Sunday, September 27, 2020

AFT Awards: Best Writing for a Drama Series

This is the eighteenth category of the 14th Annual AFT Television Awards, my personal choices for the best in television during the 2019-2020 season. This year, I’m including a shorter list, with just nominees and a few finalists, if applicable. Nominees are pictured in the order I’ve ranked them.

Best Writing for a Drama Series
Last year’s nominees: Twin Cities (Counterpart), Pilot (Doom Patrol), A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (Game of Thrones), The Word (The Handmaid’s Tale), The Comedian (The Twilight Zone)

Emmy nominees: Bad Choice Road (Better Call Saul), Bagman (Better Call Saul), Aberfan (The Crown), All In (Ozark), Boss Fight (Ozark), Fire Pink (Ozark), This Is Not for Tears (Succession)

Finalists: Chapter One: Suzie, Do You Copy? (Stranger Things), Bad Choice Road (Better Call Saul), Acting Up (Pose), The Hospital (Undone), Flip a Coin (This Is Us), Parce Domine (Westworld), In the Dark Night of the Soul It’s Always 3:30 in the Morning (The Morning Show), Handheld Blackjack (Undone),

The nominees:

Margaretology (The Crown)
Eleven (Perpetual Grace, LTD)
The Crash (Undone)
The Winter Line (Westworld)

The winner:

Tywysog Cymru (The Crown) felt like an immersion into an entirely new world thanks to the intimacy and starkness of its narrative.

Next up: Best Directing in a Comedy Series

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