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  • Chris Beachum
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    Predict and discuss the Emmy race for Best Comedy Series…

     

    BEST COMEDY SERIES
    “Black-ish”
    “Master of None”
    “Modern Family”
    “Silicon Valley”
    “Transparent”
    “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
    “Veep”

     

    ABC contender “black-ish” has its first series nomination for its sophomore season. It has a total of three bids, including for its leads Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross. The show’s six episode entries are “The Word,” “Rock, Paper, Scissors Gun,” “Keeping Up with the Johnsons,” “Hope,” “Any Given Saturday,” and “Daddy Dre-Care.”

    Netflix contender “Master of None” is a freshman series with four total nominations, including those for its lead actor Aziz Ansari, directing, and writing. The show’s six episodes submitted are “Parents,” “Indians on TV,” “The Other Man,” “Ladies and Gentlemen,” “Old People,” and “Mornings.”

    ABC contender “Modern Family” won this category for each of its first five seasons before falling last year. It has four total nominations this time, with the others for supporting actor Ty Burrell, casting, and sound mixing. The six episodes entered are “Phil’s Sexy, Sexy House,” “The Party,” “Spread Your Wings,” “White Christmas,” “Double Click,” and “Crazy Train.”

    HBO contender “Silicon Valley” has its third straight nomination in this category and also has bids this year for lead actor Thomas Middleditch, directing (2), writing (2), casting, picture editing (2), production design, and sound mixing. The six episode submissions are “Founder Friendly,” “Meinertzhagen’s Haversack,” “Bachmanity Insanity,” “Bachman’s Earning’s Over-Ride,” “Daily Active Users,” and “The Uptick.”

    Amazon contender “Transparent” has its second consecutive nomination in this category and has a total of 10 bids this year. The others are for lead actor Jeffrey Tambor, supporting actresses Gaby Hoffmann and Judith Light, guest stars Melora Hardin and Bradley Whitford, directing, casting, costumes, and production design. The six episode entries are “Kina Hora,” “Cherry Blossoms,” “The Book of Life,” “Oscillate,” “Man on the Land,” and “Grey Green Brown and Copper.”

    Netflix contender “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” is a repeat nominee for its second season and has other bids for lead actress Ellie Kemper, supporting actor Tituss Burgess, and casting. The show’s six episodes are “Kimmy Goes on a Playdate,” “Kimmy Gives Up,” “Kimmy Walks Into a Bar,” “Kimmy Meets a Drunk Lady,” “Kimmy Sees a Sunset,” and “Kimmy Finds Her Mom.”

    HBO contender “Veep” is the reigning champ with a fifth straight series nomination. Among comedies, it has the leading number of bids with 16 including for lead actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, supporting stars Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, and Matt Walsh, guest star Martin Mull, directing (3), writing (2), casting, picture editing (2), production design, and sound mixing. The six episode submissions are “Morning After,” “Mother,” “C***gate,” “Congressional Ball,” “Kissing Your Sister,” and “Inauguration.”

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    Based on episode submissions Modern Family should win but the voters are tired of it I guess so Veep will win.

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    Andrew Carden
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    Veep is the safe prediction for sure but I’m going with the Black-ish upset. Silicon Valley and Transparent probably have slight chances but I don’t see any of the others really having a prayer here.

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    jjjmoss
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    Black-ish with to-date zero other noms outside of acting? Okay.

    A log of Comedy Series upon their first win:

    Veep acting, writing, casting, directing, sound mixing, production design

    Modern Family acting, casting, editing, sound mixing, writing, art direction, directing

    30 Rock acting, casting, directing, music, sound mixing, writing

    Office editing, acting, writing

    Arrested casting, directing, editing, writing, art direction, editing

    Raymond acting, sound mixing, writing, cinematography, editing, directing

    Will and Grace directing, acting, editing, cinematography, casting, art direction

    Friends acting, art direction, casting, cinematography, editing, sound mixing, directing, costumes, writing, music

    Sex and the City art direction, acting, costumes, directing, hairstyling, makeup, casting, writing, sound mixing

    I suppose this century the closest precedent would be Office, but 3 fields>1.

    In fact, the only Comedy Series nominees since 1989 with at-the-time noms from just one field are Sex and the City & Curb Your Enthusiasm, both HBO shows that at their 2nd Emmys slid into 6 & 4 fields respectively. So the show is incredibly lucky to get into this weak + expanded category.

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    GusCruz
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    Veep wins easily and IMO deservedly.

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    sturnc
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    Will Win: Veep
    Could Win: Silicon Valley
    Should Win: Veep
    Dark Horse Spoiler: Master of None
    Veep will win and it earned it this year. Silicon Valley is probably second due to it’s nomination total and because Middleditch got in. Then I think MON in third due to its writing and directing noms. I feel like Transparent and Black-ish are close in 4th and 5th and Kimmy Schmidt and Modern Family have no chance whatsoever

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    Emmyfan
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    Black-ish deserves this award, but Modern Family submitted well.

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    Stretchy
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    Black-ish with to-date zero other noms outside of acting? Okay.

    So the show is incredibly lucky to get into this weak + expanded category.

    So…wouldn’t that be the true definition of an “upset”?

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    GusCruz
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    Black-ish with to-date zero other noms outside of acting? Okay.

    So the show is incredibly lucky to get into this weak + expanded category.

    So…wouldn’t that be the true definition of an “upset”?

    It’s the true definition of “not gonna happen”.

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    Modern Family submitted VERY well. Those were very good episodes in a VERY VERY bad season. Makes me kind of scared it could randomly upset and win.

    However, Veep somehow got even stronger in its 5th year. I think they cemented a 2nd win. This is a politically charged year and Veep was right in the thick of it. It has a high chance of a repeat victory.

    Master of None or blackish could upset. I think both are dark horses in the race this year, and that’s very much a good thing!

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