Saturday, July 10, 2021

Emmy Predictions: Best Writing for a Drama Series

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: 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)

The top contenders:
What I Know (The Boys)
Diamond of the First Water (Bridgerton)
War (The Crown)
F**k Anyone Who's Not A Sea Blob (Euphoria)
New World Order (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier)
Home (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Progress (The Handmaid’s Tale)
The Wilderness (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Colin: Week 4 (In Treatment)
Sesh (Industry)
Jig-a-Bobo (Lovecraft Country)
Meet Me in Daegu (Lovecraft Country)
Sundown (Lovecraft Country)
Chapter 16: The Rescue (The Mandalorian)
Foxes and Coyotes (The Mosquito Coast)
Perpetratin’ (P-Valley)
Chapter Three (Perry Mason)
Series Finale (Pose)
Raised by Wolves (Raised by Wolves)
Pilot (Ratched)
Right Here, Right Now #7 (We Are Who We Are)

There’s no question that The Crown will return again with its one submitted episode, and the other past nominee in this category, The Handmaid’s Tale, should be able to get in for at least one of its three selected installments. Freshmen series seem likely to do well here, with Bridgerton, P-Valley, Raised by Wolves, and Ratched opting to submit only their pilots. Lovecraft Country has a few episodes in the running, while Perry Mason, Industry, We Are Who We Are, and The Mosquito Coast all choosing one mid-season entry. The Boys and The Mandalorian both have multiple episodes in the mix, hoping for a breakthrough inclusion in this category, while The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, For All Mankind, and In Treatment are taking a similar approach that’s not likely to yield results. Other hopeful possibilities include the series finale of Pose and one of the two special episodes of Euphoria.

The predicted nominees: Diamond of the First Water (Bridgerton), War (The Crown), Home (The Handmaid’s Tale), Progress (The Handmaid’s Tale), Sundown (Lovecraft Country), Chapter Three (Perry Mason), Pilot (Ratched)

The predicted winner: I see Bridgerton scoring here.

Next up: Best Directing for a Comedy Series

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