Will guild awards preview Emmy nominations for TV comedies?

We have already looked at how the guild award nominations can be a guidepost to predicting the Emmy nominees for Best Drama Series. Now, let’s turn our attention to the comedy side. (Next month, we will have a roundup of all the winners.)

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While 23 comedies received at least one guild nomination this season, we have concentrated on the eight laffers that registered with at least three guilds. These are listed below with notation made of multiple nominations from a guild in brackets.

Modern Family” was recognized by the most guilds (7) and reaped the most nominations (12). Compare those stats to the top drama series: “Game of Thrones” contends at 12 of the 14 guilds — it missed the deadline for the WGA and was snubbed by the Camera Operators Society, the only one of the 14 without an equivalent Emmy. And “Breaking Bad” earned the most nominations (22), with multiple bids from many groups, including the writers where it got four.

Arrested Development” did well despite being snubbed for Best Comedy Series at the Emmys and earning only three nominations there; it reaped six nominations spread across five guilds. Compare that to the sole guild nomination for “Girls” (casting), which contended for five Emmys including Best Comedy Series. 

While freshman series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” just won the Golden Globe as Best Comedy, it was snubbed by all the guilds, not even managing a “New Series” nomination from the writers. And don’t look for “Louie,” on this list below; it did not air any new episodes in 2013. 

Modern Family” (12 nominations from 7 guilds)
Art Directors Guild
Casting Society of America
Cinema Audio Society
Directors Guild of America (2)
Producers Guild of America
Screen Actors Guild (3)
Writers Guild of America (3)

30 Rock” (9 nominations from 6 guilds)
American Cinema Editors
Casting Society of America
Motion Picture Sound Editors
Producers Guild of America
Screen Actors Guild (3)
Writers Guild of America (2)

Arrested Development” (6 nominations from 5 guilds)
American Cinema Editors
Art Directors Guild
Motion Picture Sound Editors
Producers Guild of America
Screen Actors Guild (2)

The Big Bang Theory” (6 nominations from 3 guilds)
Directors Guild of America (2)
Producers Guild of America
Screen Actors Guild (3)

Veep” (5 nominations from 4 guilds)
Art Directors Guild
Producers Guild of America
Screen Actors Guild (2)
Writers Guild of America

Parks and Recreation” (4 nominations from 3 guilds)
Art Directors Guild
Cinema Audio Society
Writers Guild of America (2)

House of Lies” (3 nominations from 3 guilds)
American Society of Cinematographers
Motion Picture Sound Editors
Screen Actors Guild

Nurse Jackie” (3 nominations from 3 guilds)
Casting Society of America
Cinema Audio Society
Screen Actors Guild

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