Thursday, September 16, 2021

Emmy Winner Predictions: Best Writing for a Drama Series

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

Rebecca Sonnenshine, The Boys (What I Know)
Peter Morgan, The Crown (War)
Yahlin Chang, The Handmaid’s Tale (Home)
Misha Green, Lovecraft Country (Sundown)
Dave Filoni, The Mandalorian (Chapter 13: The Jedi)
Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian (Chapter 16: The Rescue)
Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals, Janet Mock and Our Lady J, Pose (Series Finale)

Murphy has six Emmys and Falchuk has two, with Canals, also nominated this year for directing, Mock, and Our Lady J also up this year and for season one as producers. This is one of Murphy’s four bids this year. This is the first writing nomination for Filoni and Chang, who are up again as producers for their shows. The same is true for Favreau, who also contends for directing. Green and Sonnenshine are also nominated as producers. This is Morgan’s fourth nomination in this category for this show, and he has yet to win. “The Handmaid’s Tale” won this prize for its pilot. Shows with multiple nominations in this category do tend to win frequently, which happened most recently in 2014.

What should win: I think the “Lovecraft Country” pilot gets my vote, but I like a lot of these choices.
What will win: I’m really not sure. Maybe The Crown scores its first trophy in this category?

Next up: Best Directing for a Comedy Series

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