Sunday, July 10, 2022

Emmy Predictions: Best Directing for a Comedy Series

The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, July 12th. As always, chime in below in the comments with any thoughts of your own.

Last year’s nominees: Pilot (B Positive), In Case of Emergency (The Flight Attendant), There Is No Line (Hacks), Scooby-Doo Checks and Salisbury Steak (Mom), Biscuits (Ted Lasso), The Hope That Kills You (Ted Lasso), Make Rebecca Great Again (Ted Lasso)

The top contenders:
Ava vs. Superintendent (Abbott Elementary)
Pilot (Abbott Elementary)
Yasper (The Afterparty)
New Jazz (Atlanta)
710N (Barry)
The Watermelon (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
Seeing Double (The Flight Attendant)
Pete's Wife (Ghosts)
Alone at Last (The Great)
Heads It's Me (The Great)
A Simple Jape (The Great)
There Will Be Blood (Hacks)
Ethan...Esther...Chaim (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Not Like a Shvantz Right in the Face (Minx)
The Boy from 6B (Only Murders in the Building)
True Crime (Only Murders in the Building)
Pilot (Our Flag Means Death)
It's Cow or Never (Peacemaker)
Yuki (Pen15)
Hunting (Reservation Dogs)
Nowhen (Russian Doll)
Station to Station (Russian Doll)
Schmigadoon! (Schmigadoon!)
Beard After Hours (Ted Lasso)
Inverting the Pyramid of Success (Ted Lasso)
No Weddings and a Funeral (Ted Lasso)
Rainbow (Ted Lasso)
The Wellness Center (What We Do in the Shadows)

The rundown: Last year, Ted Lasso submitted four episodes and earned three nominations, and that may happen again this year. The solo installment from Hacks should have no trouble getting in, and it’s worth noting the return of three shows with a history of multiple bids in this category: Atlanta, Barry, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. One show that hasn’t managed a single bid in this race since 2012 but did amass four nominations in a single year is Curb Your Enthusiasm, and from the new contenders, I’d assume Only Murders in the Building and Reservation Dogs have the best shot.

The predicted nominees: New Jazz (Atlanta), 710N (Barry), There Will Be Blood (Hacks), How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), The Boy from 6B (Only Murders in the Building), Beard After Hours (Ted Lasso), Inverting the Pyramid of Success (Ted Lasso)

The predicted winner: I see this going to Only Murders in the Building.

Next up: Best Writing for a Comedy Series

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