HBO’s political satire “Veep” has won Best Comedy Series at the Emmys for the past two years running and is ahead to win again this year according to our official odds. But where does it fall on the top 10 list of HBO comedies in order of overall above-the-line performance at the Emmys? Click through our gallery above to find out. Can you guess what’s #1?
When ranking HBO’s comedies on above-the-line performance we’re looking specifically at Best Comedy Series, Best Comedy Directing, Best Comedy Writing, and all six of the Best Comedy acting categories. We used the total above-the-line nominations as a tie-breaker.
Surprisingly, it will only take one above-the-line win for one of HBO’s new comedies — “Crashing,” “Divorce” and “Insecure” — to make the list. Should “Silicon Valley” finally score an above-the-line win their position on the list would increase drastically.
HBO laffers have amassed a total of 25 above-the-line wins. The one award HBO is missing is Best Comedy Guest Actress; Gabby Hoffman (“Girls”) was the last one to score a nomination in that category in 2015.
Below is a breakdown of the shows represented and total wins in each category:
Best Comedy Series: 2 Shows; 3 Total Wins
Best Comedy Directing: 4 Shows; 4 Total Wins
Best Comedy Writing: 2 Shows; 2 Total Wins
Best Comedy Actor: 1 Show; 1 Win
Best Comedy Actress: 2 Shows; 6 Total Wins
Best Comedy Supporting Actor: 3 Shows; 6 Total Wins
Best Comedy Supporting Actress: 1 Show; 1 Total Win
Best Comedy Guest Actor: 2 Shows; 2 Total Wins
Best Comedy Guest Actress: 0 Shows; 0 Total Wins
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