Guild awards scorecard: ‘Transparent,’ ‘Veep,’ ‘Silicon Valley’ lead among TV comedies

The industry guilds and societies nominated 26 comedies this year in 19 categories. As at the Emmys, “Transparent” leads in nominations with 11 from eight different guilds. “Veep” reaped 10 bids from eight bodies while “Silicon Valley” went eight from seven. All three of these laffers vied for Best Comedy Series at the Emmys (“Veep” won). Of the other four contenders for this top TV academy award,  “Modern Family” earned six nominations from five guilds, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” got four from three and both “Louie” and “Parks and Recreation” netted two from two. 

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Ulike the Emmys, most of the guilds use the calendar year for eligibility; only the producers and casting directors follow the Emmys’ lead and use June to May.

Notes: “Orange is the New Black” received nominations at SAG as a comedy, but it competes at the Emmys as a drama, so it is not listed here (see drama series scorecard here). Also omitted is the “Wet Hot American Summer” miniseries, which was deemed to be a comedy by the MPSE. Series ineligible at the next Emmys are italicized.

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PGA = Producers Guild of America
DGA = Directors Guild of America
WGA = Writers Guild of America
SAG = Screen Actors Guild
ACE = American Cinema Editors
ADG = Art Directors Guild
ASC = American Society of Cinematographers (no comedies nominated this year)
CAS = Cinema Audio Society
CDG = Costume Designers Guild
CSA = Casting Society of America
ICG = International Cinematographers Guild Publicists (no Emmy category)
LMG = Location Managers Guild (no Emmy category, nominations outstanding)
MHG = Makeup Artists & Hairstylists Guild
MPSE = Motion Picture Sound Editors
SOC = Society of Camera Operators (no Emmy category)
VES = Visual Effects Society (no comedies nominated this year)

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Transparent” (11 nominations from 8 guilds)
PGA: Comedy Series
DGA: Comedy Series
WGA: Comedy Series
SAG (2): Comedy Ensemble, Comedy Actor
ADG: Half-Hour Series
CDG: Contemporary Series
CSA (2): Comedy Series, Comedy Pilot
MHG (2): Series Contemporary Makeup, Series Contemporary Hair

“Veep” (10 nominations from 8 guilds)
PGA: Comedy Series
DGA: Comedy Series
WGA (2): Comedy Series, Comedy Episode
SAG (2): Comedy Ensemble, Comedy Actress
ACE: Half-Hour Series
ADG: Half-Hour Series
CAS: Half-Hour Series
CSA: Comedy Series

Silicon Valley” (8 nominations from 7 guilds)
PGA: Comedy Series
DGA: Comedy Series
WGA (2): Comedy Series, Comedy Episode
ACE: Half-Hour Series
ADG: Half-Hour Series
CAS: Half-Hour Series
CSA: Comedy Series

Modern Family” (6 nominations from 5 guilds)
PGA: Comedy Series
DGA: Comedy Series
WGA: Comedy Episode
SAG (2): Comedy Ensemble, Comedy Actor
CAS: Half-Hour Series

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (4 nominations from 3 guilds)
WGA (2): Comedy Series, New Series
SAG: Comedy Actress
CSA: Comedy Pilot

The Big Bang Theory” (3 nominations from 2 guilds)
SAG (2): Comedy Ensemble, Comedy Actor
ADG: Multi-Camera Series

The Last Man on Earth” (3 nominations from 2 guilds)
WGA (2): New Series, Comedy Episode
ADG: Half-Hour Series

Black-ish” (2 nominations from 2 guilds)
WGA: Comedy Episode
CSA: Comedy Pilot

Jane the Virgin” (2 nominations from 2 guilds)
CSA: Comedy Pilot
MPSE: Series Music

Louie” (2 nominations from 2 guilds)
DGA: Comedy Series
SAG: Comedy Actor

Mozart in the Jungle” (2 nominations from 2 guilds)
MPSE: Series Music
SOC: Television Program

Nurse Jackie” (2 nominations from 2 guilds)
SAG: Comedy Actress
CAS: Half-Hour Series

Parks and Recreation” (2 nominations from 2 guilds)
SAG: Comedy Actress
CAS: Half-Hour Series

Broad City” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
WGA: Comedy Series

“Clipped” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
ADG: Multi-Camera Series

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
ICG: Television Program

Episodes” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
CSA: Comedy Series

Fresh Off the Boat” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
ICG: Television Program

Galavant” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
MPSE: Series Musical

Grace and Frankie” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
CSA: Comedy Pilot

Maron” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
WGA: Comedy Episode

Mom” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
ADG: Multi-Camera Series

The Muppets” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
ADG: Half-Hour Series

Shameless” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
SAG: Comedy Actor

“Truth Be Told” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
ADG: Multi-Camera Series

2 Broke Girls” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
ADG: Multi-Camera Series

Photos: “Transparent” (Amazon); “Veep,” “Silicon Valley” (HBO)

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