Julian Fellowes contends for the episode "Episode 7 Christmas." He has two Emmy wins in four career nominations.
Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, and Gideon Raff contend for the episode "Pilot." This is the second career Emmy nomination for Gansa. Gordon has one previous Emmy win in 10 career nominations. This is the first Emmy nomination for Raff.
Andre and Maria Jacquemetton contend for the episode "Commissions and Fees." They have three previous Emmy wins in six career nominations.
Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner contend for the episode "Far Away Places." Chellas has her first two career nominations this year. Weiner has nine previous Emmy wins in 21 career nominations.