

My predictions: 6/8, missing “The Kominsky Method” and “What We Do in the Shadows”

This category is most disappointing to me. After missing out last year, The Kominsky Method got in this time with little fanfare, and somehow managed to edge out “Ramy,” which I had thought was a sure thing, and “The Great,” which earned directing and writing bids but nothing else. What We Do in the Shadows came from out of nowhere like Schitt’s Creek last year (and this year astounded by jumping from four to fifteen nominations), and now I’m going to spend some time catching up on that show. It’s a relief that The Good Place made the cut for its final season, and so exciting that Insecure finally cracked this category for its fourth season. Dead to Me is another great inclusion, and it feels like Curb Your Enthusiasm is just tacked on without any other major bids. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel remains the comedy leader, matching its twenty-nomination total from last year.

Who should win? I have to watch “What We Do in the Shadows,” but from the rest, I’m firmly behind “The Good Place,” “Dead to Me,” “and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
Who will win? I think Schitt’s Creek can pull it off.

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