Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Emmy Nominees: Best Writing for a Limited Series or TV Movie

My predictions: 3/5

The nominees: Shirley (Mrs. America), Episode 3 (Normal People), Episode 1 (Unbelievable), Part 1 (Unorthodox), This Extraordinary Being (Watchmen)

I was wrong on the number of nominees in this category – I guess my counting skills aren’t as solid as my predicting (which is also not foolproof, it seems). It turns out that voters were most impressed by nominee Uzo Aduba’s featured episode of Mrs. America, and they liked Normal People enough to cite it for writing and directing but not limited series (which is what I predicted would happen to “Hollywood,” which earned none of those three). The first episodes of Unbelievable and Unorthodox are exceptional choices, as is the powerful flashback episode of Watchmen.

What should win? I haven’t seen the “Normal People” episode yet, but the latter three alphabetical nominees are all solid.
What will win? I think this goes to Unorthodox.

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