Sunday, July 11, 2021

Emmy Predictions: Best Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, July 13th. As always, chime in below in the comments with any thoughts of your own.

Last year’s nominees: Find a Way (Little Fires Everywhere), Episode 5 (Normal People), Unorthodox, It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice (Watchmen), Little Fear of Lightning (Watchmen), This Extraordinary Being (Watchmen)

The top contenders:
Coastal Elites
The Comey Rule
Welcome to the Alternate Economy (Fargo)
Last Words (The Good Lord Bird)
Ego Death (I May Destroy You)
Eyes Eyes Eyes Eyes (I May Destroy You)
It’s a Sin
Mare of Easttown
The Queen’s Gambit
Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia
Small Axe
Sylvie’s Love
Uncle Frank
The Underground Railroad
The Undoing
Part One (Your Honor)
Part Ten (Your Honor)

It’s very puzzling to me how the distinctions work between what shows submit just one episode and which ones put forward their entire product as one entity. The latter strategy should guarantee the placement of The Queen’s Gambit and Mare of Easttown here, while the former doesn’t much help I May Destroy You and The Good Lord Bird. I suspect that WandaVision is a good bet, as is The Underground Railroad, and Small Axe could round out the category, along with Hamilton, which, if it was going to score anywhere, this might be the place. I’m not too sure what to expect here but am going to opt for only whole entries, which hasn’t happened since 2012.

The predicted nominees: Hamilton, Mare of Easttown, The Queen’s Gambit, Small Axe, The Underground Railroad, WandaVision

The predicted winner: I think this goes to The Queen’s Gambit, but if this is the field, it will be quite competitive.

Next up: Best Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

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