Thursday, September 16, 2021

Emmy Winner Predictions: Best Directing for a Drama Series

Nominees are listed in alphabetical order by show. Beware of minor spoilers for listed episodes.

Julie Anne Robinson, Bridgerton (Diamond of the First Water)
Benjamin Caron, The Crown (Fairytale)
Jessica Hobbs, The Crown (War)
Liz Garbus, The Handmaid’s Tale (The Wilderness)
Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian (Chapter 9: The Marshal)
Steven Canals, Pose (Series Finale)

Caron and Hobbs both return to this race after being here last year. Garbus has five nominations for producing nonfiction projects and one for directing, with two wins. Canals and Favreau were both previously nominated as producers of their shows and now contend again for producing as well as for writing. “The Crown” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” have both won this prize previously. Double bids for a show aren’t a disqualifier – several series have won with multiple installments nominated.

What should win: I’d probably choose either the “Pose” series finale or the season finale of “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
What will win: I’d like to be able to predict “Pose” but I think Fairytale is more likely.

Next up: Best Writing for a Drama Series

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