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  • Juni Zapoto
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    #662002

    Black-ish
    Modern Family
    Master of None
    Silicon Valley
    Transparent
    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    Veep 

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    Modern Family needs to stop being nominated. 

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    Now that the ranking system is over the voters from HBO can’t sabotage Modern Family, so I’m hoping for  a record breaking win from them. 

    The other nominees will be Veep, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Transparent and Silicon Valley are the safe nominees. The other 2 spots will change between TBBT, Black-ish, Last Man On Earth and one of the new Netflix comedies. 

    Edit: Can’t believe I forgot Mozart in the Jungle. It has its best chances this year.  

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    Boidiva02
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    My predictions:

    (in no particular order):

    Veep
    Modern Family
    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    Transparent
    Silicon Valley
    Blackish
    Master of None
     
    Just Missing Out: The Big Bang Theory, Last Man On Earth, Brooklyn Nine-Nine.  

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    CanadianFan
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    #662041

    Black-ish
    Modern Family
    Master of None
    Silicon Valley
    Transparent
    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    Veep 

    You got it! 

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    JMK21571
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    Now that the ranking system is over the voters from HBO can’t sabotage Modern Family, so I’m hoping for  a record breaking win from them. 

               I’m hoping Ancient (Elitist) Family gets shunned out of the Emmy race entirely (along w/Big Turd Theory), as its deserved to for decades…

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    [quote=”TWRamazanetin”]

    Now that the ranking system is over the voters from HBO can’t sabotage Modern Family, so I’m hoping for  a record breaking win from them. 

               I’m hoping Ancient (Elitist) Family gets shunned out of the Emmy race entirely (along w/Big Turd Theory), as its deserved to for decades… [/quote]

    You are entitled to your own opinion no matter how wrong it is. Nicknaming something you hate is so 8th grade though.  

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    moviefan61794
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    I’m predicting Blackish, Master of None, Modern Family, Silicon Valley, Transparent, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Veep. I’m not confident at all in Blackish and I only feel a little bit better about Master of None. But there are few contenders with strong buzz that I could see getting in here. “Mozart in the Jungle” has no buzz outside of those Golden Globes wins, “The Last Man on Earth” doesn’t have the buzz it had last year IMO, and “TBBT” seems like old news and Lord knows it isn’t deserving quality-wise. There are plenty of contenders that should be in the race, but I’m not confident in their chances. I could see a veteran contender cracking the race like “Parks and Rec” did in its last season. But for right now, it’s a big old question mark.

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    Teridax
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    [quote=”TWJMK”]

    [quote=”TWRamazanetin”]

    Now that the ranking system is over the voters from HBO can’t sabotage Modern Family, so I’m hoping for  a record breaking win from them. 

               I’m hoping Ancient (Elitist) Family gets shunned out of the Emmy race entirely (along w/Big Turd Theory), as its deserved to for decades… [/quote]

    You are entitled to your own opinion no matter how wrong it is. Nicknaming something you hate is so 8th grade though.  
    [/quote]As much as I hate Spike Jonze’s Her, I’m not going to give it an alternate nickname if it doesn’t make sense. I call The Amazing Spider-Man 2 SONY-MAN 2, cause that sure as heck wasn’t Spider-Man! I call Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney Wars: The Failed Awakening, because I don’t consider anything Disney does with the SW universe official franchise canon, myself having gone back to the Original EU as the official universe, and it completely failed to Awaken the movie aspect of it IMHO. MY POINT IS, I believe it’s fine to give an alternate title to a movie/song/TV show, if you genuinely feel that it describes it better than its actual title, not just to be pointlessly silly. The only time I’ve ever given an alternate title that was just pointlessly silly that I can recall was last year’s Fant4stic, and that’s because literally everyone else was calling it that as well. 😉

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    Teridax
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    I’m predicting, from absolute locks to least likely, Veep, Transparent, Modern Family, Silicon Valley, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Master of None, and Black-ish. Mozart in the Jungle didn’t register at all the 1st season, and the Globes suck at predicting the Emmys. Also, The Last Man On Earth’s nominations were for its 2-part Pilot, couldn’t score a Comedy Series nom in spite of getting in for Forte, Directing, Writing, and Editing, and most people seem to agree the 2nd season hasn’t been as well received as the 1st one was. I just feel like the freshness of the concept and buzz of TLMOE has died down too much to land a Series nomination, compared to something like Blck-ish where the buzz for its 2nd season has been just as strong, if not stronger than its 1st season!

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    Kevin Jacobsen
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    Like everyone, I’m assuming Veep, Transparent, Modern Family, Silicon Valley and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will all get in again. I’m really interested to see what gets those last two slots.

    I think black-ish has reached a certain level of awareness and acclaim it didn’t have in Season 1, and Anthony Anderson’s surprise nomination last year certainly suggests it’s on their radar. I’d say it’s in the sixth slot.

    Now that seventh slot. It’s hard for me to divorce my feelings on Master of None (I think it’s one of the most overrated shows) but I still think people are slightly overestimating it. Netflix has put out a lot of content since November and it kind of feels like a distant memory. It didn’t exactly set the world ablaze like OITNB and to a lesser extent UKS. Idk, I just think it will underperform.

