Guild awards scorecard: ‘Veep’ and ‘Atlanta’ lead TV comedies in wins

The industry guilds and societies nominated 28 comedies across 22 awards categories this year. “Veep,” “Silicon Valley” and “Transparent” led in nominations. That has been the case for the past couple of years at both the guilds and Emmys, with which the guilds share voters.

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Despite that leading count overall, “Transparent” was down significantly above the line. Having won both the PGA Award for Best Comedy Series and the DGA Award for Best Comedy Directing for its first season, “Transparent” was not even nominated for either of these top awards for its third season. “Transparent” also fared much worse with SAG. The second season was nominated for Best Comedy Ensemble while star Jeffrey Tambor won Best Comedy Actor, but the third season was not nominated for Ensemble, nor did Tambor repeat. The only guild award that “Transparent” won this year was Best Continuing Comedy Casting from the CSA.

“Veep” won the casting Emmy last year, but it was ineligible with the CSA this year because its new casting director is not a CSA member. Still, “Veep” won awards from more guilds than any other comedy this year (three), unsurprising on the heels of its second Emmy win for Best Comedy Series. However, “Veep” suffered two big losses to newcomer “Atlanta:” Best Comedy Series at the PGA and Best Comedy Series Writing from the WGA.

The former had rubberstamped the Emmys’ pick from the previous fall for eight years in a row from 2006 to 2013 and the latter had gone to “Veep” twice before, including last year.  “Atlanta” claimed one further trophy — Best New Series Writing from the WGA — notably at the expense of dramas “Stranger Things,” “This is Us” and “Westworld.” Inexplicably “Atlanta” failed to score any nominations from SAG or below the line.

As at the most recent Emmys, “Silicon Valley” and “black-ish” were shut out, while “Mozart in the Jungle” won every time that it was nominated.

Find all of this year’s guild nominations and wins below for programs that the Emmys classify as comedies. The American Society of Cinematographers, Location Managers Guild, Society of Camera Operators and Visual Effects Society are not listed because they did not nominate any comedies in their combined television categories. Whereas the Emmys use June to May as their eligibility period, most of the guilds simply use the calendar year, with a few noted exceptions:

PGA = Producers Guild of America (June 2015 to December 2016 eligible)
DGA = Directors Guild of America
WGA = Writers Guild of America (December 2015 to November 2016 eligible)
SAG = Screen Actors Guild
ACE = American Cinema Editors
ADG = Art Directors Guild
CAS = Cinema Audio Society
CDG = Costume Designers Guild
CSA = Casting Society of America (June 2015 to May 2016 eligible)
GMS = Guild of Music Supervisors (September 2015 to August 2016 eligible)
ICG = International Cinematographers’ Guild Publicists
MPSE = Motion Picture Sound Editors
MUAHS = Makeup Artists & Hairstylists Guild

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3 WINS

“Veep” (10 nominations from 7 guilds)
PGA: Comedy Series
DGA: Comedy Directing (Becky Martin)
DGA: Comedy Directing (Dale Stern)
WGA: Comedy Series Writing
SAG: Comedy Ensemble
SAG: Comedy Actress (Julia Louis-Dreyfus)
ACE: Half-Hour Editing (Shawn Paper)
ACE: Half-Hour Editing (Steven Rasch)
ADG: Half-Hour Production Design
CAS: Half-Hour Sound Mixing

“Atlanta” (5 nominations from 3 guilds)
PGA: Comedy Series
DGA: Comedy Directing
WGA: Comedy Series Writing
WGA: New Series Writing
WGA: Comedy Episode Writing

2 WINS

“Mozart in the Jungle” (2 nominations from 2 guilds)
ADG: Half-Hour Production Design
MPSE: Short-Form Musical Sound Editing

1 WIN

“Transparent” (8 nominations from 7 guilds)
WGA: Comedy Series Writing
SAG: Comedy Actor
ADG: Half-Hour Production Design
CAS: Half-Hour Sound Mixing
CDG: Contemporary Costumes
CSA: Continuing Comedy Casting
MUAHS: Series Contemporary Makeup
MUAHS: Series Contemporary Hairstyling

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (6 nominations from 3 guilds)
WGA: Comedy Series Writing
WGA: Comedy Episode Writing (Robert Carlock)
WGA: Comedy Episode Writing (Tina Fey & Sam Means)
SAG: Comedy Actor (Tituss Burgess)
SAG: Comedy Actress (Ellie Kemper)
CSA: Continuing Comedy

“Modern Family” (4 nominations from 3 guilds)
PGA: Comedy Series
SAG: Comedy Ensemble
SAG: Comedy Actor (Ty Burrell)
CAS: Half-Hour Sound Mixing

“Shameless” (2 nominations from 2 guilds)
WGA: Drama Episode Writing
SAG: Comedy Actor (William H. Macy)

“The Great Indoors” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
ADG: Multi-Camera Production Design

0 WINS

“Silicon Valley” (8 nominations from 7 guilds)
PGA: Comedy Series
DGA: Comedy Directing (Alec Berg)
DGA: Comedy Directing (Mike Judge)
WGA: Comedy Series Writing
ACE: Half-Hour Editing
ADG: Half-Hour Production Design
CAS: Half-Hour Sound Mixing
CSA: Continuing Comedy Casting

“black-ish” (5 nominations from 4 guilds)
PGA: Comedy Series
SAG: Comedy Ensemble
SAG: Comedy Actor (Anthony Anderson)
CAS: Half-Hour Sound Mixing
CSA: Continuing Comedy Casting

“Girls” (3 nominations from 2 guilds)
CSA: Continuing Comedy Casting
GMS: Musical/Comedy Music Supervision
GMS: Song

“Grace and Frankie” (3 nominations from 2 guilds)
SAG: Comedy Actress (Jane Fonda)
SAG: Comedy Actress (Lily Tomlin)
CDG: Contemporary Costumes

“The Big Bang Theory” (2 nominations from 2 guilds)
SAG: Comedy Ensemble
ADG: Multi-Camera Production Design

“Scream Queens” (2 nominations from 2 guilds)
CSA: New Comedy Casting
MUAHS: Series Contemporary Hairstyling

“Speechless” (2 nominations from 2 guilds)
WGA: Comedy Episode Writing
ICG: Publicity Campaign

“Baby Daddy” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
ADG: Multi-Camera Production Design

“Better Things” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
WGA: New Series Writing

“Casual” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
CSA: New Comedy Casting

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
CSA: New Comedy Casting

“Jane the Virgin” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
GMS: Musical/Comedy Music Supervision

“Master of None” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
GMS: Musical/Comedy Music Supervision

“The Last Man on Earth” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
ADG: Half-Hour Production Design

“One Mississippi” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
WGA: Comedy Episode Writing

“The Ranch” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
ADG: Multi-Camera Production Design

“Son of Zorn” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
WGA: Comedy Episode Writing

“Superstore” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
CSA: New Comedy Casting

“2 Broke Girls” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
ADG: Multi-Camera Production Design

“Wet Hot American Summer” (1 nomination from 1 guild)
CSA: New Comedy Casting

Oscar frontrunner “La La Land” went 10 for 12 with guilds

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