Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Emmy Nominees: Best Directing for a Drama Series

My predictions: 6/8

The nominees: Aberfan (The Crown), Cri de Coeur (The Crown), Prisoners of War (Homeland), The Interview (The Morning Show), Fire Pink (Ozark), Su Casa Es Mi Casa (Ozark), Hunting (Succession), This Is Not For Tears (Succession)

Eight slots equals four shows? That doesn’t seem great, but none of these nominations are particularly surprising. I guessed that only one episode of The Crown would be nominated, and that The Morning Show would place in writing instead. The series finale of Homeland is here (the only episode I haven’t seen in this race), along with two episodes apiece of juggernauts Ozark and Succession. These are all, if nothing else, intense episodes. What’s most perplexing is the absence of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Stranger Things,” both of which placed in Best Drama Series but missed here after frequent nominations in the past.

What should win? Aside from the episode I haven’t seen, I’d choose “Aberfan.”
What will win? I think this goes to Ozark for “Fire Pink.”

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