    Also, I can’t imagine Mozart in the Jungle happening. It barely even got a bump in visibility after its Globe wins.

    I suppose The Big Bang Theory could sneak in again, but I get the feeling the bloom is off the rose there, especially if Parsons couldn’t even get into a field of 7 last year.

    This is by far my riskiest prediction of the year, but I’m going with Broad City for the seventh slot. I think a lot of industry people respect what Comedy Central is doing, and there have been a lot of high profile guests this year. There’s also a cool alternative appeal, and it could take up the Louie slot in that respect.

    (I would love if Brooklyn Nine-Nine could randomly sneak in, though) 

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    I am still holding firm that Mom will be a surprise nominee for Best Comedy Series.

    Chuck Lorre sit coms have historically needed a couple of years to find their rhythm and then they pop up as an Emmy Best Comedy Series nominee. Mom definitely has found its voice and come into its own this year. I am hopeful Emmy voters will notice.

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    mikeboy898
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    Great assessments above. I firmly believe that the followings are locks, in this order, barring any sudden dips in quality for those who haven’t yet aired their seasons:

    Veep
    Transparent
    Modern Family
    Silicon Valley
    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

    ^ They each have deep, deep industry support and previous recognition at the Emmys.

    Veep is the most recent winner and I don’t see it slowing down. Although it is TBD how the show will be with creater and showrunner Armando Ianucci no longer at the helm.

    Transparent had a huge surge in buzz and critical acclaim for its 2nd season. It will most certainly stay and poses a threat for a win. Although it is definitely the most dramatic comedy on this list. It is only here because of the Emmy rules.

    Modern Family is undoubtedly becoming stale and has had a huge dip in quality during its 7th season. However, for the past few years at least, posters on these threads have been proven wrong that Modern Family will be dethroned. Last year, it finally happened but it took 5 years for it to happen. It won’t lose its nomination that quickly, no matter how bad the show has gotten. (and it’s really not THAT bad, just “more of the same”)

    Silicon Valley has had surprising strength at the Emmys. It was quickly embraced in its debut season when it received 5 Emmy nominations. Last year, it got 6. I don’t think it will win this year, but who knows. I don’t think Veep is as guaranteed a win this year as Game of Thrones is in Drama, so Silicon Valley could upset. The support is certainly there. I’m just curious if and when any of the actors will be recognized, specifically TJ Miller.

    Lastly, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt proved to be a force to be reckoned with last year when its 1st season received a whopping 7 Emmy nominations. It could get 8 this year if Ellie Kemper is nominated in Lead Actress and the show manages to keep its 2 Supporting performance nominations and its 2 guest nominations (for potentially different actors). I still think it’s too much a cult favorite to win, but it has a similar tone and structure to 30 Rock, a previous 3-time Comedy series winner.

    As for the newbies:

    Blackish first and foremost can nab that 6th spot. It has the critical appeal and has very much been in the spotlight in its 2nd season. It has without a doubt been in the cultural conversation.

    The 7th spot is interesting. If voters aren’t yet ready to embrace Master of None because it debuted in ~GASP~ November!~ they could revert back to a previous nominee or winner. The Big Bang Theory has a chance, though one could argue its quality and buzz has diminished significantly. And Girls, with its stronger and more buzzed about 5th season, has more of a fighting chance this year than it did in 2014 and 2015.

    Or they could nominate a new-ish, but established series out of the blue, like Mom, Broad City, You’re the Worst, Fresh Off the Boat, Casual, Catastrophe or Mozart in the Jungle…the next comedies in succession that are acclaimed by critics, recognized by other awards like the Guilds, Globes or Critics’ Choice, or a combo of both.

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    Boidiva02
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    I’m going to make a suggestion here that i’m sure will get some attention: Is it possible that Girls could make a comeback in series and get the sixth or seventh slot?  Most people are saying this season is a return to form for the series and I’m wondering if it could sneak in.

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    24fanatic
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    I think there is definitely a shot for GIRLS to make a comeback. This season has definitely been a return to form! In terms of determining one of the best 6 or 7 comedy series of the past year, I would most definitely include Girls.

    For me personally, I feel like a lot of the series being discussed as possible nominees are forgetable and/or overhyped.

    Looking at last year’s nominees, all should return:

    – Veep
    – Modern Family
    – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    – Transparent
    – Silicon Valley

    With two more potential nominees… Personally, I think voters are more likely to go back to nominating past nominees like GIRLS and THE BIG BANG THEORY, than to embrace new shows that haven’t really proven themselves yet, such as Master of None or Mozart in the Jungle. The only comedy that I could see breaking through randomly might be BROAD CITY, b/c it has been championed by fans and critics for the past three seasons. Also, it would be nice to see SHAMELESS breakthrough, although it does blur the lines between comedy and drama (but so does Transparent… even more so in my opinion). I don’t watch Black-ish, but it is a good sign that it was nominated for Lead Actor last year… then again… so was Shameless.

    The way I see it, I think the rankings are:

    1) Veep
    2) Transparent
    3) Modern Family
    4) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    5) Silicon Valley
    6) The Big Bang Theory
    7) Girls
    8) Broad City
    9) Shameless
    10) Black-ish
    11) Master of None 
    12) Mozart in the Jungle 

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